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Name Official number Flag IMO
EMPIRE HIGHWAY  168735  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1942  26/08/1942  10/1942 
Vessel type Vessel description
Refrigerated Cargo   Steel Motor Vessel  
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Clydeholm Yard  690 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
7166 grt / 4217 nrt / 418.0 ft  57.4 ft  34.2 ft   
Engine builder Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow
Engine detail
M4cyl Doxford type 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Ministry of War Transport - Blue Star Line Ltd., London  Glasgow   
Other names
1946 IONIC STAR - 1946 NAPIER STAR 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1946 Union Cold Storage Co Ltd - Blue Star Line Ltd.
1949 Frederick Leyland & Co Ltd - Blue Star Line Ltd.
1950 Lamport & Holt Line Ltd - Blue Star Line Ltd.
1953 Booth SS Co Ltd., Liverpool
1959 Blue Star Line Ltd., London 
Vessel history
 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1968  Broken Up 16/12/1968 
Disposal Detail
Aground: 20/07/1965 near Montevideo, Uruguay in a position 34.55S, 55.15W, while on a voyage from Rio Gallegos, Argentina to Rio Grande, Brasil
Refloated:21/08/1965 and arrived at Montevideo
Sold: 16/02/1966 to local buyers for scrapping, but reported 29/06/1966 to be still afloat
Sold: to Urre & Co. Ltd., Montevideo and demolition commenced 16/12/1968 in the National Drydock at Montevideo 
 

 



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