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Old 2nd July 2006, 09:21
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Hi any ex Blue star boys out there?
I was with the blue star line From About 1978=1988. Started off on the Cali Star Then the Ulster star when she done a good run up the Great lakes. Plus a few trips with Lamperts and the ACT7.Still see a few shipmates around the town now and again, would like to know what happened to a few of the lads.
Still shipping out but only dredging now as thre is'nt much choice for us ratings now. Happy hunting Big Trev Jones
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Old 2nd July 2006, 13:08
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Hello shipmate. You finally found site ok. That not the Welsh flag me'hearty!!
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Old 2nd July 2006, 20:16
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Welcome Trev to the site enjoy it and all it has to offer
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Old 2nd July 2006, 20:34
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Another welcome Trev.

Is that flag giving away your allegiances football-wise by any chance?

Enjoy the site and everything on offer.

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Old 2nd July 2006, 22:08
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Welcome aboard, Trev. Enjoy the site.

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Old 3rd July 2006, 03:54
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Welcome aboard Trev, from another old Blue star veteran. You will find plenty of others on this site.

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Old 16th January 2007, 22:34
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Hi any ex Blue star boys out there?
I was with the blue star line From About 1978=1988. Started off on the Cali Star Then the Ulster star when she done a good run up the Great lakes. Plus a few trips with Lamperts and the ACT7.Still see a few shipmates around the town now and again, would like to know what happened to a few of the lads.
Still shipping out but only dredging now as thre is'nt much choice for us ratings now. Happy hunting Big Trev Jones
Hi Trev
I was on the Ulster Star when she went to the Great Lakes. We got stuck in the ice on the way back and it took us about 5 days to get out with the help of the ice breaker Loius St Laurtant. We had a fire in number 1 hold and the electrical job was too much for our electricians so the electricians on the ice breaker helped out. In the morning they would leave the ship by jacobs ladder and walk across the ice to thir ship!!!

Would this be the same voyage?

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Old 21st March 2007, 21:51
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Hi Trev

Welcome to SN and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

I served on the Hobart Star from 31-10-69 to 28-5-70. Not a very happy ship for me so was not too worried to leave her in Cape Town, of all places.

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Old 12th May 2007, 09:34
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Hello Trev

I was aboard Brisbane Star for many trips around the Cape and across to Aussie and NZ.

Also Scottish Star and South African Star.
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Old 12th May 2007, 10:35
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Hi! Trev
You might have known a mate of mine Grant Mullaney,Mechanic? Unfortunately he passed away 27th July 1995. At 35years old a sad end but he never complained, if only his body had been as strong as his heart he would still be with us.
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Old 9th March 2008, 22:59
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Hi Trev was with blue star line from 1976 to 1980
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Old 27th April 2008, 19:27
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Hi Trev, was on the Scottish Star back in the Good old days of 68, but only managed shore leave once, cause, I was trapped in the suez. Was a bit warm but bloody good fun.
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Old 30th May 2008, 03:11
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Hi any ex Blue star boys out there?
I was with the blue star line From About 1978=1988. Started off on the Cali Star Then the Ulster star when she done a good run up the Great lakes. Plus a few trips with Lamperts and the ACT7.Still see a few shipmates around the town now and again, would like to know what happened to a few of the lads.
Still shipping out but only dredging now as thre is'nt much choice for us ratings now. Happy hunting Big Trev Jones
Hi Big Trev, I was on the Almeria Star with you. Remember? You big ****? No me no big **** .You big ****? lol lol lol lol .Andy Swanney.
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Old 5th June 2008, 13:17
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Australia Star Jan - September 1951, held up by the docker's strike in New Zealand, galley boy then swopped with the pantry boy. Stayed at sea another 11 years never sailed with Blue Star again.
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Old 27th December 2009, 09:08
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hi trev i was with blue star 72 to 88 great times cowboy
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Old 27th January 2010, 19:15
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My old man was in Blue Star for about 8 years from 1955, I think. First line fresh out of Pangbourne. Must get his slides scanned in some day.
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Old 1st February 2010, 13:08
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hi trev, i was with bluestar 1971-1986
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Old 1st February 2010, 18:11
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I was pantry boy and the a/stwd on the scottish star 62 just before she got stuck in the suez lakes, paraquay dry dock in antwerp, canberra,melbourne,auckland,australia,english worked by on to many to remember,great crowds great memories i am sure i sailed with some of you.Left about 72 when i went to texaco for my sins
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Old 2nd February 2010, 03:27
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Hi, Billy,
If you go back to my gallery, I've responded to your query re the Barra MacKinnons.
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Old 2nd February 2010, 18:05
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I was on the South Africa Star in 1963, a happy ship!

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Old 2nd February 2010, 18:29
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Ah Mr Riley .... Nice to see you on here . Sailed with you on Aussie / Kiwi Star. Take care .
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Old 3rd February 2010, 10:04
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Ah Mr Riley .... Nice to see you on here . Sailed with you on Aussie / Kiwi Star. Take care .
hi mr rooney, how could i forget you, do you remember the dog kennel in crew bar. hope you are doing well are you still at sea
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Old 23rd February 2010, 11:22
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hi lads i did a few trips on BSL southland, Act1, Welli, Cali,Scottish (new 1)
i was asst stwd & 2nd cook hope alls well with every 1 my nick name was the Stiff Neil Turner had a son with Fiona in Lyttelton he's 21 now
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Old 28th February 2010, 18:50
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cowboy..what ship did i sail on with you..was it the rangatira or keren? i was a cook.
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Old 10th May 2010, 21:14
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cowboy..what ship did i sail on with you..was it the rangatira or keren? i was a cook.
hi mate hows tricks it was the keren
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