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    Default Regent tankers

    I wonder if there is anyone around who sailed in any of the Regent tankers - Lion, Jaguar, Caribou, Tiger? Or even the old El Mirlo!

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    my younger brother was on the regent leopard, as assistant steward.
    Tony Wilding

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    Arrow Bowring's Tankers....

     An interesting group of old tankers there ,gents.. the kind that we would probably have seen many times during our time at sea and taken for granted,just going about their business,increasingly dwarfed by their ever larger tanker successors..yet a home over the years to thousands of seamen....(We do tend to get achingly nostalgic about ships sometimes....n'est-ce pas?)


    Just for interest and the records:



    M.t..EL MIRLO (ON 162487 ) 8,092 grt .Built 1930 for Bowring SS Co.EL MIRLO.jpg
    Pic shows her(probably) at breaking up yard at Briton Ferry ;arrived there 5/2/58.

     
    M.t.REGENT LION
    (ON 169453) 8,217grt-Built 1945 as EMPIRE TRINIDAD for MOWT,registered Glasgow.
    1945 to Bear Creek Oil & Sg.Co,Renamed REGENT LION registered Liverpool.
    1950 to Bowring SS Co ,still reg’d Liverpool.
    1955 Renamed CAMILLO by Bowrings.
    Arrived Faslane for breaking up 7/1/60.

     
    m.t.REGENT TIGER
    (ON 180979) 9,960 grt.Built 1945 for Bowring SS Co,London.
    1954 Renamed CAPULET by Bowring’s.
    1966 Broken Up Santander 31/5/66.

    m.t.REGENT JAGUAR
    (ON 168683) 8,134grt.Built 1941 as EMPIRE JET for MOWT,registered Glasgow.
    1946 Renamed REGENT JAGUAR by Bowring SS Co,London.
    1958 Broken Up Briton Ferry arrived 2/6/58

    m.t.REGENT CARIBOU
    )(ON 184041)12,072 grt Built 1951 for Bowring SS Co,London.
    1966 Renamed GONZALO by Bowring’s.
    1968 Broken Up Castellon 5/4/68.

    m.t.REGENT LEOPARD
    (ON 183157 8,439 grt built for Bowring SS Co,London.
    1960 Renamed PROSPERO by Bowring’s.
    1960 Sold toCie d'Armement Maritime SA ,Djibouti . Renamed PONTIGNY.
    1968 Sold to Ionian Sg Co Inc,Monrovia. Renamed SOFIA M.
    1968 (25/7) Wrecked and burnt 12.28N,71.41W on voyage Punta Cardon to Puerto Limon with crude oil.
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    1969-1990
    R878267

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    Default Re: Regent tankers

    Sailed on the Camillo May 1956,down the Amzon, very interesting.Ken.R634898.

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    My late father (he crossed the bar in November 2001) was Captain Michael (Micky) Ogden... He was with Bowrings from March 1942 till forced redundancy in early 1985 when the new owners sold the last ship... I was lucky enough to go away with him on several ships - Forth Bridge, London Bridge, El Lobo although I was probably really annoying as the captain's sprog...

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    first deep sea ship regent caribou,i was catering boy went to far east ,to Nagoya and kokura in japan then Abadan to continent.

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    Sailed as child passenger on Regent Hawk 1957,Regent Royal 1960 (twice) and Regent Eagle 1963 UK-Trinidad.Memories of swimming in pool with water levels changing as ship rolled,being dangled over the side by galley crew,being given cigarette aged seven again by galley crew,meals being lost as they were being carried from aft to dining room in rough weather,flying fish on deck,looking out of portholes at night at stars,seas washing over decks in heavy seas,drifting whilst engine problems were being fixed-for a child a wonderful adventure.

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    Hi, I did my 1st trip in the Springbok, Avonmouth to Trinidad April/May 1954 Pantry Boy , ERngineers mess.

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    My father,Tom Gill, sailed as bosun on several Regent boats and others. Fell ill in Vittoria on Sydney Bridge aged 65, came home dbs. CT Bowrings awarded him a lifetime pension even though he'd never paid into one. He died 1987 aged 80.
    Gilly
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