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Name: AGNITA
Type: LPG Tanker
Launched: 20/11/1930
Completed: 03/1931
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 578
Dimensions: 3561grt, 1977nrt, 305.4 x 50.5 x 26.3ft
Engines: Oil engine, 8cyl (24.3 x 43.3ins), 476nhp
Engines by: Werkspoor, Amsterdam
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
03/1931 NV Petroleum Mij "La Corona", The Hague
1939 Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London
22/03/1941 Sank
Comments: Designed to carry three different types of cargo - gas oil, sulphuric acid and LPG.
She was the world's first purpose-built gas carrier
Built with 12 large cylindrical pressure vessel tanks made from 24 mm thick boiler plate, by the engine works at St Peter's
The top of the hemispherical end of each tank protruded 6ft above the upper deck
22/03/1941: Captured and sunk by German raider KORMORAN in 03.20N - 23.48W
On a voyage from Freetown to Caripito in ballast.


Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship