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Sunday, 25 April 2010

Ship No’s 258 to 261

Was for another four Dumb Barges for Anglo Iranian Oil, they were smaller at 75 tons each, all with a length overall of 80 feet and a beam of 19 feet and draft of 5 feet and 6 inches.

(Some history of Anglo Iranian Oil Company Ltd)
The Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) was founded in 1908 following the discovery of a large oil field in Masjed Soleiman, Iran. It was the first company using the oil reserves of the Middle East. APOC was renamed Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC) in 1935 and eventually became the British Petroleum Company (BP) in 1954, as one root of the BP Company today.
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