Looking down The Thames from Higham Bight the BP tanker British Gull is tied up at Alpha Jetty Cliffe where a small tank farm was dedicated to cheapo brands such as Jet and Murco. It was around this time that Burmah Oil was planning yet another Thames refinery on the marshes behind the BP. How times
Alongside British Scientist Summer 1981. Tony Sainty
brought the Gull alongside British Scientist just before the VLCC made its final journey to the breakers yard. Sadly, the Gull was not to last much longer after this photo was taken.
1959 Laid down as BRITISH SEAGULL by Harland &amp; Wolff Ltd Glasgow. ( Yard No 1589 ) 29.12.1959 Launched as BRITISH GULL. 29.4.1960 Completed. 6.1960 Transferred to the Clyde Charter Co Ltd. 1972 Transferred to BP. 1976 Converted into a depot ship for laid up BP tankers at Brunei Bay. 4.1982 a