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Palm, 344 grt. built 1927 by Fullerton, Paisley for Joseph Fisher& Sons.
B.U. Preston 1963.
Seen at Bristol 30 November 1962 loading Tar Oil for Dublin from the tanker barge Carbolate.

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Good shot Ray,she also done the same run from Irvine in Ayrshire.
Regards Bobby.
 

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Also a regular in Preston loading from Lancashire Tar road tankers; her running mate in the early 1950s was the Dutch flag MONICA, 325g/1932.
The little barge CARBOLATE (127090) owned by Bristol & West Tar Distillers Ltd, St. Philips, is interesting, 65grt 72.0ft she was built at Falmouth in 1911 as a steam tank barge for Wm Butler & Co (Bristol) Ltd, St. Philips.
Gil.
 

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Thanks for the information Gil.
Dispite the local Tar Distillery these exports were rare. The shipments on the Palm, Monica and Cap Cos being the only ones that I can recall in the Sixties.
Bristol & West Tar Distillers, also known as Wm. Butler & Co, were based three miles further up the river Avon from the City Dock at a place appropriately named Crews Hole.
Butler's also owned two smaller barges named Jolly and Darby, if my memory is correct. These barges used to run the Tar Oil from a site in Bath down the river to the Distilling works at Crews Hole Bristol.
Ray.
 

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Yes Ray I remember the DARBY (117739) and JOLLY (127067), both 42grt 76 feet built at Appledore in 1903 but I do not know the original owner; Butler bought the pair in 1908/09.
Gil.
 

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