Olympic II


Star of France was laid down by Harland & Wolff In Belfast, and was launched in 1877 for Star Line in London. She was sold several times before she ended up in American hands and the company Hermosa Amusement Company in 1933 who renamed her to Olympic II and used her as a fishing barge. While anchored up in San Pedro harbor 4. September 1940, she collided with the Japanese ocean freighter Sakito Maru who rammed her port side and she went down in the deep within a couple of minutes. Eight people lost their lives in the accident. The wreck was demolished to clear the ship lane, and her battered remains rest today on a depth of 15 to 30 meter south of Angels Gate lighthouse.

Former names:
Olympic II
Star of France,
78,6 x 11,6 x 6,9 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1664 grt
Belfast ( UK ) 1877
Hermosa ( US )

Picture: Star of France
Courtesy of State library Queensland, Public domain

Last updated: December 2020