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Caledonia Star

The Caledonia Star entering Tenerife in 1964

A 9141 grt ship she was completed in 1942 at Greenock as Empire Wisdom, renamed Royal Star in 1946, she became Caledonia Star in 1961

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Senior Cadet 30/07/65 to 26/10/65
"Services no longer required by Blue Star Line" after this trip - best thing that could have happened :)

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Built as a steamer of 9,134 tons, and completed as the "Empire Wisdom" in 1942 for the Ministry Of War Transport. Her builders were the Greenock Dockyard Company and her layout conformed to the prototype of the Clan Line, in whose fleet there were a number of similar ships.
As the "Empire Wisdom" she was managed by Clan Line until 1944 then Blue Star Line until 1946. They then bought her for their Union Cold Storage Company and renamed her "Royal Star".
She was laid up at Cardiff, for some time after 1959 but in 1961 was transfered to the Blue Star Line and renamed "Caledonia Star". Re-engined at the same time with two M.A.N. diesels of 9,000 b.h.p. the ship was transfered to the UK-North Pacific Trade.

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