P 615 - Blue Star Line

Length Height Weight Packaging
5.61 in (14.3 cm) 0.88 in (2.23 cm) 69 gm (2.45 oz) Window Box

This is the Tri-ang Minic Ships model of a Blue Star Line general cargo ship of the 1950's / 1970's similar to the sister ships MV Adelaide Star & MV Wellington Star built by John Brown & Co Ltd, Clydebank and SS Auckland Star & SS Tasmanian Star built by Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead.

The casting is a C4-S-1a Mariner Class break bulk cargo ship designed and built in the early 1950's as a replacement for World War II era Liberty / Victory ships.

The model is marked on the underside with the Tri-ang Minic logo, "Modern Edition", model number P 610, and the description "Mariner Class Cargo Ship".

MV Adelaide Star

Photograph courtesy of Mr Chris Howell


Name: MS Adelaide Star
SS Auckland Star
SS Tasmania Star
MS Wellington Star
IMO 5002455
IMO 5030361
IMO 5353268
IMO 5387439
Owner: Blue Star Line
Builders: John Brown & Co Ltd, Clydebank, Scotland

MV Adelaide Star - Yard No. 657
MV Wellington Star - Yard No. 670

Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead, England

SS Auckland Star - Yard No. 1270
SS Tasmania Star - Yard No. 1207
Launched: MS Adelaide Star - 2 August 1950
MS Wellington Star - 7 May 1952
SS Auckland Star - 2 May 1958
SS Tasmania Star - 31 May 1950
Displacement: 14,400 deadweight tons
Length (OA): 573 ft 10 ins ( 174.9 m )
Beam: 72 ft 10ins ( 22.2 m )
Draft: 31 ft ( 9.45 m )
Propulsion: MV Adelaide Star & MV Wellington Star -

Two 6-Cylinder 2 S.C.S.A. Doxford oil engines generating 14,700 bhp driving twin shafts / screws

SS Auckland Star -

Two steam turbines reduction geared to single shaft / screw

SS Tasmania Star -

Three steam turbines producing 16,000 shp double reduction geared to single shaft / screw
Maximum Speed: 16.5 knots
Crew: Approximately 40
Passengers: 12
Cargo Capacity:  
Disposal: MV Adelaide Star - July 1975 scrapped Masan, South Korea
SS Auckland Star - August 1978 scrapped Gadani Beach, Pakistan
SS Tasmania Star - December 1975 scrapped Kaohsiung, Taiwan
MV Wellington Star - 1979 scrapped Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Further details can be obtained from the following links -
MV Adelaide Star Clydeside Database Website
MV Adelaide Star www.bluestarline.org
SS Auckland Star www.bluestarline.org
SS Tasmania Star www.bluestarline.org
MV Wellington Star Clydeside Database Website
MV Wellington Star www.bluestarline.org