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
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. Laid up vessel KITTY in the background - an oil rig support ship, she was formerly the BP Tanker BRITISH KIWI. Date: c1987.

Above:  West Mersea Lifeboat B-529 ALEXANDER DUCKHAM. Laid up vessel KITTY in the background - an oil rig support ship, she was formerly the BP Tanker BRITISH KIWI. Date: c1987.
Source: Mersea Museum / Terence Smith


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