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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  08/03/1927 
Other names
25/06/1929 AVILA STAR 
Subsequent owner and registration history
20/05/1930 owners restyled as 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
18/08/1942 British registry closed 


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