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BRITISH STAR

One of BP's notorious(engine problems) sisters, British Star of the so called "Light Class". They were built in Italy and all named after "lights" eg. Beacon, Comet, Signal, Lantern etc. My first trip to sea was on British Beacon. Mind you they had nice lines with streamlined acc

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"British Star" built at Monfalcone (near Trieste) in 1959. DWT 35,319, 2 steam turbines (De Laval) HP 14,000 at 105 rpm.
 

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This class has been discussed in other galleries on this site. To reiterate, three of the class were built by Ansaldo Genoa, and the other three by Riuniti Trieste. They were all demolished within 15 years. British Star was sold to Liberian interests in 1973 and scrapped in March 1975 in Taiwan.
 

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The British Star and the British Industry were laid up in Falmouth in 73 must have been just prior to being sold
 

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i had 12 months and 1 day on british star as 2nd cook and loved every minute of it,great ship and great crew,i joined her in falmouth in1963.
 

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I sailed on British Star joined her in Falmouth August 1970 and paid off in Dubai May 1971, had a great time on her, we did Japan a couple of times and India twice rest of time Little Aiden, Kharge island. I was in the deck deptment, only two flights a week to the uk then,stayed in hotel for two nights ,nothing in Dubai then, we were taken from the ship in a high speed launch,she just stopped off Dubai to change crew. We did 9 months 3 days.
 

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