British Ratings

J Brown
20th February 2011, 13:29
Which year did British rating sail with Blue Star

Burned Toast
20th February 2011, 13:56
Which year did British rating sail with Blue Star

Do you not mean when did Blue Star get rid of British ratings?

kernewekmarnor
26th July 2011, 17:20
Not many left after 1991 - 1992 I would say.
My last Blue Star vessel was in '91 ACT V which always carried Barbados crew, but by then the reefers had started to flag out and replace the British lads.

connelpilot
23rd May 2012, 04:51
Hi, there was still british ratings on Blue star ships until 1998,
Snow Cape and the Snow Delta
As far as am aware i was the last ever British deck boy on a Blue Star ship.

Gary Maccuish.

R58484956
23rd May 2012, 20:19
Greetings Gary and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

Pat McCardle
23rd May 2012, 21:06
Hi, there was still british ratings on Blue star ships until 1998,
Snow Cape and the Snow Delta
As far as am aware i was the last ever British deck boy on a Blue Star ship.

Gary Maccuish.

Those weren't Blue Star ships, might have been carrying BS Funnel colours thats about it!

connelpilot
28th May 2012, 13:27
They didnt Have B/S funnels they had Universal reefers funnel

Check the Blue star page and you will find they were blue star ships !!

Pat McCardle
28th May 2012, 18:09
I see an ex Blue Star 'A' boat.

bloomdido
31st October 2012, 19:55
they were used to be called the santiago and santos star for a while with blue star colours,didnt realise they still had british crew so late

Pat McCardle
1st November 2012, 04:10
They didnt Have B/S funnels they had Universal reefers funnel

Check the Blue star page and you will find they were blue star ships !!

'WERE' as used to be!

timo
1st November 2012, 12:49
I knew a guy who got a job on these reefers,He said Blue Star only crewed these ships and nothing else and the only reason there were Brits on board was because it was in the charter agreement that European crews were to be used, as soon as the charters finished ....18 month 2 year the Brits were gone.

bloomdido
10th November 2012, 17:49
bit of a typo there pat,not built as blue star ships but the company started to bring ships in, as vesty no longer wanted to build after the paddy wagons were done in the 80s.ie napier,lyttleton,santos and santiago star all from other companies and proved sucessfull on the whole,and unlike a lot of the older blue star vessels no bloody m.a.n main engines thank god!