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Name: PATELLA
Type: Tanker
Launched: 08/10/1926
Completed: 07/1927
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 956
Dimensions: 7468grt, 4328nrt, 440.4 x 59.3 x 32.7ft
Engines: Oil engine, 4SCDA, 6cyl (32.25 x 59ins), 1204nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 149873
History:
07/1927 Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London
19/04/1942 Sank
Comments: 19/04/1942: Captured by German raider MICHEL, 1000 miles east of Rio de Janeiro
Crew of 64 taken prisoner & vessel scuttled
On a voyage from Trinidad to Simonstown with a cargo of fuel oil


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