This is the category for the many oil & gas tankers some old and some not so old.
The Tankers were favoured by many merchant seafarers as they paid well and had a very high range of accommodation.
It was only after World War II that the size of tankers would grow from around an average of 12,000 tons to the massive size of oil & gas carriers of later years.
The advent of electric welding would speed up the size of the ships constructed while World demand would drive the need.
We shall try and feature as many as we can in this category and we know that a great many ex-tanker men out there will have lots of photographs so should you wish to help build this library of ships photographs then please contact Ron@theloftsman.com