Built as refrigerated cargo ship for service to South America. 1928 converted to a factory ship for Hellyer Bros., Hull, for use in distant water fishing.
Renamed ARCTIC QUEEN - 19 Mar 1928, PISHCHEVAYA INDUSTRIYA - 1935. Broken up Kaohsiung Feb 1979.
Dates from George Swieszkowski - Lloyds List. Arrived 7 Feb 1928 departed 10 March. George records her name on departure as ARCTIC QUEEN, but the application to change her name to ARCTIC QUEEN was not made till 19 March 1928 (Hull Daily Mail - 19 Mar 1928]
Liverpool Journal of Commerce reports:
31 Jan 1928 sailed Gravesend for River Blackwater [2 Feb 1928]
10 Feb 1928 at River Blackwater since 1 Feb 1928
Liverpool, Brazil & River Plate SN Co Ltd (Lamport & Holt)
Above: S.S. VASARI at New York. Lamport & Holt Line between New York, Brazil and River Plate.
VASARI was laid up in the River Blackwater 7 Feb 1928 to 12 March 1928 and then sold for conversion to a fish factory ship. She lasted until 1979. Source: Mersea Museum / Photoship
Above: Fish factory ship ARCTIC QUEEN owned by Hellyer Bros. of Hull. She was formerly Lamport & Holt VASARI. Later sold to Russia, she was not broken up until 1979.
As VASARI she was laid up for a month in the River Blackwater in 1928. Source: Mersea Museum / Photoship