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Good lord, I think I might have been on it when that pic was taken. From memory just back from the gulf and post DD.
We ran out of fuel, well the Ru Tks lost suction, on the way up to glasgow from Liverpoole.
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Ive only just found this site today and already come across the picture.
Ive checked my discharge book and joined the Strathalvie for the voyage, the day after this pic was taken.
During this stay in Glasgow, one of the docker's died after a load of steel piping we were loading for the gulf dislodged in No 3 hold and buried him.
I sailed on this ship as 4th eng Off.
 

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Ahoy,

Here some details:

FLORISTAN/STRATHALVIE General Cargo liner (1972-1978)
Official No. 306330 Speed: 16.5 knots
Tonnages 9,296 gross 5,118 net 12,616 deadweight
Dimensions Length: 503' 3" Beam: 67' 8" Depth: 39' 0"
Shipowner: Strick Line Ltd.
Machinery: Six cylinder 2 S.C. SA Doxford Oil engine manufactured by William Doxford and Sons (Engineers) Ltd, Sunderland developing 10,000 BHP
Shipbuilder: J. Readhead and Sons Ltd., South Shields. (Yard No: 615)
History:
19/01/1965: Launched.
00/06/1965: Delivered.
01/05/1972: P&O General Cargo Division appointed managers.
19/04/1973: Registered in the ownership of Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co.
25/02/1975: renamed STRATHALVIE.
30/11/1978: Sold to Vanguard Bay Shipping Co. Ltd. (Labora Maritime Inc., managers), Greece and renamed ALEXANDRA.
04/11/1982: Sustained major damage when fire broke out in her engine room at Luanda, following her arrival from Havana with a cargo of bagged sugar. Declared a constructive total loss and sold to Tien Chieng Steel Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Taiwan, for demolition.
20/09/1983: Arrived at Kaohsiung where work commenced 30 Sep 1983 and was completed 8 Oct 1983.
 

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Floristan as Strathalvie

I was on Strathalvie as a cadet in 75/76 and have photo's of her, amongst other things, in Bahrain alongside Strathappin. Lovely ship(s) even in the Buff (so as to speak) When I scan the pics I'll post one.but I've attached one of her on her own somewhere up t'gulf.
 

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I remember her well - Great times 1968/69

I was a cadet on the Flori 1968/69 – Here is the info I have:- When I get around to it will scan pictures of her up the Gulf during this period.



It was taken 1968 on a voyage between Bahrain - Beira. (Complete route London - Cape Town - Durban - Bahrain - Kuwait - Bushire - Koramshar - Bahrain - Beria - London.)
Captain Philsack was skipper.
FLORISTAN/STRATHALVIE General Cargo liner (1972-1978)
Official No. 306330 Speed: 16.5 knots
Tonnages 9,296 gross 5,118 net 12,616 deadweight
Dimensions Length: 503' 3" Beam: 67' 8" Depth: 39' 0"
Shipowner: Strick Line Ltd.
Machinery: Six cylinder 2 S.C. SA Doxford Oil engine manufactured by William Doxford and Sons (Engineers) Ltd, Sunderland developing 10,000 BHP
Shipbuilder: J. Readhead and Sons Ltd., South Shields. (Yard No: 615)
History:
19/01/1965: Launched.
00/06/1965: Delivered.
01/05/1972: P&O General Cargo Division appointed managers.
19/04/1973: Registered in the ownership of Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co.
25/02/1975: renamed STRATHALVIE.
30/11/1978: Sold to Vanguard Bay Shipping Co. Ltd. (Labora Maritime Inc., managers), Greece and renamed ALEXANDRA.
04/11/1982: Sustained major damage when fire broke out in her engine room at Luanda, following her arrival from Havana with a cargo of bagged sugar. Declared a constructive total loss and sold to Tien Chieng Steel Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Taiwan, for demolition.
20/09/1983: Arrived at Kaohsiung where work commenced 30 Sep 1983 and was completed 8 Oct 1983.
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Floristan - Stricks

You probably mean Peter Filcek as the 'old man' on the Floristan - my father. Sadly deceased now. This is my first toe in the water at Ships Nostalgia, may start posting some Stricks memorabilia myself!
 

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You probably mean Peter Filcek as the 'old man' on the Floristan - my father. Sadly deceased now. This is my first toe in the water at Ships Nostalgia, may start posting some Stricks memorabilia myself!
Sorry to hear about your father. Your Dad actually got me the apprenticeship as a sea cadet on the Floristan as I came from Buxton. One of my teachers Taffy Rogers from Normanton introduced me to your Dad and it was your Dad who convinced me to go to sea.

However, after I finished my apprenticeship I decided to go as a commercial diver and since 1973 I lived between the Gulf and East Africa (Mostly Kenya).
I sailed three times under your Dad.

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/data/510/medium/297FLORISTAN_003.jpg
 

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The family connections are interesting, aren't they. My late father was Engineer Superintendant with Stricks up until redundancy on their final demise when completely absorbed by P&O.
I did my first trip with Stricks when was a couple of months old, just a coast, when my mother joined him. He was Chief at the time. When he visited ships in London, I always went with him, if it was a weekend, but I never even thought seriously about going to sea until I was 18!
 
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