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Name: OLTENIA
Type: Tanker
Launched: 06/03/1928
Completed: 04/1928
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 1031
Dimensions: 6394grt, 3845nrt, 423.7 x 55.3 x 32.4ft
Engines: Q4cyl (25.5, 36.5, 52.25 & 75 x 48ins), 533hp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number:
History:
04/1928 Steaua Romana SA, Constanza
1940 Ministry of War Transport (British Tanker Co), Mombasa
1941 Renamed OLTENIA II
08/01/1943 Sank
Comments: 1940: Requisitioned by UK
08/01/1943: Sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat U436 in 27.59N 28.50W
On a voyage from Trinidad to Gibraltar with fuel oil


Above photo as OLTENIA courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as OLTENIA II courtesy of Richard Cox