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1928 White Star Line bought the heavily loss-making Australian Commonwealth Line from the Australian Government on a deferred payment basis and placed it under George Thompson’s management, with which group is was associated in the Australian trade.
1931 the Kylsant shipping group, which owned White Star Line, collapsed.
1932 the Aberdeen Line was purchased by Shaw, Savill and Albion Co. The fleet of the former Australian Commonwealth Line was also acquired. Together with P & O, Furness, Withy and Co, New Zealand Line and Orient Line, Shaw, Savill and Albion Co formed Aberdeen and Commonwealth Line and managed it.