British Resolution. I believe she was having her bottom cleaned, or at least as much of it as the workers could reach without drydocking the ship. Even light, she still drew 28 feet of water aft. At the time I was on a World War II-vintage Victory Ship, the USNS Bowditch, which looked like a ding
This was the first VLCC I had seen a close distance the size of course amazed me. At that time only tankers half her size could come to NZ's only oil refinery at Marsden Point.
She had a long succesful career of 25 years under the BP flag,rare for a 70's VLCC.
Broken up A
5.7.1974; Launched by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd; Nagasaki (Yard No 1704 ), for the BP Medway Tanker Co Ltd; London. 11, 1974; Completed. 1978; Converted into a storage tanker. 1985; Transfered to BP Thames Tanker Co Ltd. 1986; Reconverted into a tanker. 1990 Transfered to BP Shippi