The British Cavalier was originally built for the Ministry of War Transport by J.Laing & Sons, Sunderland, in 1942 & named the Empire Cavalier. After the war, she was purchased by BP in October 1945 & renamed British Cavalier. She served another 14 years with them before going to Briton Ferry in May 1959 for razor blades.akbruton said:What happened to the British Cavalier a diguised cargo ship
We returned to South Shields for it to convertedto look like a tanker but heard no more of her that was in 1947 a life time ago
Jeff,Jeff Egan said:What about Scottish BP, The Lowland Tanker Co. Ltd.?
Border Fusilier 1968
Border Lass 1968-1969
Border Laird 1971
Ok Ok I'll get off the thread
Third edition published this year to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Company with all new pictures (including the Cavalier with dummy funnel).baileysan said:All you old BP men should get a hold of "THE BRITISH TANKERS" by Norman Middlemiss. It will bring all the nostalgia to the fore, the photos are really great. There is a photo of the British Cavalier with dummy funnel.
Hello Paul, Graham has been collecting ALL crew members names and dates on Bp ships from Deck/Pantry boys up. Ken.paul0510 said:Thanks Steve, 'twas I. So let me start the ball rollin' with my BP 'CV' !
Navigating App on British Osprey 1967
---------"------------- on British Patrol 1967-68
---------"------------- on British Venture 1968
---------"------------- on British Hero 1969
3/O on British Destiny 1969-70
3/O on British Willow 1970-71
3/O on British Beacon 1971
2/O on British Valour 1972
2/O on British Fulmar 1972-73
2/O on British Hawthorn 1973-74
2/O on British Argosy 1975
N.B for all you ex-Eng.Apps/Offs. out there you might like to visit Graham Wallace's site at:
Over to you, lads.