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Name: BRITISH PROGRESS
Type: Tanker
Launched: 09/09/1927
Completed: 11/1927
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 1026
Dimensions: 4581grt, 2641nrt, 381.2 x 50.4 x 27.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 42 & 70 x 48ins), 422hp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 149926
History:
20/10/1927 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
03/05/1944 Broken up
Comments: 04/11/1943: Torpedoed & damaged by a German E-boat, 30 miles E of Cromer
On a voyage from Thames Haven to Grangemouth
Towed to the Tyne but she was a Constructive Total Loss
Sold to Metal Industries Ltd for 7,000
25/04/1944: Left the Tyne under tow for Rosyth for breaking up
02/04/1944: Arrived at Rosyth
03/05/1944: Breaking up commenced


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