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White Star Liner SS Athenic

 

White Star Line Athenic 1902-1962

Built as a dual purpose cargo/passenger ship for the New Zealand trade. Served as a WWI troop transport. In 1928 the ship was sold to a Norwegian firm and converted into a whaling ship and renamed Pelagos. In 1941 the ship was captured by the German raider, Penguin, in Antarctica. The Germans converted it into an oil tanker to refuel German U-Boats. In 1942 a British sub attacked and sank it. In 1945 the Norwegians raised and refitted it as a passenger ship where it served until 1962 when it was scrapped.


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