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Name: SOLEN
Type: Tanker
Launched: 15/03/1922
Completed: 07/1922
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1179
Dimensions: 5693grt, 3385nrt, 411.5 x 53.4 x 31.0ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 42.5 & 74 x 48ins), 548nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 146592
History:
07/1922 Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London
12/02/1942 Government of Japan; renamed SHOSEI MARU
08/1945 Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London; renamed SOLEN
1948 Shell Company of Straits Settlements Ltd, Singapore
1949 Broken up
Comments: 1938: Used as floating storage at Singapore
12/02/1942: Seized at Singapore by Japanes forces
1949: Broken up in China


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