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Name: SILVERLIP
Type: Tanker
Launched: 29/11/1902
Completed: 1903
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 723
Dimensions: 7492grt, 4904nrt, 470.0 x 55.2 x 33.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (29.5, 48 & 78 x 54ins), 579nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 118327
History:
1903 Shell Transport & Trading Co Ltd (M Samuel & Co), London
01/05/1907 Sank
Comments: 01/05/1907: Sank after being abandoned on this date on fire after
an explosion in the Bay of Biscay at approximately 46N 07W
On a voyage from Singapore to the UK with a cargo of benzine


Above photo courtesy of Photoship