SCOTTISH STAR 1950: Fairfield Govan

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SCOTTISH STAR 1950: Fairfield Govan

Post by Deepol » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:40 pm

Blue Star Line general cargo ship completed in December 1950. She led a peaceful existence until June 1967 when on a voyage from Fremantle to London she was detained along with others in the Great Bitter Lakes due to the blocking of the Suez Canal during one of the Arab/Israeli Wars.
She remained there till 1975 when, declared a total loss she was towed out to Port Said where she was sold on to Greek owners becoming KAVO YAKERAS. She was then towed complete with cargo to Piraeus where she entered layup after discharging.
Sold to Spanish shipbreakers she arrived at an unspecified port on August 5 1979 for demolition.
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Re: SCOTTISH STAR 1950: Fairfield Govan

Post by Voyager » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:30 pm

I seem to be in a minority in my opinion that those old Blue Star ships looked far better with black hulls than the grey or white ones they eventually morphed into. My first ship was the black-hulled Rhodesia Star!
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Re: SCOTTISH STAR 1950: Fairfield Govan

Post by Deepol » Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:04 pm

Yes I agree, the black hull was much better.
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