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An attractive view above of the Blue Star Cargo/passengerliner URUGUAY STAR (1948/10,723 grt).
Equipped to carry 53 First Class passengers, the URUGUAY STAR was powered by steam turbines. She was sold for demolition at Kaohsiung in 1972.
 

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Didn't she end up being burnt out in one of the London Docks? Or was that the Paraguay Star?
 

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Thanks Steve. It's a shame she burnt out, but then again I suppose her and her ilk were already living on borrowed time.
 

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Uruguay Star, otherwise known as Chunkie's yacht!

He was the Chief Engineer in 1967-? I've forgotten his full name.
 

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Sailed as passenger on Uruguay Star May 1953 from Buenos Aires to the UK. Had unscheduled call at Casablanca to off-load fruit from Brazil and then sailed for Plymouth where passengers were "off-loaded" as ship had orders to skip Tilbury and sail directly to Rotterdam. A good ship and wonderful voyage - lots of social activity on board!
 
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