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    I understand that our friend meechingman's father was once captain of this 1931 Dutch built coastal tanker. So Andy, enjoy! This photo was probably taken during the sea trials. In the background the STATENDAM of 1929.
  2. Tillerman

    Alongside at Texaco Wisbech - discharging
  3. Tillerman

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

    Rowbotham's Tillerman seems to have pretty much completed repairs at Tyne Dock & Engineering South Shields in 1973. Built 1963 she was 807 gr tons.
  5. Tillerman's Poop!

    Reckon this was taken around 1984 en route to Ipswich. The guy on the left playing the air guitar is 3rd Eng Paul Burrell, in the 'white' boiler-suit is the 2nd Eng (name?) and I am standing wearing the 'AZAB 83' t-shirt. Looks like we are sampling a drop of my homebrew!! Picture was...
  6. Tillerman

    Owned by Christopher Rowbotham, the smart Tillerman has just received attention from Tyne Dock Engineering Co at South Shields 15 September 1973. Built in 1963 she was 807 gr tons. Later in life she would receive a string of very exotic names.
  7. Tillerman

    After part discharge at Falmouth, the Tillerman en route to Medina Wharf, Cowes .. to complete discharge. June 1981
  8. Tillerman

    The Tillerman alongside Yelland Oil Jetty in North Devon, May 1982,discharging on the rising tide.
  9. Tillerman

    Approaching Loch Kishorn, off Loch Karron, whilst on charter to BP. The Kishorn Yard was a fabrication yard for oil platforms at Loch Kishorn and we delivered marked Gas Oil to them for machinery use. Skipper=Rusty Buchan, Mate=Kenny Plummer
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    River Barrow transit on the way to discharge at New Ross for Texaco Ireland .. plus a pint of Guinness in Mick Malones bar! Skipper=John Marsden
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    Approaching Milford Haven
  12. Tillerman

    The Tillerman discharging at the BP jetty,Yelland jetty in North Devon, next to the power station. This is now a housing estate though the jetty remains in parts! Skipper=Alan Everett, Mate=Colin Farmer
  13. Tillerman

    mt Tillerman, taken in early June 1984, in the Humber estuary, en route to Wisbech
  14. Tillerman .. The bell!

    Taking pride of place on my patio is the ships bell. Given to me by the new Greek owners of the vessel in Leith docks on Jan 24th 1986.....I carried the thing home with me, on the train, all the way back to Torbay. Didn't half get some funny looks on the way!! The Tillerman called into...
  15. Tillerman alongside Caernarfon

    Taken in October 1980, the Tillerman lies alongside the jetty in Caernarfon on a Texaco charter from Pembroke. Brought in on the top of the tide by local pilot John Jones, discharge was carried out on the falling tide and usually completed as the waters drained away....leaving a few hours for...
  16. Tillerman

    Another one for Tabnab44 and derekhore. The mate, tankwashing and gasfreeing in the Bristol Channel, sometime in the 1960s
  17. Tillerman

    One for Tabnab44 and derekhore, the wheelhouse of the Tillerman, taken sometime mid to late 1960s
  18. Tillerman

    C Rowbotham's Tillerman at sea - I guess it would be late 40's or early 50's. My father was captain at the time.
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