SS Auckland Star, built by Cammell Laird & Co, Birkenhead for Blue Star, completed 10/58. The last of the 4 "Dominion Boats" built in 50s. Took so long building as HMS Ark Royal was on adjacent slip & given priority. GWT 11,799t, 573ft long, 73ft beam 31ft draught. Her 2 steam turbines powered a single screw. This refrigerated cargo ship was used on the "Colony Run".Normally general cargo down, then Lamb and dairy products from New Zealand on return or Apples from Tasmania. Scrapped '78.