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Name Official number Flag IMO
AVILA  149791  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1927  22/09/1926  03/1927 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank Clydebank  514 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
12872 grt / 7878 nrt / 510.2 ft  68.2 ft  33.9 ft   
Engine builder John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank
Engine detail
4 x steam turbines, 2007nhp, 2 Screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Blue Star Line (1920) Ltd., London  London   
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
1930 Blue Star Line Ltd., London 
Vessel history

162 x 1st class passengers. Refrigerated cargo space.

1935 lengthened to 550.4 ft and fitted with a Maierform bow by Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Jarrow

End year Fate / Status
1942  Torpedoed 05/07/1942 
Disposal Detail
Torpedoed by U.201 in 38.04N - 55.48W, NE of the Azores on passage Buenos Aires via Freetown for Liverpool 


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