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Name Official number Flag IMO
OTAKI  132763  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1920  22/10/1919   
Vessel type Vessel description
Refrigerated Cargo   Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Clydeholm Yard  574 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
7951 grt / 4954 nrt / 449.1 ft  58.2 ft  37.1 ft   
Engine builder Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow
Engine detail
Twin T3cyl (26½", 44" & 73" x 48") 762/1122nhp 7000ihp, 2-screw  

First owner First port of register Registration date
The New Zealand Shipping Co. Ltd., London  Plymouth  22/01/1920 
Other names
WAR JUPITER (intended) - 08/11/1934 CLAN ROBERTSON - 17/12/1938 STANFLEET - 05/12/1939 PACIFIC STAR 
Subsequent owner and registration history
31/05/1934 The Clan Line Steamers Ltd, mng Cayzer, Irvine & Co Ltd, managers)
08/12/1938 Stanhope Steamship Co Ltd - mng J A Billmeir & Co Ltd
05/07/1939 Zubi Shipping Co Ltd - mng Alejandro Zubizeurita, London
20/11/1939 Blue Star Line Ltd, London. 
Vessel history

Laid down as WAR JUPITER for the Shipping Controller, London

24/04/1942 requisitioned for the Liner Division 
End year Fate / Status
1942  Torpedoed 30/10/1942 
Disposal Detail
27/10/1942 Whilst on a voyage, under Capt. G. L. Evans, from Rosario and Freetown to Liverpool, in convoy SL125, was torpedoed by the German submarine U.509, N. W. from the Canary Islands in a position 29.15N., 20.57W.
28/10/1942 Abandoned by her crew, 17.40 hrs., in a position 21.29N., 19.28W.
30/10/1942 Last seen at daybreak very low in the water and is presumed to have sunk shortly afterwards.

07/01/1943 British registry closed 


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