BP British Sovereign

3rd June 2008, 12:10
Hi everybody,

I am hoping someone might be able to help me. I am looking for photos of the British Sovereign tanker, think it was built around 1950.

Any information would be really appreciated.

Many thanks

K urgess
3rd June 2008, 13:23
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Terry.
Plenty of BP lads in the crew who can help when they see this.
You may find something yourself once you find your way around the ship.
Enjoy the voyage.

3rd June 2008, 14:00
Hi Terry.

Try this for a start http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=7417

Once you learn the ropes there's plenty to be found in the galleries.

Welcome aboard from soggy West Yorkshire!

3rd June 2008, 14:06
Greetings Terry and welcome to SN. As already stated plenty of ex BP lads on board. Bon voyage.

Bruce Carson
3rd June 2008, 14:20
From Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia, Terry.
There are three photos of the 'British Sovereign' on Photoship.
Beginning here:


3rd June 2008, 17:07
Thanks to the guys for the help already, really appreciated.

4th June 2008, 00:45
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

4th June 2008, 03:13
Welcome to a grand MN group.

Roger Jordan
4th June 2008, 16:18
Here are particulars and brief history of BRITISH SOVEREIGN:

Official number 186164
Signal letters MPLW
Tonnages (as built) 21,138 gross, 12,748 net, 32,265 deadweight
Length overall 664 ft 9 in, breadth 85 ft 11 in, loaded draught 36 ft 5 in
Fitted with two Vickers-Armstrongs steam turbines with total 13,750 shaft horsepower; service speed 14.5 knots
31.8.54 Launched by Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, Barrow, for British Tanker Co Ltd, London
1956 transferred to BP Tanker Co Ltd
1972 sold Possidon Shipping & Trading Corp Panama (Greek flag) and managed (beneficially owned) by John S Latsis, Piraeus
16.2.77 arrived Barcelona to be broken up

Graham Wallace
4th June 2008, 17:14
With a bit of luck I may have managed to attach a photo taken in 1960 when I was a junior Engineer on her. I think it was possibly taken at Umm Said.

She was a great ship, good crew,I very much enjoyed my time aboard.