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Name: BRITISH GUNNER
Type: Tanker
Launched: 10/08/1922
Completed: 09/1922
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1130
Dimensions: 10750dwt, 6894grt, 4073nrt, 440.0 x 57.0 x 33.7ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Metropolitan-Vickers type, DR geared, 3210shp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 146639
History:
26/09/1922 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
24/02/1941 Sank
Comments: 24/02/1941: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U97, 175 miles WxS of the Faroe Islands
On a voyage from Swansea to Aruba in ballast


Above photo is courtesy of AJ Hawker

Shields Daily News, Friday, 11/08/1922