Hi All, does any one have any information on Tower Tankers, I saw a couple during my time at sea?
If by Tower Tankers you are referring to their superstructure resembling a tower then I believe you may be referring to those operated in the late 60's early 70's by Fred Olsen Norway.Hi All, does any one have any information on Tower Tankers, I saw a couple during my time at sea?
named camden,casterbridge,cadwalader,carneige,castleton,cadogan.i sailed on three.of them from late 1970 to 1980,last ship for gatx-oswego on the joyhide.stokesI think their names all began with B and ended ...ford. Blandford, Bulford etc., and they were all later taken over by Gatx-Oswego, whose names all began with C - Cadwalader, ? ? ?.
Edited to finish off the details of the TT (turbo tanker) BedfordFred Olsen
1964 Borgsten/Oswego Courage imo 6400434, its tower needed external strengthening
1965 Borgila/Oswego Patriot imo 6518061, 1977 in stormy weather a 100 ft split in its hull and blew up taking one man, the rest jumped overboard and were rescued, sank off Honolulu
1966 Borgen/Oswego Harmony imo 6619619
1967 Bedford/Cadwallader/ibrahim B imo 6705975
1967 Bamford/Cadogan/Aly B imo 6724983
1968 Bulford/Casterbridge/Amathus imo 6811047
1969 Bideford/Camden imo 6907004
1970 Boxford/Carnegie/Philip of Macedon imo 7019103
1973 Castleton imo 7328671 (still being built when blandford leased them all to Gatx Oswego, through Carnegie Shipping Company UK)
Please feel free to correct me where possible
I will not take offence, it's the only way to correct mistakes