13th August 2004, 13:49
One of the General Cargo Division/s SD14s departing from Glasgow/s King George V Dock in January 1976.

17th August 2006, 07:57
I was on the Strathdevon around 1980, met her in Avonmouth to do a coast round UK, liked hes and the team so much I stayed on her for the voyage deep sea to India. Great wee ship. Ian.

9th November 2006, 13:40
I was on her as cadet in 1980. Signed off in Liverpool before she did the coast. Left most of my gear onboard as I was expected to rejoin for the trip to India. However P&O changed their minds & sent me to NZ to join Aotea instead. Tough choice. Had to drive to Middlesbrough to get my stuff!

A great little ship though

9th November 2006, 19:38
Sailed on her Nov 1979 to Feb 1980. Good crowd.

12th November 2006, 06:24
From memory the SD14's had Sulzer main engines and those horrible Paxman gensets???

Never sailed on one but visited a few - sore head to boot!

18th December 2006, 01:59
Hi, I have a buddy who requires a photo of the Strathdevon as it is one of three he needs to complete the record of his seagoing career. Thanks. Ken.

16th April 2007, 07:58
Ahoy Ken,
Did you seen this one? (

Jerry wes
3rd March 2011, 19:12
I was on the Mulbera when the Strathdevon came into Muscat (I think) on its maiden voyage in early 1975. There was a party on board it as there were three P&O ships berthed at the same time. Myself and a couple of the other cadets got into a lot of trouble the next day as we snuck back in the dark and had its anchor bell away!!!

8th April 2011, 21:09
Saioed on her sister Strathdirk in75/76 ? Great Ship

15th March 2015, 14:13
On a sad note , Norman Harding crossed the bar earlier this week . I know he was Junior Engineer on the Strathdevon in the mid 70s.

Locking Splice
16th March 2015, 11:59
Went aboard her for a beer in Doha think it was late 74 or early 75 my ship was berthed ahead of her (Armadale) we got into a bit of trouble as they had guards at all the gangways (thats another story) good crowd on her, a friend of mine was aboard her as AB/Handyman Herbie Bloxholme, and I if I remember rightly they had just come from some out of the way port in Aussie. For some reason a small part of her cargo was blow up beach toys and the Deck crowd had been inflating them and throwing them into the sea, a weird sight, scores of them, all those rings with ducks heads bobbing around the berths lol.