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No: 13416   Contributor: Paul Strathdee   Year: 1986   Manufacturer: Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Japan   Country: United Kingdom

BP VLCC on the Clyde in December 1986 heading for the Finnart Oil Terminal.
She was built in 1974 by Kawasaki at Sakaide in Japan and actually laid up for a while at Finnart when fairly new.
Renamed DELOS in 1992 she was scrapped in 1999.
Picture added on 27 February 2010 at 08:28
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I had the great privilege of steering the British Respect from its berth at Sakaide out to sea on its maiden voyage. I remember it well as a mere eighteen year old 'geordie' lad.

Happy memories!

Added by Barry liddle on 25 October 2010.
She was also in the 1977 Spithead Fleet Review where she was labeled 'No British Respect' as her crew did not line the deck to cheer the Queen!

Added by Bill Henderson on 17 April 2011.
I was a guest on this ship at the 1977 review.The crew were serving a banquet to us from all over the UK. So that's why they did not appear on deck. The crew were superb.

Added by Clive Naish on 31 May 2011.
I joined this ship September 1986 at Finnart, went to Sullom Voe, Marseille and then Suez, Ras Tan Singapore Fujairah. Paid of Fujairah 29 December 1986. Stan Montague was Master.

Added by J V Patrick on 29 October 2011.

I am researching 'British Respect' for a Dutch magazine that wants to do an article on her, from her beginnings in the shipyard to her scrapping.
Would any of you be willing to tell me your stories about her?

Added by Bernadette Matthews on 19 October 2012.
There's not much to tell as far as I'm concerned I'm afraid. All I can say is that she was laid up on the Clyde for a period in the summer of 1975.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 22 October 2012.
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