British Crown © FotoFlite
The 28,598dwt British Crown exploded on 20th August 1966 with the loss of 19 lives. © FotoFlite

On 16th September 1966, speaking at a reception, the Chairman of Associated Shipbuilders, Sir John Hunter announced, “that without any further capital expenditure, they could build a tanker of no less than one million tons deadweight ……..” .

This suggestion would take shipbuilding on the River Tyne, the birth place of deep sea oil tankers, into a different league altogether.

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