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Name: BRITISH PETROL
Type: Tanker
Launched: 08/06/1925
Completed: 09/1925
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1196
Dimensions: 6906grt, 4113nrt, 440.2 x 57.0 x 33.8ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 8cyl (24 x 50in), 796nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Reg Number: 148676
History:
10/09/1925 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
14/06/1940 Sank
Comments: 14/06/1940: Scuttled by gunfire from German auxiliary cruiser WIDDER in
mid Atlantic, in approximate position 20.10N - 46.56W
On a voyage from Glasgow to Trinidad in ballast


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Above photo is courtesy of John Crossland