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Photo taken by me on 30th July 1963 as she passed the Aust ferry on the way to Sharpness

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BP MANUFACTURER (1956 – 1968) Powered tank barge.
O.N. 187438. 303g. 188n. 460d. 139’ 6” x 21’ 10” x 10’ 5¼”
6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (222 x 292mm) EV6M type by Blackstone & Company Ltd., Stamford, geared to a directional propeller.
20.12.1955: Launched by W. J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd., Northwich (Yard No. 899) for Shell-Mex & BP Ltd.
20.7.1956: Completed and registered at London.
1968: Sold to J. P. Knight (London) Ltd. and renamed KINGSTHORPE
1974: Sold to T. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for demolition.
06.08.1974: Delivered at their Grays, Essex facility.
11.1974: Work commenced
13.12.1974: Work completed.
 

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