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British Architect

Gross Tons 22,729
Dwt Tons 37,342
7.11.1957 Launched by Swan,Hunter & Wigham, Richardson Ltd, Wallsend (Yard No 1869), for the BP Tanker Co Ltd. 6.1958 Completed.;7,1958 Transferred to the Tanker Charter Co Ltd. 16,6,1970 Whilst on a ballast voyage from Chiba to Persian Gulf was struck by ligh

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I joined her in Honk Kong following the explosion to take her to Japan for repairs...I have a posting with a photo of some of the damage........I was 3rd mate
 

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Remember the day and date so well as I was Catering Officer on her at the time of the explosion, not a very pleasant experience for anyone. People still ask me what was it like at the time, my answer is always the same 'there was an awful smell around'. Would like to see posting of the damage.
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Morgan Deere.....Southyorkie
 

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Southyorkie,

Photo of damage here:
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=55160
Kind regards,
John.
 

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