The one shipping line that every resident on Thameside could recognise was Blue Star. Here the Hobart Star arrives on a breezy morning at Gravesend bound for The Royal Docks. Built by Bremer Vulkan at Vegesack in 1956 she was 8,398 gr tons and a superb example of her type,
m.s. HOBART STAR b. 1956
Salient Shipping Co. (Bermuda) Limited.
Operated by Compass Line, Australia, S. Africa.
at last... Blue Star Line!
A fine vessel. The old livery with buff masts just a touch more traditional than later.
Oil on linen, 9 x 12 inches, 2014
Hobart Star at sea.
Built:1956 Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack
Owners: Salient Shipping Co(Bermuda) Ltd--Blue Star Line mgrs.
1972: Buenos Aires Star
1973: Hobart Star
1978: Aegean Prosperity
1980: Broken up Kaosiung.