Bird Class

Jim S
26th June 2007, 21:34
Gentlemen,

Can any of you learned gentlemen confirm to me which was the first of the Bird Class - I thought by reading some of your comments that it was the Stephen built British Fulmar but two ex-BP friends ( and I use the word advisedly) say it was Lithgows British Trust.
In fact some of you may know the two gentlemen in question Ian Anderson and Len Short who were with BP Shipping up until mid 1970's before transferring to BP Exploration, Aberdeen.

Jim S

James_C
26th June 2007, 21:50
Jim,
You are correct, the Fulmar was indeed the first of class, from Alex Stephens.
Her launch date was 30.09.1958, whilst that of the Trust (from Lithgows) was 26.06.1959.

Dave Edge
27th June 2007, 07:14
Not Irish by any chance are you Jim?

barnsey
27th June 2007, 12:54
Mind Dave ..... he could be from Southland???

Barnsey

James_C
27th June 2007, 13:27
DOH!!
Corrected now. Slip of the finger so to speak, however the Fulmar was definitely first!

Jim S
27th June 2007, 18:09
DOH!!
Corrected now. Slip of the finger so to speak, however the Fulmar was definitely first!

Thanks for this confirmation - I can now take great pleasure in advising my two erstwhile colleagues just how wrong they are.

Thanks,

Jim S

macrae
13th February 2008, 18:39
Hi Jim,
I sailed with a nav.app. named Ian Anderson on the British Skill in 1963/64, he came from Dundee. Was wondering if its the same gentleman.
I have posted a photo of him on members photos in my collection.

regards
macrae

paul0510
14th February 2008, 00:51
British Fulmar IMO 300829 NRT 5951,75
At least, that is what my Discharge Book says. Was 2/M '72/'73 aboard this little beauty. Joined in Lorenco Marques, left in Grain, Master Willy Hare.