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Name: BRITISH INVENTOR
Type: Tanker
Launched: 11/05/1926
Completed: 07/1926
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 959
Dimensions: 11693dwt, 7101grt, 4226nrt, 430.0 x 58.1 x 34.0ft
Engines: T3cyl (28, 46 & 76 x 51ins), 567nhp
Engines by: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 148785
History:
07/1926 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
13/06/1940 Wrecked
Comments: 13/06/1940: Mined 5nm from St Alban's Head & deliberately beached on Lulworth Banks
On a voyage from Abadan to Hamble with a cargo of crude oil
30/06/1940: Salvors deliberately broke her in two & the stern section was towed to Portland Harbour for dischage of the cargo
31/07/1940: Stern section towed to Southampton. Later sold for scrap & engine re-used
Salvage of the forward section was considered impracticable & it was broken up in situ


Above photo is courtesy of Morten Bjorndalen

Above photo is courtesy of Graham Lockett

Above photo is courtesy of Graham Lockett