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British Sailor

BP Tanker Co Ltd
Built 1953
Gross Tons 20.729
Dwt Tons 33.738


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Why was she dressed overall and at full speed with the pilot aboard ??
 

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Barnsey,
I have a feeling the the Sailor officially 'opened' BP's Kwinana refinery in 1953, discharging a full cargo of Gulf crude. I have a picture of her berthing on that occasion, dressed overall as here.
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Alastair
 

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Yes a lovely ship spent nine very good months on her, visited Kwinana three times.
Falmouth crew. with a few yorkies, one of the rare ships with no persons north of the Border.
 

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Spent about 9 months of my aprenticeship on her.
Have a recollection that she took part in a Spithead review in the early 50's.
Maybe this is from there.
Cheers
Rod H
 

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