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I'm wondering if anybody has any information on the above ship. My uncle sailed on her in the late 1960's as a junior engineer on a voyage from South Africa to Hong Kong. Apparently she ran on to a reef en-route.
Understands she was built for a London Greek owner at William Grey, Hartlepool and ended up in the Tsakos fleet.
 

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RobW is this the one, different builders?

Loradore Ex Lorea -1946, 4875 tons built 1931 by J Redhead, South Shields. 393.4 x 53.8 x 26.6.
3 cylinder up & downer by the builders. code flags GTRP. DF. British flag. Registered London. Owned by Maritime Shipping Co; (Michalinos & Co, Managers,)
 

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Ahoy Rob,

There was a 06-1958 built as well.
Name:Loradore
LR:521175
Built:1958
Wharf:W.Gray & Co.Ltd.Hartlepool
Call/Flag Sign:GXMK
Owners:Maritime Shipping & Trading Co.Ltd.
Manager:Ralli Bros.[Shipping]Ltd.
Flag:British
P.o.R.:London
BRT:8077
DWT:11.110
LOA x B x D:455'11" x 59'9" x 28'0"
Eng:Oil Engine 2SA 4Cy.670x2320mm Doxford
Builder:N.E.Mar.Eng.Co.Ltd.-Wal.

Note: Sounds better hey,[R58484956]you can't win them all,mate.(*))
From another book.
 

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The 1958 built "Loradore" was sold to Greek owners in 1966 and renamed "Aliartos", 1970 "Thomas A", 1975 "Irenes Banner" of Tsakos Shipping & Trading. On 19 January 1978 gutted by fire while lying at Daws Island anchorage near Port Harcourt. Beached on 22 January as a CTL.
 

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re Loradore

I started that voyage as 3rd engr but paid off due to illness in las Palmas.
Met up with a junior engr who was on her for the full trip, about 12 to 18 months after he had left her, so we dropped into a pub in Falmouth for a pint and a chat and is was most enlightning, sorry but I can not remember any names, hardly remember getting home! Harry **** was 2nd engr and Tom **** was 4th engr. Prehaps John BEll could help out with names as we all sailed on the previous tripl
 

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I'm wondering if anybody has any information on the above ship. My uncle sailed on her in the late 1960's as a junior engineer on a voyage from South Africa to Hong Kong. Apparently she ran on to a reef en-route.
Understands she was built for a London Greek owner at William Grey, Hartlepool and ended up in the Tsakos fleet.
Hi Rob.
If you click onto SSSTEAMSHIPS,then onto "Rs"
you will find five photo's of the LORADORE,two of
an older shipof that name and three of a newer one.

Dave Williams(R583900)
 

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My info taken from a 1952/53 book, cannot win them all !!.
Hi There.
When I first saw you Discharge Book Number,
I thought that you must have been at sea about
the same time as me,my numbers was R583900,
then I noticed that you have eight digits,I thought
that we all had six digits,but this cant have been?,
I was at sea from 1952 until 1959.

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I started that voyage as 3rd engr but paid off due to illness in las Palmas.
Met up with a junior engr who was on her for the full trip, about 12 to 18 months after he had left her, so we dropped into a pub in Falmouth for a pint and a chat and is was most enlightning, sorry but I can not remember any names, hardly remember getting home! Harry **** was 2nd engr and Tom **** was 4th engr. Prehaps John BEll could help out with names as we all sailed on the previous tripl
Harry Simpson was 2nd engineer but 3rd when I sailed on her the previous trip. The Indian crew staged a mutiny and the police were called in Bombay, The police had a lot to drink in the OM's cabin! The 3rd mate was called Abbas Jardi and had been a river pilot in the Middle East - he was ace at maneuvering the ship in awkward places. There was junior engineer called Barry Robson and 4th Tom Halliday. Also 2nd engineer called Lamb. Sorry it was a long time ago! The OM was Captn Openshaw and the mate Kine.
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Thanks for the info folks. My uncles' name was William Macfarlane and gather the voyage in question would have been in around 1965. Sadly he passed away last year after a long illness in a Glasgow hospital at the age of 81. That was his only seagoing trip, he was a land-based engineer, having signed on the ship to work his passage back to the UK from South Africa. Although in the end he had to fly back via HK. I have a painting of the ship somewhere and also an owners photograph - will endeavour to find it and post on here.
 

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I have just uploaded a picture of Loradore taken at Las Palmas on 24 Nov 1965 - perhaps the day that John Paul left her.
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like to say hello to dave williams i to was at sea 1952 untill 1959 trained at the vindicatrix semi retired now very new to computoring find this site interesting j p
 
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