Northern Star

Northern Star

Postby brianh » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:25 pm

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Northern Star fitting out at Walker Naval Yard on 1st July 1961
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Re: Northern Star

Postby teesships » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:29 pm

Can't believe how you Forumites make me have to keep digging out my real golden oldies!
This one dated 23 August 1961.
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NORTHERN STAR, with her funnel waiting alongside!!!! No? No! No! No! I am pleased to show this shot because otherwise people might not believe me when I say the ESSO PORTSMOUTH, refitting nearby, had HER funnel removed!
NORTHERN STAR: Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Ltd., London, 24733gt, completed by Vickers-Armstrongs (S.Bs.) Ltd., Newcastle, 6-1962. 1975 broken up.
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NORTHERN STAR

Postby HSA31 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:16 pm

Built on the River Tyne in 1962 by Vickers Armstrong Ltd. for Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Ltd., the NORTHERN STAR returned to the river each year for her annual overhaul and drydocking at Hebburn. She had a fairly short life however, being withdrawn from service in 1975 and sailing for the shipbreaker's yard in Taiwan shortly afterwards.
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Re: NORTHERN STAR

Postby magoonigal » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:47 pm

I have recollections of seeing her sail out of the River when she was new. Did she have n engine problem on the way?? or was that another vessel.
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Re: NORTHERN STAR

Postby northeast » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:06 pm

Yes, she took a shear towards the breakwater on the south side and had to be hastily rescued from possible grounding by tugs. Seem to remember a newspaper report under a 'Shooting Star' headline!
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Re: NORTHERN STAR

Postby magoonigal » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:28 pm

I thought she had. Thanks George.

Turners did a very interesting Film following her building and trials.

One day I might get started on transfering some of my many Video's to DVD......
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Re: Northern Star

Postby Whickham » Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:25 pm

NORTHERN STAR slides into the water on 27/06/1961

Photo copyright Heather Malcolm

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Re: Northern Star

Postby Whickham » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:13 pm

NORTHERN STAR poised and ready to go

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Re: Northern Star

Postby Dennis Maccoy » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:03 pm

Northern Star sailing after refit in October 1965.
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Re: Northern Star

Postby magoonigal » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:31 am

Your not seeing things.........

NORTHERN STAR
In July 1965 her funnel was painted all Green. In October 1965 her funnel colour was further changed by the addition of a shallow Black Top and a Gold/Yellow star fitted to both sides. Prior to September 1966 it was changed again to Buff, with a Gold/Yellow star on both sides with a shallow Black top. she retained this until scrapped. (Info via Messrs Spong and Osborne.)
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