This is a scan of a slide taken on my first 'Birdy Boat' ... British Swift in 1963. A rare colour photo of a 'Birdy Boat' still in the 'proper" BP tanker colours.
Note the Nav Apps hard at work swinging vales flushing up 1 centre over the deck.
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1977 renamed NOAH VI.
1882 Collided with CAST GULL and proceeded into Bahrain. 1998 owners, flag and port of registry deleted from LLoyd's Register. 2000, LLoyd's Register entry deleted- continued existence in Doubt.
'Bird' class "British Swift" sailing from Isle of Grain. Completed by Scotts in 1959 she was sold for futher trading in 1975 and renamed "Noah VI". In 1982 she but into Bahrein with collision damage and has presumably since been broken up.
m.v. British Swift unloading a cargo of drums, Motor Spirit and Kerosene I think, into lighters. British Swift was the second of BP's "Bird Class" I sailed on and we did about 4 months on what we used to call the "Indian Coast" run. Picture taken in 1967 from memory. The Swift, 16,041 dwt, was...