Oil tanker "British Major" at Grangemouth Docks

Production date
16 Nov 1922
View of an oil tanker with steam up and ensign flying, alongside the dock. Her funnel displays the initials of her owners, BTC. Behind her are two oil tanks.
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Production date
16 Nov 1922
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The tanker was carrying 5500 tons of crude oil from the Middle East. She belonged to the British Tanker Company, a subsidiary of Anglo-Iranian Oil, later BP. The use of Middle East oil was investigated at Uphall Refinery, West Lothian, using crude oil piped from Grangemouth.
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