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Name: SPIRILA
Type: Tanker
Launched: 08/07/1922
Completed: 08/1922
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1177
Dimensions: 5695grt, 3387nrt, 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: 146611
History:
08/1922 Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London
12/02/1942 Government of Japan
1942 Sank
Comments: 1938: Used as floating storage at Singapore
12/02/1942: Seized by Japanes forces at Singapore
08/1945: Sunk at Singapore by Japanese forces
31/03/1953: Salvage began, later broken up


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