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.
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.