Blue Star Line

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A British passenger and cargo company.

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January 1912

Edward Allan Thomson is appointed Assistant Superintendent Engineer at Blue Star Line. Sources: 1

October 1913

Edward Allan Thomson is promoted to Superintendent Engineer at Blue Star Line. Sources: 1

August 1919

Edward Allan Thomson is appointed Technical Consultant and Refrigerating Superintendent Engineer at Blue Star Line, Holland House, Bury Street, City of London, England. Sources: 1

1923

Edward Allan Thomson is appointed Head Superintendent at Blue Star Line, responsible for the technical equipment, repairs surveys and classification of all Blue Star Line steamers and responsible for the design, layout, construction and equipment of all new steamers. Sources: 1

7 October 1925

One person dies and two more are severely scalded in an explosion in the stokehold of the S.S. Roman Star, off Ushant, France. Ordered by his employer, Blue Star Line, to attend to the ship at the earliest possible moment, Edward Allan Thomson charters a two-engined plane to fly from Croydon Air Port to Le Bourget for Paris and catches a night-train onward to Brest, where the ship has temporarily docked. Sources: 2

8 October 1925

On arriving in Brest first thing in the morning, Edward Allan Thomson heads immediately for the S.S. Roman Star, where he finds the crew in a state of alarm and much talk of bombs and detonators. Edward conducts an investigation for Blue Star Line but concludes that the explosion was caused by a mishap while salt balls were being cleaned from the furnaces. Sources: 1

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