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Name: BRITISH STRENGTH
Type: Tanker
Launched: 17/02/1931
Completed: 04/1931
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 1005
Dimensions: 11095dwt, 7139grt, 4169nrt, 441.2 x 59.7 x 33.0ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, Doxford type, 4cyl (23.5 x 91.25), 687nhp, 2250bhp
Engines by: Richardsons, Westgarth & Co Ltd, Hartlepool
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 162575
History:
22/04/1931 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
15/03/1941 Sunk
Comments: 15/03/1941: Sunk by gunfire from German battlecruiser SCHARNHORST
Position 1000 miles W of Nova Scotia, on voyage from London to Aruba in ballast
Captain & 2 radio officers killed and 44 crew taken prisoner
This was Palmers' last build at the Hebburn Yard


Above photo is courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo is courtesy of Greek Shipping Miracle