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Name: TORINIA
Type: Tanker
Launched: 04/05/1939
Completed: 07/1939
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1561
Dimensions: 10364grt, 6178nrt, 505.8 x 64.6 x 36.6ft
Engines: Oil engine, 4SCSA, 10cyl (25.5 x 55.1ins), 628nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Reg Number: 167312
History:
07/1939 Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London
21/09/1940 Sank
Comments: 21/09/1940: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U100, 200 miles west of Ireland
On a voyage from Curacao to the Clyde with a cargo of naval fuel oil


Above photo courtesy of John Bage

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