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  1. British Resolution

    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...
  2. Deck of British Resolution

    A picture of the deck of the British Resolution taken from the top of main mast while I was repairing the x band radar, around mid 1998.

    Hamburg 6/1977 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. Built 1974...
  4. British Resolution

    BP Tankers 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...
  5. British Resolution

    BP Tanker Co Ltd Built 1974 ORIGIN UKNOWN
  6. British Resolution naming

    British Resolution naming ceremony, very colourful affairs, lots of balloons and doves (sign of peace) released, usual company and builders dignitaries, then a big bun fight in the evening.
  7. British Resolution alongside quay

    British Resolution alongside Tategami quay at MHI Nagasaki, undergoing final fit before sea trials and naming
  8. British Resolution rudder and prop

    Stern shot of British Resolution
  9. British Resolution The Start

    Seen in dry dock 1 at MHI Nagasaki the start of British Resolution.
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