Jack Willis

Another Bulk timber ship in Tilbury, STAR PINEWOOD, showing her large over head cranes.

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  • Sailed on her as 2nd Mate when she was Star Bulford.
    Joined 23rd January 1975 in Tampa and left in Tilbury 14th April 1975.
    By that time she had a Rotterdam pool deck and engine crew. Norwegian Master and British officers. Female Purser and female catering crew, all British.

    By Reg (13/03/2021)
  • I joined the star pinewood in Liverpool as catering boy
    That was a long time ago .

    By Rodney sayle (01/11/2020)
  • I was the first radio officer on board. Covered the trials outside of Liverpool before going to Norway to fit the cranes. Had some trouble with the hatch covers which were of a new type. Eventually were we ready for the first trip.

    By Peter Rabone (11/10/2020)
  • i was in the mess 1969,bob the cook was a scouser he was getting on a a bit but a very funny man. ian (eny) mitchell was pantry ,good ship sailed from tilbury my self and ian lived in the same street in methil fife b4 going to sea ,ship sailed to gulf of mexico ? then vancouver via panama canal there was a dock strike on when we arrived the head docker or stevedor was from same town as myself he had emagrated 18 years previous

    By john selbie (19/05/2018)
  • Was machanic, junior, 4th, 3rd,2nd and chief engineer on Star Pinewood from 1969 to 1984 when it was sold on as the Star Bulford 

    By John brown (20/06/2017)
  • Served as Radio Officer on her.

    An unforgetable experience.

    By Charles Cilia (11/06/2016)

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