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Old 13th March 2007, 11:48
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Saxon Star 1949

Saxon Star on River Thames OB London. 18.06.1949
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Old 13th March 2007, 17:33
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MV Saxon Star (Ex Empire Strength 1946) 7355 tons. Built 12/1942 by H&W Belfast. 431.4 x 57.3 x 33.6. DF, ESD. Code flags MARX. Cruiser stern
4s csa diesel built by H&W Belfast. Owned by L&H ltd. Managed by Blue Star Line. Registered London. British flag.
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Old 13th March 2007, 21:16
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Nice to see a photo of the old tub. I was JOS on her from Aug.55- Jan.56. She had a fire in the engine room in the Irish sea and was towed into Dublin for repairs. Engines had trouble again before going into the Panama Canal. Anchored for 10 days waiting for a new piston from London. She was pretty basic, even ice water was scarce. But she had a great crew and the food was good. That more than made up for her inefficiencies.
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