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Old 7th May 2008, 17:29
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Good evening ,

did anyone has to deal with its engines ? ...
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Old 24th May 2009, 01:31
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I was on the Ulster on her last trip to Kaosiuhg. We joined her in Istanbul, sailed to Singapore were we had a collision dragging anchor in a typhoon. I belive 12 ships collided that night. We slowly steamed to Taiwan, It was like she didn't want to go there. It was a very sad moment when we ran her astern aground between two ships. The gangways both sides crunching against them and even a flare going off from one of the lifebuoys on the bridge wing. Very sad indeed. Hi to you Nick, I remember relieving you in Istanbul, we once sailed together on the Buenos Aires Star. A really good trip if I remember especialy in Santos. Those were the days hey.
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Old 24th May 2009, 01:42
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Im still using the crib board I took from her as a souvenir. Still can't believe it was 30 years ago.
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Old 9th June 2010, 22:46
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Dave Sherriff and Shaggy
Names from the past, I sailed with you on the BA Star
Yes Santos!!!!!
All the best Terry
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Old 23rd September 2010, 10:47
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Thats got to be Terry Vary.How you doing old shipmate? Yes, remember Santos really well, those were the days ha ha. Hope your keeping well and that life has been good to you. You still in the fire brigade?
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Old 2nd June 2013, 18:10
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In July 1966 at the height of the Vietnam War the Ulster Star left the UK and sailed light ship to Greece where it picked up a cargo of frozen pork (road freighted down from Bulgaria) and spent 6 weeks unloading it in Saigon. It then returned all the way to the UK ... light ship. Wonder how much per tonne that pork cost to ship?
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Old 14th January 2014, 23:38
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I showed this thread to my father! And his coment was" She was one of happys and hards working ship he sailed on in his 12 years with Blue Star
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Old 31st May 2014, 10:23
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Looking for pics ulstar star last voyage Ron g c/r/e
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Old 16th March 2016, 20:11
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Hi, I was a steward on the Ulster Star in 68, joined her in Liverpool for a coastal the deep sea to Kiwi.
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Old 16th August 2016, 21:01
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I was AB on the Ulster Star 1970, voyage to South America. Strangely enough it never had a radar. It was said that Vesty thought hat a radar spoilt the appearance of the ship.
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Old 11th September 2016, 15:58
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I was on the Ulster joined her in Southampton in Dec 77 as Blocker and left her Aug 16th 1979. Regards,
Ginger Greener.
Never heard of the term BLOCKER whilst with BSL. What was that?. I have come across the term 'block and block' but that obviously related to another matter. I coasted the Ulster alongside at Southampton and remember going up to the Mecca on the pier one weekday night as it was ' Grab a Granny Night' the ladies would have been in their 30's just recovering from a divorce. As I had learnt a few steps in ballrom dancing before going to sea I could not go wrong. They didn't mind dancing with a toy boy of 23.
Now that we are retired the wife and I are out 3 nights a week ballroom dancing and those 'grannies' are still dancing now.

Yes, as you get older what we used to do all night, takes all night to do.
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