Star of Luxor
Egyptian Steam merchant
|Name||Star of Luxor|
|Completed||1918 - W. Gray & Co, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Alexandria Navigation Co Ltd (Red Rose Line), Alexandria|
|Date of attack||10 Dec 1941||Nationality: Egyptian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-130 (Ernst Kals)|
|Position||56° 57'N, 16° 35'W - Grid AL 3962|
|Complement||56 (4 dead and 52 survivors).|
|Route||Philadelphia - Sydney - Belfast - Liverpool|
|Cargo||7094 tons of general cargo and military stores, including 1436 tons of base metal|
|History||Completed in May 1918 as War Jackdaw for the Shipping Controller, managed by H. Samman & Co. 1919 sold to the Prince Line, Newcastle and renamed Tartar Prince. 1922 transferred to the Peareth SS Co, Newcastle and 1924 returned to the Prince Line. 1933 sold to Egypt and renamed Fostat for Société Misr de Navigation Maritime (SAE), Alexandria. 1939 sold to Alexandria Navigation Co Ltd (Red Rose Line), Alexandria and renamed Star of Luxor. |
|Notes on event|
At 23.54 hours on 10 Dec 1941, U-130 fired a spread of four torpedoes at convoy SC-57 west of Rockall and observed two hits on one ship, the Star of Luxor, which sank in flames. At 23.57 hours, a spread of two torpedoes was then fired, both torpedoes seemingly detonating on one ship, but in fact Kurdistan and Kirnwood were hit.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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