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The Indian summer of the inner London docks: the Grierson Collection

Introduction
Shaw Savill & Albion (I)
Shaw Savill & Albion (II)
The Blue Star Line (I)
The Blue Star Line (II)
PLA tugs
The New Zealand Shipping Company
The Ben Line
The Brocklebank Line
The Harrison Line
The Glen Line
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The Blue Star Line's South American service

The Blue Star Line's South American service carried cargo and passengers to Lisbon, Brazil, Argentina and Uruquay. The Blue Star vessels imported mainly refrigerated beef.

The 'Paraguay Star'.

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The 'Paraguay Star'.
The 'Paraguay Star' (1948, 10,723 GRT), of the Blue Star Line's South American Service, in the Royal Victoria Dock. She was destroyed by a fire in this dock in August 1969, seven years after this photograph was taken.

The 'Brasil Star' and the tug 'Napia'.

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The 'Brasil Star' and the tug 'Napia'.
The Blue Star Line's refrigerated cargo vessel 'Brasil Star' (1947, 11,610 GRT), built by Cammell Laird, being towed by the tug 'Napia' (1946) in the King George V Dock. The 'Brasil Star' was scrapped in 1972.
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The 'Brasil Star'.

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The 'Brasil Star'.
The Blue Star Line's 'Brasil Star' (1947, 11,610 GRT) in the Royal Albert Basin, at the entrance of the Royal Albert Dock. She was scrapped in 1972. The PLA tug 'Plateau' (1952) is to the right.

The 'Paraguay Star'.

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The 'Paraguay Star'.
The Blue Star Line's 'Paraguay Star' (1948, 10,723 GRT) in the Royal Albert Dock in 1963.
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The 'Argentina Star' and the 'Platina'.

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The 'Argentina Star' and the 'Platina'.
The 'Argentina Star' (1947, 10,716 GRT) and the PLA tug 'Platina' (1952) in the King George V Dock, c. 1960. The 'Argentina Star' was scrapped in 1972.

The 'Argentina Star'.

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The 'Argentina Star'.
Another shot of the 'Argentina Star' in the King George V Dock, c. 1960. She was scrapped in 1972.
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Introduction
Shaw Savill & Albion (I)
Shaw Savill & Albion (II)
The Blue Star Line (I)
The Blue Star Line (II)
PLA tugs
The New Zealand Shipping Company
The Ben Line
The Brocklebank Line
The Harrison Line
The Glen Line
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