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Old 13th October 2004, 15:05
Bob S Bob S is offline  
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Flintshire

Glen Line’s FLINTSHIRE (62/11926) at her berth in the King George V dock in London on the 27th July 1969.
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Old 30th January 2006, 20:19
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What became of "Flintshire" & "Glenlyon"?
I served on "Glenfalloch" & know she is still something of a mystery, but surely she must now ne scrapped?!
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Old 8th April 2007, 21:31
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Glen Line’s FLINTSHIRE (62/11926) at her berth in the King George V dock in London on the 27th July 1969.
Docking day....we signed off 27 july 1969 and resigned for the next deepsea 21st August 1969 Capt. Ripon followed by Capt. Liptrot. How many ships had 'Gloss white tank tops?' Flintshire's were painted every voyage and "Everyone" going below plates would take off their engineroom boots and leave them on the plates.
What a class of vessel, the chinese crew kept everything immaculate.
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Old 8th April 2007, 21:44
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Apparantly Glenfalloch was sold, to the Peoples Replublic of China and renamed Qing He Cheng by the China Ocean Shipping Co. which is now the Shanghai Ocean Shipping Co. it is said she is still sailing for that company.
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Old 16th April 2007, 15:54
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Great photo of the Flintshire.
http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/...php?lid=392736
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Old 7th March 2010, 13:54
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Was 5th Engineer from Dec 1967 to Nov 1968. Chief Engineer was "Nobby" Clark, both 2nd Engs I sailed with became Lloyds surveyors. Tanktop in engineroom was unbelieveable.
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Old 7th March 2010, 14:11
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Aah Happy days. When I sailed as fourth mate on the Flintshire she was a Liberty ship!
Many good memories,
Cheers to all, Ken
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How many ships had 'Gloss white tank tops?'
The Blue Funnel vessels that I sailed on had either Gloss White or Gloss Light Grey tank tops! They were also kept in tip top condition. As someone said to me once, it was the easiest way of detecting a leak in the maze of pipes under the plates! We also installed high pressure jet washers, pricipally for the plate coolers but the were great for removing all the old paint prior to repainting. Engines were eggshell blue-green. All the valve tags were also cleaned and polished (one at a time!!!)
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Old 7th March 2010, 16:10
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What became of "Flintshire" & "Glenlyon"?
I served on "Glenfalloch" & know she is still something of a mystery, but surely she must now ne scrapped?!
FLINTSHIRE Glenlyon class motorship.
O.N. 304392. 11,537g. 6,774n. 543' 9" x 74' 8" x 31' 1"
9-cyl. 2 S.C.S. A. (900 x 1550mm) 9RND90 type oil engine made by Sulzer Bros Ltd., Winterthur. 18,400 BHP. 21 kts.
18.6.1962: Launched by N.V. C. Van der Giessen en Zonen's Scheepswerven, Krimpen (Yard No. 809), for Glen Line Ltd., London.
12.1962: Completed, at a cost of £2,156,750.
20.12.1974: Transferred to Nederlandse Stoomvaart Maatschappij “Oceaan” N.V., Amsterdam, at London.
1977: Chartered via Elder Dempster B. V., Amsterdam to Nigerian National Line Ltd.
1978: Chartered to P. N. Djakarta Lloyd.
15.6.1978: Sold to Bastion Maritime Inc., (Univan Ship Management, managers), Singapore, and renamed ORIENT EXPRESS, at Singapore.
11.5.1979: Arrived at Kaohsiung for demolition by Sie Yung Steel Mill Company.
23.5.1979: Work commenced.

GLENLYON Glenlyon class motorship.
O.N. 304336. 11,918g. 7,002n. 543' 9"x 74' 8" x 30' 1".
9-cyl. 2 S.C.S. A. (900 x 1550mm) 9RND90 type oil engine made by Sulzer Bros., Winterthur. 18,000 BHP. 21 kts.
17.3.1962: Launched by Lady MacTier at the Nederlandse Dock en Scheepsbouw, Amsterdam (Yard No. 510), for Glen Line Ltd.
10.1962: Completed.
31.1.1975: Transferred to Elder Dempster Lines Ltd., Liverpool.
5.1975: Transferred to Glen Line Ltd.
6.1975: Transferred to the China Mutual Steam Navigation Company Ltd. 10.1976: Transferred to the Ben Line Steamers Ltd., (Wm. Thomson & Company, managers), for one round voyage within the BenOcean pool.
1.1977: Reverted to the China Mutual Steam Navigation Company Ltd.
1978: Sold to Tabord Bay Shipping Company Ltd., (Univan Ship Management, managers), Singapore, and renamed EMERALD EXPRESS.
5.3.1979: Sold to Sie Yung Steel Mill Company Ltd., for demolition.
14.4.1979: Delivered at Kaohsiung.

GLENFALLOCH Glenlyon class motorship.
O.N. 304437. 11,537g. 6,774n. 543'9"x 74'8" x 31'1".
9-cyl. 2 S.C.S. A. (900 x 1550mm) 9RND90 type oil engine made by Sulzer Bros., Winterthur. 18,000 BHP. 21 kts.
3.7.1962: Launched by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd., Govan (Yard No. 813), for Glen Line Ltd.
26.1.1963: Completed.
24.8.1975: Transferred to Elder Dempster Lines Ltd.
9.1976: Reverted to Glen Line Ltd.
10.1976: Transferred to the Ben Line Steamers Ltd., (Wm. Thomson and Company, managers), for one round voyage within the BenOcean pool.
1.1977: Reverted to Glen Line Ltd.
18.11.1978: Sold through the Nan Yang Shipping Company, Hong Kong, to the China Ocean Shipping Company, China, for $2.6 million, and renamed QING HE CHENG.
1979: Transferred to Shanghai Ocean Shipping Company, (COSCO - SHANGHAI).
17.5.2002: Lloyd’s Register deleted entry as “continued existence in doubt”
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