BP DISTRIBUTOR

About

Completed 1944 as Empire Trotwood for M.O.W.T. (Anglo-Saxon). 1946 sold to Everard & Sons. 1947 sold to Kuwait Oil and renamed Amir. 1952 sold to Shell-Mex & BP and renamed BP Distributor. 1965 scrapped Willebroek Belgium.

Also known as
Empire Trotwood
Amir
IMO number
1180356
Call sign
MQLN
Construction number
455
Tonnage
813 ton
Beam
9m
Length overall
62m
Year of construction
1944
Year of renaming/broken up
1965
Service for Shell
1952 to 1965
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Comments

Sailors

Name Job Period Details
Douglas Black 2nd engineer 1956
Alexander Buick chief engineer 1956 to 1959

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
05/21/2015 - 12:12 Douglas Black

I served on the BP Distributor as second engineer for a year - 1956. I was in the engine room during a very severe storm in the English Channel on the 29th July 1956, when we rescued survivors of the MV Teeswood which had capsized in the storm. The Distributor served the UK BP depots from the Shetlands to the Channel Islands.