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I am looking for information (pictures, particulars, owners and history) on a VLCC named Alva Star. I have searched the internet without much success at all. I joined this vessel, as 2/0 in January of 1971 in Finnart and payed-off in April when she went to guarantee dry-dock in Lisbon four months later. She was bulit in Sweden (1969/70?) and originally manned by German officers and Philippino crew even though she was registered in London. I was one of a number of Brits that were gradually replacing the German compliment.

Any information on this vessel, and those who sailed on her, would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
 

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Nova Scotian said:
I am looking for information (pictures, particulars, owners and history) on a VLCC named Alva Star. I have searched the internet without much success at all. I joined this vessel, as 2/0 in January of 1971 in Finnart and payed-off in April when she went to guarantee dry-dock in Lisbon four months later. She was bulit in Sweden (1969/70?) and originally manned by German officers and Philippino crew even though she was registered in London. I was one of a number of Brits that were gradually replacing the German compliment.

Any information on this vessel, and those who sailed on her, would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
I can only help you with particulars:

ALVA STAR Imo:7003518 (G.N.E.C.)
Build 1969 at A/B Götaverken - Göteborg (844) for Alva Steamship Co.Ltd. - London. 1090'3" x 1050'0" x 149'9" x 87'6" x 67'9 1/2" (332,32 x 320,05 x 45,65 x 26,67 x 20,66 m) 113.933 grt; 228.100 dwt. 1 turbo electric steam turbine made Stal-Laval high pressure triple reduction low pressure reduction geared to screw shaft driving 1 fixed propeller; 32.450 bhp; 23.866 kW; 16 knots. 2 generators 1300 kW and 1 generator 1200 kW.14 cargo tanks. In 1980 renamed AL SAUDIA by Amar Line Maritime Co.Ltd. (Shipping Management S.A.M.) - Jeddah. In November 1982 scrapped.

Best regards, Henk
 

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henk maersk said:
I can only help you with particulars:

ALVA STAR Imo:7003518 (G.N.E.C.)
Build 1969 at A/B Götaverken - Göteborg (844) for Alva Steamship Co.Ltd. - London. 1090'3" x 1050'0" x 149'9" x 87'6" x 67'9 1/2" (332,32 x 320,05 x 45,65 x 26,67 x 20,66 m) 113.933 grt; 228.100 dwt. 1 turbo electric steam turbine made Stal-Laval high pressure triple reduction low pressure reduction geared to screw shaft driving 1 fixed propeller; 32.450 bhp; 23.866 kW; 16 knots. 2 generators 1300 kW and 1 generator 1200 kW.14 cargo tanks. In 1980 renamed AL SAUDIA by Amar Line Maritime Co.Ltd. (Shipping Management S.A.M.) - Jeddah. In November 1982 scrapped.

Best regards, Henk
Hi Henke:

Just what I was looking for....thanks

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Alva Star

My Uncle, a Chris Narraway was on Alva Star in 1971 if you knew him
Hi:

I joined Alva Star in early January, 1971, in Finnart, as Second Mate and left in late April when she was in drydock in Lisbon. I don't recall your uncles name. What was his position on board? I remember all the mates were Brits, the engineers were German and British and the crew were Philipinos. The Master was Captain Morgan.

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I am looking for information (pictures, particulars, owners and history) on a VLCC named Alva Star. I have searched the internet without much success at all. I joined this vessel, as 2/0 in January of 1971 in Finnart and payed-off in April when she went to guarantee dry-dock in Lisbon four months later. She was bulit in Sweden (1969/70?) and originally manned by German officers and Philippino crew even though she was registered in London. I was one of a number of Brits that were gradually replacing the German compliment.

Any information on this vessel, and those who sailed on her, would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
I was Electrical Officer in Summer 1975, at that stage there were only two germans as officers, everyone else UK. Also still Philipino crew.
 
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