BRITISH AVIATOR - IMO 5052383
|Photographer:||Alastair Sutherland [View profile]||Title:||BRITISH AVIATOR||Added:||Aug 01, 2007|
|BP Tanker "British Aviator" discharging crude, Isle of Grain, 1963. Built by Swan Hunter, Wallsend, in 1958; 37,232 dwt. Powered by 2 steam turbines built by the Wallsend Slipway and Engineering Co. double reduction geared to a single shaft. 15,500 shp. Sold in 1976 for demolition. She was infamous for colliding with the British Bulker "Crystal Jewel" south of the Royal Sovereign light on the 23rd Novemeber 1961 in thick fog. Her bow penetrated 20ft into the side of the Crystal Jewel and one life was lost, the master's daughter from memory. Both masters had their tickets suspended for 1 year by the subseqent enquiry for travelling too fast in thick fog. When I did my radar ticket they used the accident as "a classic example of a radar assisted collision". |
|Gross tonnage:||22,818 tons|
|Summer DWT:||38,463 tons|
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was on the ship in 1968,for nine months,,,,great ship many memories |
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Did we play Please Please Me and poker on this ship? |
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