|STAR OF ZEALAND (ex-ASTRAL)|
from SHIPS, by Wilfred S. Stephenson with his text below.
1910: While on a passage from New York to San Fran, she lost her three topgallant masts off Cape Horn in a gale of wind.
This year the vessel was purchased by Alaska Packers Assoc from the Standard Oil Co, for the salmon trade to Alaska and renamed STAR OF ZEALAND.
|STAR OF ZEALAND, undated.|
Leaving the fishing grounds of Alaska.
Original photo from the archives of the S.P.H.S.©
1934: On 7 November, the STAR OF ZEALAND was sold to the Trans-Pacific Commercial Co of Los Angeles, CA, for Japanese interests, who in August 1935, sailed her to Japan to be scrapped. [photo on top.]"
Words from; Ships, A Collection of Marine Illustrations. Stephenson, W.S.,USN. Ben Kreis Agency, Vancouver, WA. 1947. Saltwater People library.