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Ohrmazd was built for the East & West Steamship Company, and
launched at Burntisland Shipyard in April 1967. For more information,
please see the main Shipyard
The photos below show -
Top photo: The Ohrmazd at sea.
Middle photo: The Ohrmazd at King George V Dock, Glasgow, in January 1978. Photo courtesy of Chris Claydon and Paul Strathdee.
Bottom photo: The Ohrmazd at the end of her life. Photo courtesy of Chris
Claydon. Chris worked at Burntisland Shipyard for two summers as a
student labourer in 1967 and 1968, and that is where he came upon the
Ohrmazd. He was initially a caulker's labourer (bottle boy in local
parlance) and, when he worked on the Ohrmazd, a plumber's labourer. He
was recently able to trace Ardeshir Cowasjee, formerly one of the directors of the
Ohrmazd's owners, the East & West Steamship Company, which had
nationalised by the Pakistan government in 1974. Mr Cowasjee was kind
enough to supply the photo, taken at Gadani beach in west Pakistan in
1994. It shows Mr Cowasjee in the foreground and the Ormahzd in the
background. The Ormahz had been beached prior to being broken up at
Gadani, which is a major shipbreaking centre.