Once a ship had been built and launched she then had to be out-fitted, and then complete sea trials
before being handed over to her new owners, who would look to have that ship at sea, as long as possible to pay for her build costs and of course to make the company good profits.
To this end one company may have had no requirement for a particular ship after a time and would then sell her on just like any other disposable commodity.
Hence a ship may have had a few owners and would go through many changes and names during what was hoped for a long and successful working life.
The single screw diesel cargo vessel M.V.FALAMINIAN was another order from the Ellerman Line to be operated under the umberella of Ellerman/Papayanni Lines Ltd
She was one of the larger ships ordered from the group to be built at the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb and yet another ship that looked like a ship with her graceful lines and raised Focs'le and Poop decks, she was also fitted out for refrigerated cargo (26,550 sq ft of space) and was primarily used on the Papayanni lines Mediterranean routes.
Nice photograph above of the M.V.FLAMINIAN leaving Tilbury on another voyage (Photo by Bob Scott)
She was often to bring back a cargo of oranges from Isreal and was with the line for around 18 years before being transferred to Ellerman City Lines and re-named City of Izmir
She was only with Ellerman City lines for a year or so before being sold on to Maldives shipping interests and re-named again as ClimaxPearl
She was to sail out of the Maldives for another 9 years before going to the ship graveyard of Gadani Beach, Pakistan to end up as scrap metal.
This graceful old ship had a working life of around 28 years.
We try here to give as full an account of her history as time and research permits, if you know of missing info
or you have any photographs of her, then please get in touch and we shall update her story as we go along.