Refrigerated Cargo Ship
September 23, 1984
Duchess Of Kent
January 7, 1986
Lombard North Central Blue Star Line Ltd
No. of Screws
7-Cyl 2 S.C.S.A Burmeister & Wain oil engine 7L67GBE 670mm bore, 1700mm stroke, 15,200 shp (metric) by Harland and Wolff
for Lombard Leasing Metropolitan Ltd. ( Blue Star Ship Management Ltd. managers)
Completed: 19 November 1985 with trials 15 January 1986
16 December 1984 she suffered a severe fire in her engine room while fitting out, causing extensive damage.
This included the complete stripping and rebuild of the main engine. As a consequence completion was considerably delayed.
One of a class of four ships built at Harland-Wolffs of Belfast, they were the last of a long line of ships to be built for
Blue Star Line and known as the Harland Class. With four fully refrigerated hatches and fitted with "Banana doors" they
are a versatile class of ship. With modern hydraulically operated poppet valve 2-stroke B&W engines,
4 x Allen Alternators, J&E. Hall screw refrigeration compressors and fully automated machinery operation.
Renamed in 1987 as
and chartered to Horn Linie, Hamburg until January 1989.
Laid up: 07/2011 in Gdynia, Poland
Sold: 02/11/2011 delivered at Fujairah for scrapping at Alang