M V London Loyalty

yorky jim
21st October 2006, 14:57
What type of job was this vessel doing at the time ,any pic,s.
and the reason it became a R.F.A
WAS IT THE SAME OLD STORY
were we short of hulls at the time.[[[NOW ADAYS ]]]we call it recycling(Bounce)

oceantramp
21st October 2006, 15:29
London Loyalty completed January 1954 for London & Overseas freighters Ltd.
Taken over on bareboat charter by the Admiralty for service as a Royal Fleet Auxiliary and renamed Brambleleaf. April 1972 returned to London & Overseas Freighters Ltd and immediately sold to Mayfair Tankers Ltd Liberia aand renamed Mayfair Loyalty September 1974 laid up at Spezia. February 1976 sold to Ditta Lotti who began to break her up at spezia. (==D)

yorky jim
21st October 2006, 16:26
whats a bareboat?the mind boggles

Gulpers
21st October 2006, 16:43
whats a bareboat?the mind boggles

Sorry Jim, "Bareboat Charter" isn't as exciting as it sounds. Have a look here for a simple definition. (Thumb)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bare-boat_charter

yorky jim
21st October 2006, 17:04
thanks ray ,
i understand now ,a empty vessel and all that.

oceantramp
22nd October 2006, 10:56
Bareboat Charter is where the Chaterer acquires virtually complete control of the vessel for a specified period. Even to the extent in some cases of supplying his own personnel to man the ship.

ruud
5th December 2006, 14:35
What type of job was this vessel doing at the time ,any pic,s.
and the reason it became a R.F.A
WAS IT THE SAME OLD STORY
were we short of hulls at the time.[[[NOW ADAYS ]]]we call it recycling(Bounce)

Ahoy yorky jim,
Here all three, not the best piccies, of the LONDON LOYALTY the BRAMBLELEAF and the MAYFAIR LOYALTY, story of her was written by oceantramp.
© London Loyalty unknown photographer
© Brambleleaf Michael Lennon
© Mayfair Loyalty Skyfotos Ltd.