British Trader

cliveaudi
31st October 2005, 19:58
Would like to see picture of "British Trader" 1959 & hear from anyone who
sailed on her ,in 1959 to1960

KenLin39
4th December 2005, 18:08
Would like to see picture of "British Trader" 1959 & hear from anyone who
sailed on her ,in 1959 to1960

Hello Clive. British Trader 1957. 21,019 ton. "Tanker Charter Company".

sparks69
7th October 2013, 18:23
Have a look at http://www.britishpathe.com/video/launching-of-32-000-ton-oil-tanker-british-trader/query/british+trader

Graham Wallace
8th October 2013, 17:13
Would like to see picture of "British Trader" 1959 & hear from anyone who
sailed on her ,in 1959 to1960

I know one Nav App and one E App who sailed on her 1958/59.

The N Apps on her 1st Nov 1959 were; DA Wood, NL Walters, BJW Bowley abd D Atchinson

The E Apps on her 1st Nov 1959 were; AE Armitage,DJ Fickling ,KL Ramsden and LD Young.

Unfortunately I have never been successful in contacting any of her 1959/60 Apprentices.

Graham

gadgee
8th October 2013, 20:31
There are 359,360 images in SN Gallery and 13 of them are of British Trader.
For example

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/159103/title/british-trader/cat/503

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/362952/title/british-trader/cat/503

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/186642/title/british-trader/cat/503

Graham Wallace
9th November 2013, 17:20
Trader in Drydock in Falmouth in 1958
Photo from Jimmy Jewell 1955 EA

Graham

narra
25th November 2013, 18:58
(?HUH)HI Was there an earlier Trader I was on a tanker in 53 called the Flisvos,I was allway's led to belive she was the ex/British Trader,she was a coal burner/ crew accom/ in foc;sle head .The heads were two grips, and a hole in the deck::: Our run was corytown/barry island/Rotterdam. Narra

eriskay
25th November 2013, 20:07
Yes - the 1921-built BRITISH TRADER was the first of three to carry the name. Built by William Beardmore & Company Ltd of Glasgow for the British Tanker Company Limited - O.N. 146163 (Yard No. 621)

GRT = 4,204 tons
DWT= 6,089 tons

Triple Expansion Steam Reciprocating Engine, by the Builder, rated at 1,745 HP

Launched = July 1921 Completed = November 1921


Sold to Cheam Steamship Coy Ltd of London in 1953, at which time she was renamed S.S. FLISVOS

Sold to Naviera Peruana de Pacifico SA of Peru in 1954 and renamed S.S. MANCO CAPAC

1961 : deleted from Lloyd's Register

narra
26th November 2013, 15:22
Hi Eriskay.Thanks for the info, she had a long run. flisvos is supposed to mean smooth-running-water in greek as was the owner of cheam: Thanks again. Narra