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The Fleets

Blue Star Line

The Blue Star Line was owned by Vestey Brothers, Union Cold Storage Company and commenced operating their own ships in 1909, principally for the carriage of frozen produce initially from South America and China. In 1911 Blue Star Line was formed with Union Cold Storage as the parent company. Services to Australia and New Zealand were inaugurated in 1933. In1935 Blue Star Line purchased the goodwill and services (but no ships) of Frederick Leyland & Company and transferred some of its existing vessels to Leyland registered ownership. Leyland was a Blue Star Line subsidiary. Similarly, Blue Star Line purchased the Lamport & Holt Line in 1944 and the Booth Line in 1946. Subsequently a large number of inter-company transfers took place between the three companies, but these have been ignored except where names were changed.

In 1952 Austasia Line was formed to operate services between Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Australia. Blue Star took over the North American Pacific Coast services from Donaldson Line in 1954. In 1957 Crusader Shipping Company formed in partnership with the New Zealand Shipping Company, Port Line and Shaw, Savill & Albion. Calmeda S.p.A di Nav, Cagliari was formed by Blue Star and Italian shippers in 1965. Passenger services to South America terminated in 1972, but cargo and container services continue. Many Blue Star cargo ships had limited passenger accommodation.

Many thanks to Ted Finch for his assistance in collecting this data. The following list was extracted from various sources. This is not an all inclusive list but should only be used as a guide. If you would like to know more about a vessel, visit the Ship Descriptions (on-site) ot the Immigrant Ship web site.

see the website "Blue Star on the Web" by Fraser. Descriptions and photgraphs of the ships.

Routes:

  • 1909-1985 Cargo. Liverpool/London - South America terminating at Buenos Aires.
  • 1911-1930 UK - Hong Kong - Shanghai - Japan.
  • 1915-1920 London - Tenerife - Cape Town - Majunga
  • 1920-1985 UK - Panama - N.America Pacific coast.
  • 1927-1972 Passenger. London - Boulougne - Lisbon - Madeira - Tenerife/Las Palmas - Rio de Janeiro - Santos - Nontevideo - Buenos Aires.
  • 1933-1985 UK - Panama - New Zealand.
  • 1934-1985 UK - Suez - Singapore - Australia.
  • 1934-1985 UK - Panama - Australia.
  • 1935-1985 UK - South Africa.
  • 1938-1985 UK - West Indies.
  • 1946-1985 UK - Suez - New Zealand - Persian Gulf - Middle East - Suez - UK.
  • 1946-1972 Glasgow - South Africa - Australia.
  • 1962-1985 Australia - Panama - US/Canada East Coast ports to Montreal.
  • 1964-1966 River Plate - Barcelona - Marseilles - Italy.
  • 1964-1970 Continental ports - London (feeder service)
  • 1965-1970 Tyne - Middlesborough - Humber - London (feeder service)
  • 1971-1985 Container service Baltic - UK - Panama - US/Canada Pacific Coast.
  • 1972-1985 New Zealand - US/Canada Pacific Coast.
  • 1976-1985 Container service New Zealand - Australia - Persian Gulf.

Funnel:
Red with black top, narrow white band, narrow black band. In the red, a white circle with blue five-pointed star.

Fleet:

Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Adelaide Star 1950 1975 scrapped after engine damage. 12,964
Afric Star (1)   see Africstar.  
Afric Star (2) 1975 1987 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Lanark. 9,784
Africstar 1926 1929 renamed Afric Star. 1941 sunk by German surface raider Kormoran in Atlantic. 11,867
Albion Star (1)   see Albionstar.  
Albion Star (2) 1939 ex- Mosdale, 1954 purchased from A/S Mosvold Shipping Co, Norway and renamed Albion Star, 1954 transferred to Lamport & Holt, 1959 renamed Carroll, 1960 to BSL, renamed Norman Star (2). 1961 to Booth Line, renamed Basil, 1964 sold to Greece, renamed Eleni K. 3,022
Albionstar 1919 1929 launched as War Hecuba, completed as Albionstar, 1929 renamed Albion Star (1). 1948 scrapped. 7,920
Almeda 1926 1929 renamed Almeda Star (1). 1941 torpedoed and sunk off Scotland with all hands; loss of 360 lives. 12,838
Almeda Star (1)   see Almeda.  
Almeda Star (2) 1976 1984 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Arran. 9,781
Almeria Star 1976 1984 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Perth. 9,781
America Star 1963 1982 sold to Panama, renamed Golden Princess. 7,365
Andalucia 1926 1929 renamed Andalucia Star (1). 1942 torpedoed and sunk off West Africa; loss of 7 lives. 12,846
Andalucia Star (1)   see Andalucia.  
Andalucia Star (2) 1975 1985 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Fife. 9,784
Arandora 1927 1929 renamed Arandora Star. 1940 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic; loss of 805 lives. 12,838
Arandora Star   see Arandora.  
Argentina Star 1947 1972 scrapped. 10,716
Auckland Star (1) 1939 1940 torpedoed and sunk off Ireland; no loss of life. 13,212
Auckland Star (2) 1958 1978 scrapped. 11,799
Auckland Star (3) 1985 1987 chartered to Horn Line, Hamburg, renamed Horncliff, 1988 still in service. 10,291
Australia Star (1) 1935 1964 scrapped. 12,614
Australia Star (2) 1965 1972 chartered to Norway, renamed Concordia Star, 1974 returned to BSL renamed Australia Star, 1974 sold to Italy, renamed Cortina. 10,025
Australia Star (3) 1978 1988 still in service. 17,082
Avelona 1927 1929 renamed Avelona Star (1). 1940 torpedoed and sunk off Finisterre; loss of 4 lives. 13,376
Avelona Star (1)   see Avelona.  
Avelona Star (2) 1975 1985 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Castle Peak. 9,784
Avila 1927 1929 renamed Avila Star (1). 1942 torpedoed and sunk off Azores; loss of 73 lives. 12,872
Avila Star (1)   see Avila.  
Avila Star (2) 1974 1979 sold to Norway, renamed Hidlefjord. 9,766
Barcelona Star 1955 ex- Piraus, 1965 purchased from F. Laiesz, Hamburg and renamed Barcelona Star, 1965 transferred to Calmedia, renamed Calasetta. 4,705
Brasil Star 1947 1972 scrapped. 11,610
Brasilia Star   see Queensland Star.  
Brisbane Star 1936 1963 sold to Panama, renamed Enea. 12,791
Britanica 1913 1923 purchased from Anglo-South American Meat Co., 1948 sold to Belgium. 1,350
Broderick   see Lizanka.  
Brodfield 1899 ex- Surrey, 1915 purchased from Federal Line and renamed Brodfield, 1916 wrecked on Scilly Isles. 5,455
Brodholme 1899 ex- Nairnshire, 1915 purchased from Scottish Shire Line and renamed Brodholme, 1920 renamed Gothicstar. 1929 renamed Gothic Star. 1938 scrapped. 5,673
Brodhurst 1914 1920 renamed Miltonstar. 1927 sold to Russia renamed Dnepr. 3,071
Brodland 1891 ex- Highland Mary, 1912 purchased from Nelson Line, renamed Brodland. 1913 wrecked Aberavon, Wales; no loss of life. 2,989
Brodlea 1899 ex- Kent, 1915 purchased from Federal Line and renamed Brodlea, 1920 renamed Saxonstar. 1929 renamed Saxon Star (1). 1934 scrapped. 5,455
Brodliffe 1898 ex- Morayshire, 1915 purchased from Scottish Shire Line, renamed Brodliffe. 1920 renamed Tuscanstar. 1929 sold to Italy, renamed Fortunestar. 5,464
Brodmead 1895 ex- Rakaia, 1915 purchased from New Zealand Shipping Co and renamed Brodmead, 1920 renamed Romanstar. 1929 renamed Roman Star (1). 1934 scrapped. 5,628
Brodmore 1890 ex- Rangatira, 1909 purchased from Shaw, Savill & Albion, renamed Brodmore, 1910 chartered to Russia, renamed Count Muravieff, 1911 returned to BSL, renamed Brodmore, 1917 torpedoed and sunk off N.Africa. 4,045
Brodmount 1899 ex- Wakanui, 1913 purchased from New Zealand Shipping Co., renamed Brodmount, 1920 renamed Stuartstar. 1923 wrecked Holland. 5,706
Brodness 1894 ex- Banffshire, 1915 purchased from Scottish Shire Line, renamed Brodness. 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Anzio. 5,537
Brodstone 1896 ex- Indraghiri, 1910 purchased from Thos B. Royden, Liverpool, renamed Brodstone. 1917 torpedoed and sunk west of Ushant; loss of 5 lives. 4,927
Brodvale 1899 ex- Tomoana, 1912 purchased from Tyser Line, renamed Brodvale. 1920 renamed Tudorstar. 1929 renamed Tudor Star, 1934 scrapped. 5,987
Buenos Aires Star (1)   see Hobart Star.  
Buenos Aires Star (2)   see Canberra Star.  
Caledonia Star   see Royal Star (2)  
California Star (1) 1938 1943 torpedoed and sunk west of Azores; loss of 51 lives. 8,293
California Star (2)   see Tuscan Star (2)  
California Star (3) 1971 1987 transferred to Austasia Line, renamed Mulbera. 19,095
Camana 1918 1920 renamed Celticstar. 1929 renamed Celtic Star (1). 1943 torpedoed and sunk off W. Africa. 5,575
Canadian Star (1) 1938 1943 torpedoed and sunk off Newfoundland; loss of 32 lives. 8,290
Canadian Star (2) 1957 1972 transferred to Lamport & Holt, renamed Raeburn (5), 1979 scrapped. 6,291
Canberra Star 1956 1973 renamed Buenos Aires Star (2). 1979 scrapped. 8,257
Canterbury Star (1) 1960 1980 scrapped. 7,539
Canterbury Star (2) 1985 1988 still in service. 10,291
Catalina Star   see Fremantle Star (1)  
Celtic Star (1)   see Camana.  
Celtic Star (2) 1942 ex- Empire Galahad, 1946 purchased from MOWT and renamed Celtic Star, 1947 transferred to Lamport & Holt, renamed Murillo, 1952 sold, renamed Bogliasco. 7,046
Celticstar   see Camana.  
Colorado Star 1952 ex- Raeburn (2), 1958 transferred from Lamport & Holt and renamed Colorado Star, 1972 transferred to Austasia Line, renamed Mahsuri, 1977 reverted to L&H, renamed Roland, 1978 scrapped. 8,292
Columbia Star (1) 1939 1950 transferred to Lamport & Holt, 1953 renamed Dryden. 1955 renamed Patagonia Star (1). 1963 renamed Dryden, 1957 renamed Columbia Star (1), 1968 scrapped. 8,290
Columbia Star (2) 1971 1986 transferred to Austasia Line, renamed Mandama. 19,095
Crouch 1966 feeder service, 1971 sold to Mardorf, Peach & Co., renamed Camilla Weston. 500
Deben 1966 feeder service, 1971 sold to Mardorf, Peach & Co., renamed Gretchen Weston. 500
Doric Star   see Doricstar.  
Doricstar 1921 1929 renamed Doric Star, 1939 sunk by Admiral Graf Spee in South Atlantic. 6,445
Drover 1923 ex- North Down, 1954 purchased from Head Line and renamed Drover, 1954 sold to Belfast SS Co., renamed Ulster Herdsman. 1,497
Dryden   see Columbia Star (1)  
Dunedin Star (1) 1936 1942 beached after striking submerged object off Southwest Africa - total loss. 12,891
Dunedin Star (2) 1950 1968 transferred to Lamport & Holt, renamed Roland, 1975 sold to Cyprus, renamed Jessica. 7,322
Empire Star (1)   see Empirestar.  
Empire Star (2) 1935 1942 torpedoed and sunk off Azores; loss of 42 lives. 12,656
Empire Star (3) 1946 1971 scrapped. 11,085
Empirestar 1919 1929 renamed Empire Star (1). 1935 renamed Tudor Star (2). 1950 scrapped. 7,199
English Star (1) 1950 1973 scrapped. 9,996
English Star (2) 1985 1987 chartered to Horn Line, Hamburg, renamed Hornsea, 1988 still in service. 10,291
Fremantle Star (1) 1944 ex- Empire Haig, 1946 purchased from MOWT by Lamport & Holt, renamed Dryden, 1952 transferred to BSL and renamed Fremantle Star, 1958 renamed Catalina Star. 1966 to L&H renamed Devis, 1969 sold to Panama, renamed Mondia. 9,883
Fremantle Star (2) 1960 1979 sold to Caxton Marine, renamed Catarina. 8,403
Fresno Star (1) 1919 ex- Woodarra, 1929 purchased from British India SN Co. and renamed Fresno Star, 1947 scrapped. 7,948
Fresno Star (2) 1944 ex- Vasconia, 1951 purchased from Cunard Line and renamed Fresno Star, 1957 chartered to Lamport & Holt, renamed Millais, 1960 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Grosvenor Navigator. 7,053
Gaelic Star   see Montilla.  
Geelong Star 1945 ex- Defoe, 1954 transferred from Lamport & Holt and renamed Geelong Star, 1958 reverted to L&H, renamed Defoe, 1966 sold, renamed Argolis Star. 8,641
Genova Star 1956 ex- Norefjell, 1964 purchased from Olsen & Ugelstad and renamed Genova Star, 1966 transferred to Calmedia, renamed Calabella. 5,137
Gladstone Star 1957 1982 sold to Malta, renamed Gladys. 10,635
Gothic Star (1)   see Brodholme.  
Gothic Star (2) 1943 ex- Empire Castle, 1946 purchased from Ministry of War Transport and renamed Gothic Star, 1947 renamed Nelson Star. 1958 renamed Patagonia Star (2). 1961 sold to Cyprus, renamed Birini. 7,356
Gothicstar   see Brodholme.  
Halifax Star 1964 1972 rebuilt to 9220 tons, 1983 scrapped. 7,327
Hobart Star 1956 1972 renamed Buenos Aires Star (1), reverted to Hobart Star after one voyage, 1978 sold to Greece, renamed Aegean Prosperity. 8,257
Iberia Star 1950 ex- Anselm, 1963 transferred from Booth Line and renamed Iberia Star, 1965 to Austasia Line, renamed Australasia, 1973 scrapped. 10,854
Imperial Star (1) 1935 1941 torpedoed and sunk in Malta convoy. 12,427
Imperial Star (2) 1948 1971 scrapped. 13,181
Ionic Star (1)   see Rubiera.  
Ionic Star (2) 1942 ex- Empire Highway, 1946 purchased from MOWT and renamed Ionic Star, 1947 renamed Napier Star (2). 1966 scrapped after grounding at Uruguay. 7,166
Ionicstar   see Rubiera.  
Kaolack 1917 1924 purchased from Cie Francaise du Froid, 1935 sold to Crete Shipping Co., London. 1,843
Lizanka 1890 ex- Pakeha, 1909 purchased from Shaw, Savill & Albion, 1910 chartered to Russia, 1911 returned to BSL renamed Broderick. 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Hastings. 4,331
Magicstar 1893 ex- Canonesa, 1919 purchased from Furness-Houlder Line and renamed Magicstar, 1930 scrapped. 5,534
Mahsuri   see Malay.  
Malay 1952 sailed under Austasia Line colours, 1964 renamed Mahsuri. 1966 transferred to Booth Line, renamed Benedict, 1967 renamed Renoir, 1971 sold to Panama, renamed Diamond Star. 4,300
Melbourne Star (1) 1936 1943 torpedoed and sunk off Bermuda; loss of 71 lives. 12,806
Melbourne Star (2) 1948 1972 scrapped. 13,179
Mendoza Star 1960 ex- Chatham, 1962 transferred from Lamport & Holt and renamed Mendoza Star, 1963 rebuilt to 3666 tons, 1967 transferred to Italian subsidiary Calmedia, renamed Calavittoria. 3,563
Miltonstar   see Brodhurst.  
Montevideo Star   see Newcastle Star.  
Montilla 1917 1920 renamed Gaelic Star. 1949 sold to Italy, renamed Capo Noli. 5,595
Montreal Star 1963 1980 scrapped. 7,365
Napier Star (1)   see Napierstar.  
Napier Star (2)   see Ionic Star (2)  
Napierstar 1927 1929 renamed Napier Star (1). 1940 torpedoed and sunk west of Ireland; loss of 84 lives. 10,583
Nelson Star   see Gothic Star (2)  
New York Star 1965 1972 rebuilt to 9220 tons, 1980 transferred to Italian subsidiary company Calmedia, renamed Liguria. 7,372
New Zealand Star (1) 1935 1967 scrapped. 12,436
New Zealand Star (2) 1967 1979 renamed Wellington Star (3). 1988 still in service. 11,300
New Zealand Star (3) 1978 1988 still in service. 17,082
Newcastle Star 1956 1973 renamed Montevideo Star. 1976 sold to Cyprus, renamed Golden Madonna. 8,398
Norman Star (1)   see Normanstar.  
Norman Star (2)   see Albion Star (2)  
Normanstar 1919 1929 renamed Norman Star (1). 1950 scrapped. 6,996
Oakland Star (1) 1944 ex- Devis, 1955 transferred from Lamport & Holt and renamed Oakland Star, 1957 reverted to L&H, renamed Devis, 1962 scrapped. 8,148
Oregon Star (1)   see Oregonstar.  
Oregon Star (2) 1944 ex- Samannan, 1947 purchased from MOWT and renamed Oregon Star, 1952 transferred to Lamport & Holt, renamed Laplace, 1953 sold to Costa Rica, renamed San Panteleimon. 7,283
Oregon Star (3) 1942 ex- Empire Geraint, 1946 purchased from MOWT by Lamport & Holt, renamed Millais, 1952 transferred to BSL and renamed Oregon Star, 1954 sold, renamed Captayannis. 7,018
Oregon Star (4) 1943 ex- Gracia, 1954 purchased from Donaldson Line and renamed Oregon Star, 1955 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Inchleana. 7,040
Oregonstar 1914 ex- Port Albany, 1929 purchased from Port Line and renamed Oregonstar, 1929 renamed Oregon Star (1). 1934 scrapped. 5,714
Orwell   see Orwell Star.  
Orwell Star 1956 ex- Julia-Anna, 1965 purchased from E.Smid and renamed Orwell Star, feeder service, 1966 renamed Orwell. 1968 sold to Coe & Co., Liverpool, renamed Booker Trader. 495
Pacific Star (1) 1919 ex- Stanfleet, 1939 purchased from J. Billmeir & Co. and renamed Pacific Star, 1942 sank off Canary Islands after being torpedoed. 7,951
Pacific Star (2) 1944 ex- Samnid, 1947 purchased from MOWT and renamed Pacific Star, 1951 transferred to Lamport & Holt, renamed Lalande, 1951 sold, renamed Ninfea. 7,259
Pacific Star (3) 1954 (tanker), 1964 sold to Atlantic Overseas Bulk Carriers, renamed Silver Bay. 11,218
Padova Star 1956 ex- Parthenon, 1964 purchased from F. Laiesz, Hamburg and renamed Padova Star, 1966 transferred to Calmedia, renamed Calarossa. 3,667
Paraguay Star 1947 1969 scrapped after serious fire in London Docks. 10,723
Patagonia Star (1)   see Columbia Star (1).  
Patagonia Star (2)   see Gothic Star (2)  
Portland Star 1937 ex- Delius, 1954 transferred from Lamport & Holt and renamed Portland Star, 1958 reverted to L&H, renamed Delius, 1961 scrapped. 7,783
Queensland Star 1957 1972 renamed Brasilia Star, 1980 scrapped. 9,920
Rhodesia Star 1943 ex- Estero, 1948 purchased from US and renamed Rhodesia Star, 1967 sold to Bahamas, renamed Hongkong Knight. 8,642
Rockhampton Star 1958 1981 sold to Panama, renamed Golden Lady. 10,619
Rodney Star   see Rodneystar.  
Rodneystar 1926 1929 renamed Rodney Star. 1941 torpedoed and sunk off West Africa. 22,803
Roman Star (1)   see Brodmead.  
Roman Star (2) 1938 ex- Barfleur, purchased from France by Lamport & Holt, renamed Boswell, 1960 renamed Crome, 1960 transferred to BSL and renamed Roman Star, 1961 transferred to Booth Line, renamed Bede, 1964 sold, renamed Victoria Elena. 3,00
Romanstar   see Brodmead.  
Royal Star (1)   see Royalstar. 7,918
Royal Star (2) 1942 ex- Empire Wisdon, 1946 purchased from MOWT and renamed Royal Star, 1962 renamed Caledonia Star. 1971 scrapped. 9,205
Royalstar 1919 launched as War Charon, completed as Royalstar, 1929 renamed Royal Star (1). 1944 sank after air attack off Algiers. 7,918
Rubiera 1917 1920 renamed Ionicstar. 1929 renamed Ionic Star (1). 1939 wrecked in River Mersey. 5,602
Santos Star (1) 1959 ex- Constable, 1962 transferred from Lamport & Holt and renamed Santos Star, 1964 rebuilt to 3775 tons, 1966 transferred to Italian subsidiary Calmedia, renamed Calagaribaldi. 3,594
Saxon Star (1)   see Brodlea.  
Saxon Star (2) 1942 ex- Empire Strength, 1946 purchased from MOWT and renamed Saxon Star, 1961 sold to D.L. Street, renamed Redbrook. 7,355
Saxonstar   see Brodlea.  
Scottish Star (1) 1917 ex- Millais, 1938 purchased from Lamport & Holt and renamed Scottish Star, 1942 torpedoed and sunk NE of Trinidad. 7,224
Scottish Star (2) 1950 1967 trapped in closure of Suez Canal, 1970 ship abandoned to insurers. 10,174
Scottish Star (3) 1985 1988 still in service. 10,291
Seattle Star 1937 ex- Delane, 1954 transferred from Lamport & Holt and renamed Seattle Star, 1961 scrapped. 7,761
South Africa Star 1944 ex- USS Reaper, 1948 purchased from US and renamed South Africa Star, 1967 scrapped. 8,529
Southland Star 1967 1988 still in service. 11,300
Stuart Star   see Stuartstar (2)  
Stuartstar (1)   see Brodmount.  
Stuartstar (2) 1926 1929 renamed Stuart Star. 1937 wrecked near East London, S. Africa. 11,884
Sultan Star 1930 1940 torpedoed and sunk off Lands End. 12,306
Sydney Star 1936 1967 sold and renamed Kent for final voyage to Taiwan for scrapping. 12,696
Tacoma Star (1) 1919 ex- Wangaretta, 1929 purchased from British India SN Co. and renamed Tacoma Star, 1942 torpedoed and sunk near Hampton Roads; loss of 94 lives. 7,924
Tacoma Star (2) 1944 ex- Empire Talisman, 1949 purchased from MOWT and renamed Tacoma Star, 1957 transferred to Lamport & Holt, renamed Murillo, 1961 scrapped. 7,201
Tasmania Star 1950 1975 scrapped. 12,605
Timaru Star (1)   see Tuscan Star (2)  
Timaru Star (2) 1967 1984 transferred to subsidiary company Crest Shipping, Hong Kong, renamed Crest Hill, 1985 scrapped. 8,366
Townsville Star 1957 1980 scrapped. 10,632
Trojan Star (1)   see Trojanstar.  
Trojan Star (2) 1972 ex- Newcastle Clipper, 1976 purchased from Maritime Midland Bank Ltd., renamed Trojan Star. 1981 sold to Greece, renamed Chios Clipper. 6,671
Trojanstar 1916 ex- La Perouse, 1924 purchased from French Line and renamed Trojanstar, 1929 renamed Trojan Star(1). 1955 scrapped. 9,257
Tudor Star (1)   see Brodvale.  
Tudor Star (2)   see Empirestar.  
Tudorstar   see Brodvale.  
Tuscan Star (1) 1930 1942 torpedoed and sunk off West Africa; loss of 9 lives. 11,449
Tuscan Star (2) 1945 ex- Empire Clarendon, 1946 purchased from MOWT, 1947 renamed Tuscan Star, 1948 renamed Timaru Star (1). 1958 renamed California Star (2). 1969 scrapped. 7,930
Tuscan Star (3) 1972 ex- Labrador Clipper, 1976 purchased from Maritime Midland Bank Ltd., renamed Tuscan Star. 1980 sold to Greece, renamed Chios Pride. 6,671
Tuscanstar   see Brodliffe.  
Ulster Star 1959 1979 scrapped. 10,413
Uruguay Star 1947 1972 scrapped. 10,723
Vancouver 1942 ex- Empire Bardolph, 1945 purchased from MOWT by Lamport & Holt, renamed Memling, 1953 transferred to BSL and renamed Vancouver, 1957 reverted to L&H Memling, 1959 scrapped. 7,063
Victoria Star 1943 ex- Carmia, 1954 purchased from Donaldson Line and renamed Victoria Star, 1955 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Inchean. 7,048
Viking Star   see Vikingstar.  
Vikingstar 1920 1929 renamed Viking Star, 1942 torpedoed and sunk off West Africa; loss of 8 lives. 6,445
Washington Star 1940 ex- Debrett, 1955 transferred from Lamport & Holt and renamed Washington Star, 1956 reverted to L&H, renamed Debrett, 1964 scrapped. 8,105
Waveney   see Waveney Star.  
Waveney Star 1956 ex- Orient, 1964 purchased from Rederij Vebo, Groningen and renamed Waveney Star, feeder service, 1965 renamed Waveney. 1970 sold to Greece, renamed Meropi. 487
Wellington Star (1) 1939 1940 torpedoed and sunk off Finisterre. 13,212
Wellington Star (2) 1952 1975 sold to Broad Bay Shipping Co., renamed Hawks Bay. 12,539
Wellington Star (3)   see New Zealand Star (2)  

SHIPS CHARTERED BY BLUE STAR LINE.

Albion Star (3) 1972 ex- Rheingold, 1982-1985 chartered from Germany, renamed Albion Star. 1985 reverted to Rheingold. 8,329
Atlantic Star 1983 1988 chartered from Japan, 1988 still in service. 9,628
Baltic Star 1983 1988 chartered from Japan, 1988 still in service. 9,683
Oakland Star (2) 1966 ex- Klavdia, 1969-1971 chartered from Greece, renamed Oakland Star, then reverted to Klavdia. 9,854
Pacific Star (4) 1983 1988 chartered from Japan, 1988 still in service. 9,628
Santos Star (2) 1972 ex- Blue Sea, 1986 chartered from Hong Kong, renamed Santos Star, transferred to Lion Shipping, Hong Kong, renamed Limari. 11,422
Savona Star 1973 ex- South Joy, chartered from Panama, renamed Savona Star. 1988 still in service. 11,422
Saxon Star (3) 1976 ex- Columbus California, 1983-1986 chartered from Germany, renamed Saxon Star, 1986 reverted to Columbus California. 11,800
Tasman Star 1983 1988 chartered from Japan, 1988 still in service. 9,628
Wenatchee Star 1929 ex- Holstein, chartered 1931, renamed Wenatchee Star, later became North German Lloyd's Elbe. 6,607
Yakima Star 1929 ex- Schleswig, chartered 1931, renamed Yakima Star, later became North German Lloyd's Weser. 6,660

SHIPS MANAGED FOR MINISTRY OF DEFENCE DURING FALKLANDS WAR.

Keren   1983-1985 ex-British Railways Sealink steamer St.Edmund.   
Rangatira   1982-1984 ex-Union SS Co. of New Zealand.   

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