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Name: DORYSSA
Type: Tanker
Launched: 27/05/1938
Completed: 08/1938
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 612
Dimensions: 8230grt, 4790nrt, 465.3 x 59.3 x 33.8ft
Engines: Oil engine, 8cyl (25.6 x 55.3ins), 502nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 166543
History:
08/1938 Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London
25/04/1943 Sank
Comments: 25/04/1943: Sank after being torpedoed by Italian submarine LEONARDO DA VINCI
in 37.03S - 24.03E on a voyage from Table Bay to Abadan in ballast


Above photo courtesy of photoship.co.uk