Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Ship:      NORMAN STAR
Arrived:1 Aug 1949
Departed:18 August 1949
Career:Launched as ALMEDA. Renamed NORMAN STAR-1929. Broken up Blyth 7 March 1950.
From Oyster Company ledger:
- 18 August 1949 Compensation 2 wks 5 days Blue Star Line Ltd.

Aberdeen Press & Journal of 1 Aug 1949 reported NORMAN STAR sailed Aberdeen 30-07-49 for River Blackwater
Aberdeen Press & Journal of 20 Aug 1949 reported NORMAN STAR is "standing by" to be used by the Government for the cold storage of meat due to insufficient capacity ashore.
Arrived 1 Aug 1949. Mid-Essex WSS - Lloyds List.

Tonnage:6,996 gross
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Blue Star Line
Official No:143398

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