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Name: OILPIONEER
Type: Tanker
Launched: 03/09/1928
Completed: 11/1928
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1286
Dimensions: 5666grt, 3419nrt, 410.0 x 53.5 x 31.0ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 7cyl (23.5 x 467.25in), 676nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 160604
History:
11/1928 British Oil Shipping Co Ltd (AA Rapp), London
08/06/1940 Sank
Comments: 08/06/1940: Shelled & sunk by German warships GNEISENAU, ADMIRAL HIPPER
& supporting destroyers while supporting Royal Navy ships in Northern Norway
Sank 300 miles north west of Trondheim in position 67.20N - 04.10E


Above photo courtesy of Photoship