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British Robin off Madras

British Robin off Madras

British Robin at anchor
Off Madras November 1971
Owners:BP Tanker -Clyde Charter
Flag:UK Built 1960 DWT 15450

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Those bird ships of BP were some of the best looking tankers of their era, seen a few of them laid up in Barry in the seventies, what a shame.
 

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Yup you are not wrong in all respects Cutsplice I had 7 "Birdy Boats" during my time in BP Tankers ... lovely ships lovely runs. Mind, one can sympathise with those on board at this port ... no disrespect for India but running around on the Indian Coast was not fun ..... except for BP Tanker Navigating Apprentices calling at Madras in and around 1960. We were royally entertained by a family who had a son in BP Tankers at the time and they took us all up to their Club for a feed and welcome beers ... remember it well and most enjoyable it was .... unlike Budge Budge, Chittagong, Bombay, Port Ohka and Kandalla etc.
 

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" .... unlike Budge Budge, Chittagong, Bombay, Port Ohka and Kandalla etc."

........not to mention Cochin, Vizaghapatnam, Colombo & other grot spots of the sub continent!
 

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