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Name: REGENT LION
Type: Tanker
Launched: 01/12/1936
Completed: 03/1937
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1521
Dimensions: 9551grt, 5794nrt, 489.7 x 66.5 x 35.0ft
Engines: Oil engine, 4SCSA, 10cyl (29.1 x 59.1ins), 816nhp
Engines by: JG Kincaid & Co Ltd, Greenock
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 165433
History:
03/1937 Bowring SS Co Ltd (CT Bowring & Co Ltd), London
19/02/1945 Stranded
Comments: 17/02/1945: Torpedoed by U-Boat U300 in 35.56N - 05.45W
On a voyage from New York to Bizerta with a cargo of gasoline
19/02/1945: Whilst under tow she stranded on La Perla Rocks 1 mile S of Camero Point
Subsequently declared a total loss


Above photo courtesy of Photoship