British Soldier British Sailor

DEREK D
22nd February 2007, 19:31
Has anyone information on Brt. Soldier & Sailor. I think built in 1917, they had engines amidship, I remember seeing them in 1945 -1950, at the time they were the oldest ships in the fleet, and on the Indian coast run.
Derek Darlington

Santos
22nd February 2007, 20:12
BRITISH SAILOR, Built Swan Hunter Wallsend on Tyne 1920 for British Tanker Co Ltd, London; 1951 VIVA, Vivalet Shipping Co, Panama; 1953 LEROS, Aron Romano, Piraeus; 3.1.54 aground in Elbe estuary, refloated and later scrapped at Blyth ( also Ex War Rajah)


BRITISH SOLDIER, Built William Gray & Co Ltd West Hartlepool 1919 for British Tanker Co Ltd, London; 1952 MARINA, Vivalet Shipping Co, Panama; 1954 RODOS, A.Romano, Piraeus; 1959 MENORA, Menora Cia.Maritima, Panama; 1959 scrapped Savona. ( also Ex War Sikh )

Kind regards

Chris.

Captain2
26th February 2008, 01:27
If I remeber rightly they wre also the first two 32000 tonners built in the 50's
Beeing on a 12000 tonner we marvelled at the sight of them
Captain2

zelo1954
26th February 2008, 02:27
Two of a class of 33 War "Z" engines amidships tankers built at the end of WW1 and just after. They were all given the traditonal WAR nmes. Later, a number went to Shell as well as the 2 BP examples. Also SAN ZOTICO of Eagle Oil.

JimC
26th February 2008, 21:24
If I remeber rightly they wre also the first two 32000 tonners built in the 50's
Beeing on a 12000 tonner we marvelled at the sight of them
Captain2
Right-on. Remember them well and thinking the same thing. Both had what seemed to us - enormous mid-ship accommodation and if I remember rightly -rwo and a half decks aft. Nice ships (for tankers). 'Tina Onassis' was the next 'big one' If I remember rightly. Think she was 45K tons.

Jim C