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vix
7th January 2006, 06:21
British Glory 16-05-61 to 31-07-61
British Comet 23-08-61 to 04-12-61 (Paid off in Suez with broken wrist)
British Sovereign DBS - 12-12-61 to 24-12-61
British Industry 04-12-63 to 25-04-63
British Engineer 28-05-63 to 09-07-63
British Justice 17-12-63 to 29-04-64
British Centaur 02-01-67 to 28-01-67 (First cargo of crude out of Tobruk)

Had some fun, some rip-roaring-wild times and some not so good times on these ships. Vix

Bob Davies
7th January 2006, 10:59
In my trawl through the site - I have not seen any mention of the British Admiral.When in college in Riversdale I remember visiting her in Birkenhead shortly after her launch.Wasn`t she BPs biggest at one time??
Bob

R58484956
7th January 2006, 12:58
There was a British Admiral built in 1947 by Furness SB Co; with a 4 cyl Doxford engine but she only weighed 8738 tons so perhaps there was a later one ,whereas British Adventure at the same time weighed in at 18573 tons.Brit; Talent 18593, Skill 18570,

John_F
7th January 2006, 15:14
In my trawl through the site - I have not seen any mention of the British Admiral.When in college in Riversdale I remember visiting her in Birkenhead shortly after her launch.Wasn`t she BPs biggest at one time??
Bob
Bob,
The third British Admiral was indeed BP's largest at 111,274 dwt when she was launched by the Queen on 17th March, 1965 & completed in August of that year. The Admiral & her sister, the Argosy, were originally ordered as 67,500 dwt but then increased in size. Both of them spent their entire, short life with BP, the Argosy being scrapped at Kaohsiung in July 1976 & the Admiral following in August.
Photo of the Admiral attached
Details & photo taken from Norman Middlemiss - The British Tankers
Regards,
John F.

Bob Davies
7th January 2006, 17:12
Thanks for that John,
I`d forgotten how big she was/seemed.Huge when I was a lad in colllege.
I later served, though, on an ex P&O tanker of twice her size.I don`t remember her P&O name but she was Elpida (of Greek owners) when I was on her for a total of over 2-1/2 years.Looking through this site reminds me of such a lot - some of it best forgotten??!
Bob

vix
7th January 2006, 22:44
Thanks for that John,
I`d forgotten how big she was/seemed.Huge when I was a lad in colllege.
I later served, though, on an ex P&O tanker of twice her size.I don`t remember her P&O name but she was Elpida (of Greek owners) when I was on her for a total of over 2-1/2 years.Looking through this site reminds me of such a lot - some of it best forgotten??!
Bob
Like some of those beautiful ports where you couldn't even get a drink? or when you did get to a country where you could get a drink and some fun it cost about 10 quid to get there, then you had to get back next morning? Remember Butcher Island - Bombay - I think it took about an hour in a small ferry? Milford Haven - BP - you paid a taxi - there and back: Shell & Esso on the otherside of the harbour - put on a free bus. Some places like Venesuela & Lybia wouldn't even let us out of the dock gates...probably wasn't anything there if you got out, anyway? Vix

joller6
3rd February 2009, 11:08
British Glory 16-05-61 to 31-07-61
British Comet 23-08-61 to 04-12-61 (Paid off in Suez with broken wrist)
British Sovereign DBS - 12-12-61 to 24-12-61
British Industry 04-12-63 to 25-04-63
British Engineer 28-05-63 to 09-07-63
British Justice 17-12-63 to 29-04-64
British Centaur 02-01-67 to 28-01-67 (First cargo of crude out of Tobruk)

Had some fun, some rip-roaring-wild times and some not so good times on these ships. Vix

Hi Vix,
I wonder if you would possibly have a Pic of the British Comet,as i see you were on it in 61.
There is a Pic in the Gallery but not the whole thing,only shows the Stern part!
Thanks if you can assist!
Cheers
joller6

John_F
3rd February 2009, 11:35
Dab,
there are a couple in the gallery somewhere of her having stores replenished by helicopter off Capetown. I made copies of them for my personal use but I don't know who originally posted them. I have reduced them in size & added below.
I'm sure someone will be able to tell you where the full size ones are.
Kind regards,
John.

joller6
19th April 2009, 10:28
Hi John_F
Very sorry about the delay in getting back,but i have not been on site for some time!
Anyway many thanks for those 2 Pics you attached,just the trick mate!
Hope you are well!
Cheers