Bideford.

Clive Anthony Fisher
30th October 2006, 10:01
Help. wanted Re Blandford Shipping Company come Fred Olsens M/T Bideford built late 1950s maybe British build not sure.any comment welcome.
Clive.

treeve
30th October 2006, 11:35
Is this her?
423 t/t Bideford 40900 Bideford Tanker Co., Massau 1958 Tankfartyg
http://www.varvshistoria.se/lista5.htm

treeve
30th October 2006, 11:36
On the same page I see
447 t/t Blandford 41750 Blandford Shipping Co. Ltd., London 1962 Tankfartyg

treeve
30th October 2006, 11:43
This may be relevant, if anyone can help with Norwegian?
Fred.Olsen hadde flere tankere med dette spesielle overbygget. De jeg har funnet er: BEDFORD/67, BAMFORD/67, BULFORD/68, BIDEFORD/69 og BOXFORD/70. Desse ble satt under Britisk flagg registrert på datterselskapet Blandford Shipping Co. i London. De ble solgt rundt 1972 alle sammen til Gatx-Oswego, og fikk navn som begynte på CA---. Jeg har foto av noen av dem, og de har alle dette overbygget.

http://www.stp-norway.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?t=6540&sid=23a49812aea4722a30f70bdf55ed5a1f

gdynia
30th October 2006, 12:22
Clive
In the search box type in Bideford and theres a thread about her with photos

hasse neren
31st October 2006, 17:24
This may be relevant, if anyone can help with Norwegian?
Fred.Olsen hadde flere tankere med dette spesielle overbygget. De jeg har funnet er: BEDFORD/67, BAMFORD/67, BULFORD/68, BIDEFORD/69 og BOXFORD/70. Desse ble satt under Britisk flagg registrert på datterselskapet Blandford Shipping Co. i London. De ble solgt rundt 1972 alle sammen til Gatx-Oswego, og fikk navn som begynte på CA---. Jeg har foto av noen av dem, og de har alle dette overbygget.

http://www.stp-norway.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?t=6540&sid=23a49812aea4722a30f70bdf55ed5a1f Hope this translation helps.

(Fred.Olsen did have more tankers with this special superstructure. The ones i found is: BEDFORD/67, BAMFORD/67, BULFORD/68, (B)BIDEFORD/69 (/B) and BOXFORD/70. They where under British flag reg. to the daughter company Blandford Shipping co. in London. They where all sold about 1972 to Gatx- Oswego, and was renamed to names that started with CA....... i have photos of some of them, and they all have the same superstructure.)

Regards Hasse from Sweden.

Clive Anthony Fisher
3rd November 2006, 09:01
Ray and Neville,

The Bideford I'm looking for is definitely the 1958 build. The website that you recommended Nev is a little bit beyond my capabilities yet because I just couldn't figure out how to get into it but I'm pretty sure that the image I hold is of this particular 1958 vessel. I think I've got sufficient detail on it now and I'll be able to post an image soon.

Hasse,

Thanks for your help with the detail on the later series of the Bedford, Blandford etc. Some we have already covered but, having looked at your web page I found it very, very interesting. Why not post them onto S&N for everyone to see? I'm sure they would be met with a good response. Whilst not everyone particularly likes the look of these vessels I think they were the forerunners of modern tanker design. What do you think?

Once again, thanks for your help - regards Clive

ARGK342
10th January 2008, 14:13
Hope this translation helps.

(Fred.Olsen did have more tankers with this special superstructure. The ones i found is: BEDFORD/67, BAMFORD/67, BULFORD/68, (B)BIDEFORD/69 (/B) and BOXFORD/70. They where under British flag reg. to the daughter company Blandford Shipping co. in London. They where all sold about 1972 to Gatx- Oswego, and was renamed to names that started with CA....... i have photos of some of them, and they all have the same superstructure.)

Regards Hasse from Sweden.


Blandford Shipping was sold to Gatx-Oswego [General American Transport Corporation].

I was an engineer on both of the ships with the 'pyramid superstructure' that GATX had during the 70's.

'Camden' and her younger sister 'Castleton'. Many fine memories from both ships. (Thumb)

ruud
10th January 2008, 15:10
Ahoy,
Could it be this one?
Piccies scanned from an old booklet:
http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/1906/bideford1958mediumca9.th.jpg (http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bideford1958mediumca9.jpg)
http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/985/bideford1958datamediumbq6.th.jpg (http://img338.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bideford1958datamediumbq6.jpg)

PollY Anna
10th January 2008, 17:17
Hi Treeve

I sailed on the Blandford Maiden Voyage we picked her up from the Yard in Malmo (Kockums) and rushed off to Mina Al Almadi. My research has shown that she was Fred Olsen Under the Red Duster and the Co. was Reg. as Blandford Shipping Co. Although I made no note of the details at the time it's only what I have collected since scratching around in my past.

Ron

P.S. I have also found an AB who was a crew member with me at the time.

bennett49
15th March 2008, 22:56
At some point my Dad served on both the Blandford and the Bideford, so nice to see some comments and pics of them. He went on to work for the United Arab Shipping Company as a Chief Purser. If anyone remembers a Vincent Bennett it would be lovely to hear from them here. I had never realised that the company he worked for was owned by Fred Olsen. More pictures of the Bideford would be most welcome.

eduggan
3rd October 2013, 19:38
Hi, I'm the grand daughter of Captain Ralph Duggan who was captain of the Bideford in 1959. I'm putting together a small presentation from some of the things he's loaned me and was trying to find some pictures of the Bideford when I came across this thread from years ago and was rather intrigued. The pictures posted by people further down the thread are now gone. I wondered if anyone remembers serving under Captain Duggan and whether there are still any pictures of the vessel?
E. Duggan

Woolooware
22nd October 2013, 09:32
I'm also the descendant of a master mariner who at one time worked for Blandford Shipping in the early 50s, hence my interest. I've got 2 good quality photos of the Bideford. They are from Fotoflite library and therefore are only available for your private use as there copyright restrictions. I am happy to pass them on to you. Just contact me via private message and I will upload for you.

I am resident in Sydney Australia and have been a member of Ships Nostalgia since its inception.

Look forward to hearing from you and sorry for the delay, Clive

R58484956
22nd October 2013, 11:22
A belated welcome to eduggan, enjoy the site and bon voyage.