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Rowbotham's Tillerman - Taken in Hull dock after her Penzance drydock in May 1981 which saw the gas riser unit fitted.

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That was my instant question, Frank. Never saw this ship but she got a regular mention in the Evening Gazette when visiting the Tees.

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I think the nub here is the gas riser unit, and alluding to when it was fitted rather than out of d/dock. Could not see any owner accepting this level of workmanship from a yard, if indeed she was painted atall in dock, but this has to be quite some time later.
 

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Tillerman - Oil Products Tanker - ID Number: 5409433 - Built Hull, UK 1963 - United Kingdom Flag.

Gross Tonnage: 807 - Deadweight: 1191 - LOA: 62 Metres - Beam: 9 Metres.

Sold/Renamed: 1986 Choud - 1987 Elamin - 1990 Flying Trader - 1991 Al Mahroukat Al Awal - 1997 Al-Zahra and 2004 Tillerman.
United Kingdom Flag.

Deleted 2012. Continued existence in doubt.

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Keith
 

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Keith,

I think you will find that the photo is of the earlier and much smaller vessel of the name
 

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Sorry if I misled anyone - She drydocked in Holman's Yard at Penzance in May 1981 where the gas risers and Whessoe gauges were fitted. This photo was taken about a year later in 1982 when she was on the West coast of Scotland run for BP charter, running out of mainly Grangemough but occasionally venturing a wee bit further south if time allowed.!
 

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I spent some time in the Tillerman in the 1960s and the early 70s, many happy memories of the ship and of the men that I sailed with. We spent most of our time on the uk east coast - Continent with the odd trips to Skandinavia. clean oils and chemicals.
n.b. this the 1963 built Tillerman as Keith stated. Bruce.
 

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