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Name: BRITISH ARCHITECT
Type: Tanker
Launched: 07/11/1957
Completed: 06/1958
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend Yard
Yard Number: 1869
Dimensions: 36046dwt, 23124grt, 12343nrt, 683.25 x 86.4 x 37.6ft
Engines: 2 x steam turbines, DR geared, 15500shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 15.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 187785
History:
06/1958 BP Tanker Co Ltd, London
07/1958 Transferred to Tanker Charter Co Ltd
1972 Transferred to BP Tanker Co Ltd, London
29/11/1975 Broken up
Comments: 16/06/1970: Damaged by lightning whilst on passage from Chiba to the Persian Gulf
23/06/1970: Arrived at Hong Kong for temporary repairs to main deck caused by explosion due to lightning strike. An explosion in a forward tank caused the main deck to curl back over the bridge front.
29/11/1975: Broken up by WH Arnott, Young & Co Ltd, Dalmuir


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photos courtesy of John Crossland