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Postby aukepalmhof » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:09 pm

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According to Navicula the photo after which the stamp was designed was taken around 1974/75
Also they did not mention "BAHAMA STAR" depict on the stamp as given by Stanley Gibbon collect ships on stamps. The "BAHAMA STAR" at that time was already lost on 13 April 1970 under the name "LA JENELLE". So she can not be on the stamp. The vessel can only be the "BAHAMA STAR" ex "JERUSALEM" which sailed between 1972 and 1975 under that name for the Eastern Steamship. She has also carried the names "NEW BAHAMA STAR" and "BONAIRE STAR" before lost on 03 Oct. 1979 under tow in the Pacific for the scrapyard.

Bahamas 1984 35c sg677, scott?
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Postby FrenchShips » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:18 pm

built 1957 by Deutsche Werft, Hamburg for ZIM Lines as Jerusalem for Haifa - Marseille service
1966 chartered to Peninsular & Occidental Steamship Co., Miami renamed Miami
1969 sold to Eastern Steamship Lines renamed New Bahama Star for Miami - Nassau - Freeport cruises.
1972 renamed Bahama Star
1975 sold to Venozolana de Cruceros del Caribe renamed Bonaire Star
1979 sunk while in tow to breakers.
9,920 tons Length: 148,5 m Beam: 19,8 m
she arrived at Mobile, Alabama, on 13 Jan 1975. Reported sold later in 1975 by
Bahamas Shipping Corp. to Vintero Corp., U.S.A., and renamed BONAIRE STAR. The owners were apparently liquidated by creditors and the ship sold to Southern Scrap Material Co., Ltd. She arrived at New Orleans in August 1979, her only voyage as BONAIRE STAR.
(MN Aug 1979) While being towed to Kaohsiung she foundered on 3 Oct 1979 in position 18.30 N 154.17 W

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