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Does anyone have any anecdotes or photos of the Aden Refinery Tugs, especially the BP Guard and the BP Warden, these were the pre-independance tugs (1966), my dad was an engineer on them....
 

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Gordon,
Photo of BP Guard attached under her original name of Farahmand. She was launched in May 1950 by Ferguson Bros of Glasgow for BTC & completed in August of that year. In 1955 BP renamed her BP Guard. In 1975 BP sold her to Gulf Shipping Co. of Iran & she was renamed Farrokh. She was removed from Lloyds register in 1998 as her "continued existence was in doubt."
Unfortunately, I don't have any photo of BP Warden but she was completed in 1951 by Scott & Sons, Bowling for BTC under the name of Firuzmand. She was renamed BP Warden in 1955. In 1976 she was sold to Gulf Shipping Co. of Iran & renamed Firouzmand. She was removed from Lloyds register in 1998 as her "continued existence was in doubt."
Hope this is of some help.
Details & photo from BP Tankers: A Group Fleet History (Harvey & Solly.)
Kind regards,
John F
 

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many thanks for the reply, and the information, the photo is just excellent, the last time I saw these tugs and went aboard them was when I was 12!. When I have enough info I am going to do a website about them. All the best, Gordon.
 
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