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joined her in hamburg winter 61 i think? casablanca-hamburg santos for bananas for b.a. apples for johnsons star line to oslo,paid off dover
 

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Dom,
Was not she scrapped along with her sister " Mendosa Star", after they had both been lengenthened in 1963..,sometime in the mid 80's , at Gadani Beach ??
Seemed to be so small, compared with other newbuildings at the time.
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David D.
 

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dom

yes both lenghtened,sold to an italian co.i think the santos star was the raeburn?
 

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yes both lenghtened,sold to an italian co.i think the santos star was the raeburn?
I signed on as a cadet on the Santos Star in Belfast just after she was lengthened - February '64. On way to BA and the typhoid scare in UK meant we then started a regular run from BA to Genoa in Italy. Must have been profitable as we always returned to BA light. Mind you we were cleaning hatches and boiling meat hooks all the way back ready for next load. Some happy memories of Both BA (Dock Sud) and Genoa(Thumb)
 

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The "Santos Star" Was built as the "Constable" for Lamport & Holt (Built by Brooke Marine, Lowestoft,1959).The "Mendoza Star" had previously been Lamports "Chatham" (Built Alexander Stephen & Sons on the Clyde.)I heard ther were only seven AB's and the two cadets were the other two watch keepers in both ships,good for cadets overtime no doubt. Two shillings and fourpence (about eleven pence) an hour when I was a cadet.
 

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I heard ther were only seven AB's and the two cadets were the other two watch keepers in both ships,good for cadets overtime no doubt. Two shillings and fourpence (about eleven pence) an hour when I was a cadet.
That's right - and there were plenty of "ovies" to be had! Can't remember the name of the other cadet, but I remember the 1st mate's name was Gathercoal or Gathercole.
 

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Santos Star

I joined The Santos Star as 4th Eng 5/12/64 I found her a very happy ship and really enjoyed my time on her. Many (some perhaps not so happy) memories of BA , Montevideo, Santos, and all the other ports on that run.

Cheers Brian.
 

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Santos Star

I joined her in BA (cadet), having sailed from the Hamburg on the Ulster Star, eventually signing off in Genoa with the long train ride home. (29/4/64-14/7/64)
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I joined her in BA (cadet), having sailed from the Hamburg on the Ulster Star, eventually signing off in Genoa with the long train ride home. (29/4/64-14/7/64)
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Hi Freebee

We must have both been cadets on her at the same time (see 3 or 4 posting up). Think I remember you joining in BA, but can't remember what happened to your predecessor.

I was paid off in Genoa in May 64 and given a train ticket from there to Dundee!! Think they gave me £5 for expenses!!

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Hi Pete,
It must be the beard? You can never forget having to boil the hooks, fetching them out of the hatch to boil them in 50 gallon drums with the old steam line. What about cleaning the bilges out? No auto pilot, so we had to make the watch up (4 to 8) and do our turn on the wheel. Those were the days, mind the ovies was good.
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You can never forget having to boil the hooks, fetching them out of the hatch to boil them in 50 gallon drums with the old steam line. What about cleaning the bilges out?
Was just thinking about those meat hooks and bilges after I posted - and disinfecting hatches with some lethal mix (was it formaldehyde?)

The beard has long gone as has most other hair as well
 

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Bridie,I must have missed this post earlier.What a great photo of the Santos Star. It brought back fond memories. My last trip at sea was on her although she was known then as the MV Constable. I paid off in Liverpool in Mar. 1960. Flew to Canada and slung my hook. No regrets, but still enjoy the memories.
 

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Hello, I thought some of you might be interested in seeing this - a scale model of the Santos Star, built by my father when he served in her.





 

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Hi Vangooler, Just seen your post re "Santos Star" (Constable) you say you paid of her in L/pool Mar 60, I was cadet on her 60/61 did 5 trips on her. A great little ship & a happy crew. Cheers, Glyn.
 

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Extended photo

Has anyone come across a photo of her in her BSL livery after she was extended, the only one I have seen is in her Italian colours, as the Calagaribaldi.
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