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Name: RANCAGUA
Type: Tanker
Launched: 19/11/1929
Completed: 02/1930
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co (Shipbuilders) Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 1052
Dimensions: 3936grt, 1951nrt, 366.1 x 50.1 x 27.4ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (23.5, 38 & 64 x 42ins), 769nhp
Engines by: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co (Engineers) Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
02/1930 Government of Chile - Chilean Navy
11/1989 Sank
Comments: Armed with 2 x 1 x 4.7ins guns
1964: Stricken from the Chilean Navy
1967: Converted to a static tanker at Dawson Island, Tierra del Fuego
11/1989: Sunk as a target near Cabo Rowlet, Tierra del Fuego


Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Yorkshire Post & Intelligencer, Monday, 10/02/1930