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Name: OILTRADER
Type: Tanker
Launched: 26/10/1927
Completed: 12/1927
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1244
Dimensions: 5550grt, 3261nrt, 410.0 x 53.5 x 30.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (25.5, 42 & 70 x 48ins), 482nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 149955
History:
12/1927 British Oil Shipping Co Ltd (AA Rapp), London
29/03/1941 Sank
Comments: 29/03/1941: Bombed & sunk 10 miles SE of Lowestoft at 52.34N - 02.01E
On a voyage from London to Grangemouth and Curaçao in ballast