British Success was a petrol tanker in service from 1946 until she was broken up 1961 giving her a working life of 15 years. Unusually, I have only been able to locate one photo of this ship.
|Registered owners, managers and operators||British Tanker Co. Ltd|
|Builders||Blythswood SB Co.|
|Overall Length||484 ft|
|Engines||4-stroke cycle single acting 6 cylinder oil engine (4S.C.SA) with cylinder bore 29 1/8" and stroke 59 19/16".|
|Engine builders||J.G. Kincaid & Co.|
The Lloyds Register entry for British Success for 1946 has the following additional information about her:
- Machinery aft
- Part-constructed by electric welding
- Longitudinal framing at bottom of deck
- Fitted with gyro compass
- Fitted with radio direction-finding and echo-sounding equipment
- 1 deck with cruiser stern
- Built for carrying petroleum in bulk
|7 November 1945||Launched|
|26 February 1946||Completed for British Tanker Co. Ltd.|
|1956||Change of owner to BP Tanker Co. Ltd.|
|29 August 1961||Taken to be broken up at Troon|
|20 October 1961||Breaking up commenced at the West of Scotland Shipbreaking Co. Ltd.|
I not found any detailed information about the service history of British Success other then her change of ownership and ultimate breaking up in 1961.
Stan Mayes served on British Success from 14 March 1951 until 2 July 1951. The account of his voyages can be found on the Benjidog Recollections website HERE.
I not found any information about the service history of British Success other then her change of ownership and ultimate breaking up in 1961.
- By courtesy of Stan Mayes