PREMIER – 1943 – IMO 5292935

Collection of Rick Cox, seen as RHODESIA STAR

RHODESIASTAR1943

1943, 8542grt, C3-S-A1 class hull

Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding, Tacoma (37) as U.S.S. ESTERO CVE-42, escort carrier

leased to U.K. and modified at Burrard, Vancouver, completed  as H.M.S. PREMIER D23

1946 returned to U.S., sold to Blue Star Line and became RHODESIA STAR, converted to cargo

1967 HONGKONG KNIGHT

Broken up at Kaohsiung, arrived 05/01/1974

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