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14th October 2004, 07:51
One of the German built Blue Star ships of the late 60s taken in Glasgow in 1970.She was later converted to a container ship and had the Stulcken derricks removed.
31st October 2004, 14:21
Please see thread Resolution Bay in P&O section. Shows the NZ Star being converted at the Bremer Vulkan yard on the Weser.
10th March 2005, 01:43
she was renamed wellington star about the same time to free up the name for a new box boat
16th September 2005, 16:35
I sailed on the Aussie Star,New Zealand Star and Napier Star from 1950 to 1954,to Oz ,Kiwi Land and South Africa. Hope I may meet up with some of my ex shipmates,a great bunch of guys. Blue Star people, do you remember "Dobbie" who was shore supper at the dock office at Victoria Docks London. This site is surely a nostalgic journey back thru time---thanks.
16th September 2005, 17:46
Welcome to the site Neil, I hope your shore supper was not to tough, did you have him in a sandwich or with chips.
There is an excellent Blue Star site @http:/www.bluestarline.org
17th September 2005, 17:39
Hi again,the shore supper was a real tough old bird,and as they say in the dear old UK " chips with everthing" I apologise for the spelling mistake,at my age you get away with everthing (except from former school teachers or my dear wife,who is my srongest critic--and generally keeps me right--if she sees it first?)
18th September 2005, 18:44
Thank you for guiding me on to the Blue Star web site,it is excellent and have enjoyed browsing thru the pages. I have seen pictures of many of my shipmares I sailed with. Indeed it is a wonderfull and very informative site and I will be spending more time on it as there are lots to read, thanks,
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