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Name: VACLITE
Type: Tanker
Launched: 12/10/1928
Completed: 12/1928
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 1044
Dimensions: 5026grt, 2918nrt, 386.0 x 52.2 x 29.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 45 & 74 x 48ins), 511hp
Engines by: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co (Engineers) Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 160618
History:
30/11/1928 Vacuum Oil Co Ltd, London
1938 Standard Transportation Co Ltd, London
30/01/1940 Sank
Comments: 30/01/1940: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U55, 80 miles SW of Lands End
On a voyage from London to New York in ballast


Above photo is copyright of A Duncan

Above photo is copyright of A Duncan