Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      ULSTER STAR
Arrived:9 September 1961
Departed:6 October 1961
Arrived 2:6 August 1962
Departed 2:28 August 1962
Arrived 3:Before 14 July 1966
Departed 3:29 July 1966
Career:ULSTER STAR paid at least 3 visits to the River Blackwater.
She left the river on or soon after 5 October 1961 for Belfast.
She left the river on or soon after 27 August 1962 for Middlesborough.
She was laid up in the Blackwater for a short spell on the 14th July 1966 before going to Saigon as a store ship for US Forces. John Rennie, who was 3rd Engineer on her, recalls that the seamen's strike was on and the Chief Officer was doing the cooking. The World Cup was on television. A small boat brought out beer supplies.
Broken up Kaohsiung 13 Aug 1979
Oyster Company ledger 6 October 1961 compensation 3 weeks 6 days left 6 October 1961.
18 August 1962 compensation 3 weeks 1 day.
28 August 1962 compensation 1 week 3 days.
Tonnage:10,413 gross
Built:1959
Type:Refrigerated ship
Owner:Blue Star Line
LR/IMO Number:5372599
Official No:300043
ID5372599

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