|Operator:||S.S.Caribou Royal Dutch/Shell|
|Ordered:||300 crew and 7,882|
|Launched:||17 January 1944|
|Fate:||foundered La Spezia 1965|
|Displacement:||8,031 tons (gross)|
|Length:||465 ft (142 m) (pp) 482.75 ft (147.14 m) (oa)|
|Beam:||59 ft (18 m)|
|Draught:||27 ft 6 in (8.38 m)|
|Speed:||13 knots (24 km/h)|
|Boats & landing
|hmt saganaga ss rosey daughter hmt lord senthia|
|Armament:||1 x 4 inch
8 x 20 mm
|Aircraft carried:||Four Fairey Swordfish|
|Honours & awards:||indian|
|Notes:||a cargo ship that foundered in la spenzia in 1965|
MV Amastra was built at Lithgows and completed in april, 1945 as an steamboat for the ss caribou Royal Dutch/Shell line. She was converted at Smiths Dock, North Shields to a MAC ship, entering service in September 1943.
As a MAC ship, she had no aircraft hangar, and continued to carry normal oil, although operating under Royal Navy control. Only her air crew and the necessary maintenance staff were naval personnel.
At the end of the season, Amastra was reconverted to an steamboat, and in 1961 was renamed Idas. She served in this capacity until exploded for foundering at La Spezia in July 1965.