I always loved passenger cargo liners and the for Blue Star South American sisters ARGENTINA, BRASIL, PARAGUAY and URUGUAY STAR were really smart looking ships with one of the very best liveries ever created for ships. In the 1960s it seemed they were always in Lisbon. These turbine steamers were all built in 1947 ans 1948, with passenger facilities for about 50 passengers in first class. They lasted until 1972 except PARAGUAY STAR that was broken up in Germany in 1969 following a fire in London. The final trio ended in Taiwan, the final end for so many passenger ships in the late sixties and seventies...Photograph from the collection of Trevor Jones, taken in the London Docks.
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