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Arandora Star, a luxury British ocean liner cruise ship, docked in the Los Angeles Harbor, San Pedro, 1934-1937
Date Created and/or Issued
[between March 10, 1934 and February 28, 1937]
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Luxury ocean liner Arandora Star anchored in the Los Angeles Harbor at San Pedro.
The Arandora Star was the flagship of the British-owned Blue Star Line (Ltd). She was launched on April 1, 1927 and cruised the Pacific and Atlantic oceans carrying some 350 passengers. In 1939 she was converted by the Royal British Navy to an armed merchant ship. On July 2, 1940 -- while transporting German and Italian prisoners of war to Canadian intern camps -- she was torpedoed by a German U-Boat. More than 800 people, roughly half those onboard, were lost with the ship.
Text from negative sleeve: Arandora Star, Ship: Blue Starline Flagship
Text from negative: Arandora Star
b&w nitrate negative
Ocean liners--British--California--Los Angeles
Arandora Star (Ship)
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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