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BRITISH SEAFARER AT GOTHENBURG

BRITISH SEAFARER AT GOTHENBURG

BP's British Seafarer alongside at Gothenburg, Sweden in July 1971 loading for Malmo, Limhamn and Copenhagen. She was built 1951, 16880dwt and scrapped in 1973.

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Great class, the old 16s with some great runs. Spent a lot of my time with BP on the Scandinavian coast. Bit chilly in winter, especially the one of 61/62 but marvellous in the summer when the days never seemed to end.
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John.
 

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We did 10 weeks of Scandinavian coasting on the Seafarer before heading to Montreal! I was just checking on this particular loading in Gothenburg. We must have been busy because it is only a couple of hours to Malmo from Gothenburg, and then minutes from there to Limhamn and Copenhagen!
 

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Great little ship the Seafarer - spent 6 very happy months on her, UK NW Europe coasting all the time. Good Old Man, Mates, Engineers and Indian crew. Left her in June 68 to get married.
Thanks for the photo.
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Richard
 

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Paul,
She had an accident in December 1971 - were you still on her? She collided with the Shell-Mex/BP coastal tanker Killingholme, 2 miles from Grangemouth, on her way up the Firth of Forth. Both vessels were badly holed in the bows. I don't think that there were any casualties. I don't know which vessel was at fault.
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John.
 

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No, I left her (and BP) a few months previous to that collision. However, as I mentioned in a previous post beneath another of my gallery pics of the Seafarer, we did hit a coaster in the Thames in fog whilst I was on board.
 

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She ran into the stern of a collier off Gravesend when I was on her, in clear visibility too!! I was on watch with the Old Man & Pilot at the time. Just a gentle nudge really and no damage to the collier from what I remember.

Richard.
 

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