Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      KITTY
Arrived:10 Feb 1986
Departed:10 Apr 1989
Career:Maltese flagged fire control support ship. Ex Coltair-86, Forties Kiwi-82, British Kiwi-76. Sold in 1986 by BP Oil Development Ltd. to Waterloo Shipping Co Ltd, Malta.
Broken up Alang 14 May 1989

Arrived 10 Feb 1986 in tow PETER WESSELS departed 10 April 1989 for Indian breakers [Georges Swieszkowski - Lloyds List]
Swivel fitted by Ashley Upsher 12 Feb 1986.

Tonnage:11,019 gross
Built:1960
Type:Oil rig support vessel
Owner:Polembros Shipping Ltd., London.
LR/IMO Number:5052826
ID5052826

KITTY laid up in the River Blackwater, Essex on 16/8/86 where she had arrived on 10th February in tow of the tug PETER WESSELS. Date: 16 August 1986.

Above:  KITTY laid up in the River Blackwater, Essex on 16/8/86 where she had arrived on 10th February in tow of the tug PETER WESSELS. Date: 16 August 1986.
Source: Mersea Museum / John Jones

KITTY laid up in the River Blackwater Date: 4 April 1986.

Above:  KITTY laid up in the River Blackwater Date: 4 April 1986.
Source: Mersea Museum / Derek Sands

West Mersea Lifeboat B-529 ALEXANDER DUCKHAM. 
L-R, Clive Pickering, Richard Taylor, William Baker.
In the background is the laid up KITTY - an oil rig support ship, she was formerly the BP Tanker BRITISH KIWI. Date: c1987.

Above:  West Mersea Lifeboat B-529 ALEXANDER DUCKHAM. L-R, Clive Pickering, Richard Taylor, William Baker. In the background is the laid up KITTY - an oil rig support ship, she was formerly the BP Tanker BRITISH KIWI. Date: c1987.
Source: Mersea Museum / Terence Smith


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