Blue Star Line
|Links to Sites of Special Interest|
Maritime Museum, Albert Docks, Liverpool
finest archive of merchant shipping records in the UK. Extensive
records of ships & registers, photographs, personel and much, much
|The 'Skeleton Coast' by John Marsh
Below Book Details
internet version of 'Skeleton Coast'. The story of the wrecked
passenger liner Dunedin Star of the Blue Star Line.
|Blue Star Line on the Web||All you wish to know about the 'Blue Star Line'. Excellent photograph & picture galleries and much more.|
||Research Page for those killed during WW1 & WW2.|
|War Graves Photographic
aim of WGPP is to photograph every war grave,
individual memorial, MoD grave, and family memorial of serving military
personnel from WWI to the present day and make these available within a
searchable database. All photographs are available to purchase at a
|Tower Hill Memorial Panels
Melbourne Star Panel 69
|The author of this
excellent free website has photographed all 132 panels and listed them
by ships name.
Steamship Pictures &
||Photographic archive of ships|
- Mac's Web Log
||Australian Website - includes the sinking of the Tuscan Star|
|The U-Boat War
||Comprehensive website - U-Boats and their Crews|
London Gazette 'Operation Substance'
Substance - The Official Report submitted to the Admiralty by Vice
Admiral JF Somerville (Pages 4473 - 4482)
London Gazette 'Operation Pedestal'
Pedestal - The Official Report submitted to the Admiralty by Vice
Admiral EN Syfret (Pages 4501 - 4512)
||This link directs you to 'Passengers
Leaving UK 1890 - 1960'
|Click here for purchase details.
|THIS is a re-issue,
up-dated and much more fully illustrated, of the book first published
in 1944 that released the hitherto top secret story of what is surely
the most dramatic and inspiring shipwreck and rescue drama of all time.
The story of the wrecking of the British passenger liner Dunedin Star and the eventual rescue of her more than 100 passengers and crew, at the cost of other lives, another ship, a big aircraft, a number of army trucks, etc., has become known to millions since this ‘Best Selling’ book was first published, and is generally accepted to be the peer of true adventure stories.
Available from Amazon.com or all good bookshops.
interviews with survivors, eyewitness testimony, historical resources
and personal journals of the passengers, Jeff Dawson skilfully
reconstructs the Dunedin
Star’s doomed voyage, the terror of the wilderness and the painstaking
rescue missions. From the grim waters of the North Atlantic to the
blistering African wastes, he narrates a classic tale of courage, set
against the background of World War II.