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Name: FLORISTAN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 19/01/1965
Completed: 06/1965
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 615
Dimensions: 9296grt, 5118nrt, 503.4 x 67.9 x 29.1ft
Engines: Oil engine, Doxford type, 2SCSA, 6cyl (670 x 2100mm), 10000bhp
Engines by: Wm Doxford & Sons (Engineers) Ltd, Pallion, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 306330
History:
06/1965 Strick Line Ltd (FC Strick & Co Ltd), London
01/05/1972 Managers P&O General Cargo Division
19/04/1973 Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company
25/02/1975 Renamed STRATHALVIE
30/11/1978 Vanguard Bay Shipping Co, Piraeus; renamed ALEXANDRA
09/1983 Broken up
Comments: 04/11/1982: Damaged by fire in engine room at Luanda
09/1983: Broken up at Kaohsiung by Tien Cheng Steel Manufacturing Co
20/09/1983: Arrived under tow


Above photo as FLORISTAN is copyright of Harold Appleyard

Above photo as FLORISTAN is copyright of Harold Appleyard

Above photo as FLORISTAN is copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as FLORISTAN is copyright of JA Pottinger

Above photo as STRATHALVIE dated 29/05/1976 is copyright of Malcolm Cranfield

Above photo as STRATHALVIE is copyright of Keith Woods

Above photo as ALEXANDRA dated 04/1981 is copyright of Marc Piché