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15th July 2013, 09:50 AM
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!
15th July 2013, 12:37 PM
my younger brother was on the regent leopard, as assistant steward.
15th July 2013, 02:18 PM
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.
(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.
(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.
(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
)(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.
(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.
Last edited by Gulliver; 15th July 2013 at 02:20 PM.
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