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of Pittsburg, America.
1927 'Important orders for six oil tank vessels for the Gulf Refining Co totalling £1,000,000 in value have been secured by British shipbuilders in the face of strong continental and American competition. Three ships, the largest yet ordered on the Tees, will be built on the Isherwood 'bracketless' system by the Furness Shipbuilding Co, of Haverton Hill-on-Tees. They will each have a deadweight carrying capacity of 15,000 tons, and will be propelled by Doxford type oil engines, which will be constructed by Richardsons, Westgarth and Co of West Hartlepool. The same firm is to build the steam machinery for three twin-screw oil tank steamers, each of about 3700 tons dead-weight carrying capacity, for the same owners, which will also be constructed on the Isherwood system, and which will be built by Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Co, at Jarrow-on-Tyne. The negotations for these orders were, we understand, carried out by Sir Joseph William Isherwood, who will supervise the construction of the vessels. Other recently placed orders for oil tank vessels include two for motor tankers ordered by Imperial Oil of Toronto, which were placed with Alexander Stephen and Sons of Linthouse, while at Belfast, Harland and Wolff are to build two oil tank steamers, each about 2300 tons deadweight carrying capacity, for the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co of London.'