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Name: TUSCAN STAR
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 31/10/1929
Completed: 04/1930
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 990
Dimensions: 11449grt, 7075nrt, 471.0 x 68.3 x 35.1ft
Engines: 2 x 8cyl, 2SCSA oil engines, 1994nhp
Engines by: Sulzer Bros, Winterthur, Switzerland
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 15.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 161395
History:
04/1930 Blue Star Line Ltd
1933 Transferred to Union Cold Storage Co Ltd (Blue Star Line Ltd, managers)
1933 Frederick Leyland & Co Ltd (Blue Star Line Ltd, managers), London
06/09/1942 Sank
Comments: 17/12/1939: Attacked by German aircraft in the English Channel off Folkstone. Repaired
06/09/1942: Torpedoed by U-Boat U109 and sank 300 miles south of Sierra Leone
9 crew killed
On a voyage from Santos (Brasil) to Freetown (Sierra Leone) and UK with a cargo of meat & general cargo


Photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Photo courtesy of Fraser Darrah Collection