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Old 5th March 2006, 14:37
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Australia - Orwell - Trojan STARs

I seek information on the final fate of these three BSL ships:
Australia Star of 1965 which was last reported as sold in 1984 under the named Candy Ace.
Orwell Star, a small coaster operated in 1965-68 and then sold as Booker Trader.
Trojan Star, operated in 1976-80 and then sold as Chios Clipper.

www.bluestarline.org which is otherwhise excellent fails to mention their demise.
Any clues?
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Old 16th May 2006, 04:10
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Hi Aristo, just came across your post.
As far as I can determine the Australia Star II was scrapped in China April 1985.
The little Orwell/OrwellStar/GuyTrader, I can find no trace. If afloat she would be almost 50yo, and even by the 'local ' standards of shipping in that part of the world, that is a long time sailing!!
Trojan Star II/ChiosClipper at 35yo is unlikley to be around. Can't find any record, although her sister..Tuscan Star which was renamed Chios Pride at around the same time also is u/k. The present day.. ..ChiosPride is a totally different ship.
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Old 16th May 2006, 07:20
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Thanks for your info David!
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Trojan Star- did a one off banana run Sheerness to Jamaica and back in 1977 before going back to Shields for 3rd phase. She carried three third engineers, such was the reliability. Awful ship. Scavenge fires daily, regularly came back minus a few legs, was a pig to bunker and rolled like a bastard no matter the weather. One guy killed in an engine room fire the trip after I left. Dangerous ship when bunkering and that is what caused the blaze - trying to share a BA set in a CO2 filled ER I believe is what killed the engineer.

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Old 6th October 2014, 09:15
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ORWELL? AUSTRALIA STAR b/u Chittagong 29.04.01
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Old 6th January 2015, 09:40
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Fire on the Trojan Star

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was a pig to bunker and rolled like a bastard no matter the weather. One guy killed in an engine room fire the trip after I left. Dangerous ship when bunkering and that is what caused the blaze - trying to share a BA set in a CO2 filled ER I believe is what killed the engineer.
I sailed on her the trip after you, Sheerness to Kingston. I was supposed to bunker her in Kingston, but refused to do so unless one of the gennies was shut down, as the diesel DB tank vented immediately beneath the exhaust manifold and I was concerned I'd have a spill and cause a fire. 2nd Eng (can't remember his name, probably as well!) called me all the names under the sun and did the bunkering himself with the genny running and exactly what I had foreseen happened, he pressed the tank up a bit too much and diesel went over the manifold and caught fire. We shut everything up, and the C/E banged in the CO2 but I'm not convinced all heads were counted before it went in...it became apparent that Dave Severn was still trapped in the Control Room when the CO2 went in. We will never know what happened but his body was recovered later that day. The Control Room design was old and would not be allowed today as there was no emergency exit.

The Kingston fire service was called early on in the piece, but I don't recall seeing them at any stage. There were wives on board, including mine who was on her first trip...they were ashore at the time, thankfully.

That ship was a pure bugger, she'd been run into the ground by previous owners/managers, and was desperately unsafe, and given the option, she should have been scrapped after the fire in Kingston...There were problems of design (stupid place for a vent pipe, no C/R emergency exit, etc.) and problems of maintenance (Quick-Close valves that wouldn't because they were broken, oil leaks etc. etc. ad infinitum, ad nauseum)

Funny thing, I sailed on the Tuscan, her sister ship a bit later (I must have really blotted my record to get both!) and though she was badly maintained, she was a reasonably happy ship with (to my aging memory) not too many breakdowns
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Old 9th August 2016, 11:59
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Orwell Star:
Built as the JULIA -ANNA for E Smid of Gronnigen by Bijholt of Foxhol in the Netherlands: Yard no 555. Launched 21.12.1955 and completed 15.03.1956. 499 Gross tonnage: 700 Dwt. LOA 173ft Beam 28ft: 10 knots.
Sold in 1963 to Blue Star Line and renamed ORWELL STAR:
Transferred to Mordorf Peach (managers) in1965 and renamed ORWELL:
Sold to Booker Line (S Coe managers) in 1968 and renamed BOOKER TRADER
Sold in 1977 to Guyana Government and registered in Georgetown
Sold in 1979 to Guyana National Shipping and renamed GUY TRADER,
Subsequently sold to Kempta Persand and renamed LADY CHANDRA 2
Deleted from register 05.01.2012, existence in doubt
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