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Name: BRANDON PRIORY
Type: Tanker
Launched: 05/10/1959
Completed: 05/1960
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie (Ship Builders) Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 741
Dimensions: 35703dwt, 23108grt, 12380nrt, 683.0 x 86.5 x 37.8ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, DR Greared, 15500shp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie (Engineering) Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 15.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 301101
History:
05/1960 Warwick Tanker Co Ltd (Houlder Bros & Co Ltd), London
09/06/1975 Broken up
Comments: Warwick Tanker Co was a partnership between BP and Houlder Bros
1975: Suffered an engine room fire whilst off Port Elizabeth, South Africa
09/06/1975: Arrived at Castellon to be broken up by IM Varela Davalillo


Above: Fitting out at Hebburn. Photo is courtesy of Norman Dunn

Above photo is courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo is courtesy of AJ Hawker

Above photo is copyright of Gerolf Drebes

Above: Inbound through the Tyne piers 30/05/1961. Photo is copyright of Malcolm Donnelly