Since 1962 the Bridgestone Liquefied Petroleum Gas Company, Ltd. has been very active in the low temperature liquefied gas business, and up to this date has built several tankers especially for the transport of liquefied gas. Some details of the vessels and the dates of construction are given. At the time of construction of the tankers, up to and including 1966, each was considered to be the world's first of its type. In those tankers built after 1966, Bridgestone's own epoch making design has been incorporated, and even to this day it is the only company in the world possessing such tankers. Some of the main technical developments and cargo handling techniques are described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper given at the First International Liquefied Gas Transportation Conference, London-March 21-22, 1972. Sponsored by Shipbuilding and Shipping Record.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Engineering, Chemical and Marine Press, Limited

    33-39 Bowling Green Lane
    London EC1P 1AH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Yamamoto, K
  • Publication Date: 1972-3

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  • Accession Number: 00032732
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Shipbuilding and Shipping Record
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 28 1972 12:00AM