Title:Blue Star Line at War 1939-45 - The War Story of the Ships of a Single Steamship Company
By the outbreak of WW2 the Blue Star fleet had grown to one of 38 ships of a total of 381,000 gross tons. During the nearly six years of hostilities it lost 29 of its vessels, including all its passenger liners. Ships may be replaced; but men cannot. And of the Blue Star Personnel 646 gave their lives, this number including 11 captains, 47 navigating officers and 88 engineers - these, out of a total of about 30,000 Merchant Navy casualities caused by enemy action during the war. These Merchant seamen were warriors, who died that Britain might live. There never was a 'phoney' war at sea. The two Sea Services were engaged from the very beginning...
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