TSS Almeda Star
of the Blue Star Line.
SS Almeda Star, originally SS Almeda, was a British turbine steamer of the Blue Star Line. She was both an ocean liner and a refrigerated cargo ship, providing a passenger service between London and South America and carrying refrigerated beef from South America to London. She was built in 1926, significantly enlarged in 1935 and sunk by enemy action in 1941.
Principle Hull Measurements and Particulars:
- Length between perpendiculars - 510ft.
- Breadth moulded - 68ft.
- Depth moulded - 37ft 3inches.
- Displacement - 23,000 tons.
- Gross tonnage - 14,000.
- Number of passengers - 180.
- Type of accomodation - First-class deluxe.
- Total refrigerated capacity - 440,000 cub. ft.
- Total designed output - 7600 S.H.P.
- Turbine speed - 2200 r.p.m.
- Propeller speed - 120 r.p.m.
- Designed ship's speed - 16 knots.
- Number of boilers - Three D.E. and two S.E.
- Working pressure - 200 lb per sq. inch.
- Auxiliary generating sets - Two 200 K.W. steam driven.
Read a full description of the ship in The Engineer 1926/12/31, p 710-713.
Sources of Information
- The Engineer 1926/12/31