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Name: BRITISH AVIATOR
Type: Tanker
Launched: 23/12/1957
Completed: 10/1958
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1871
Dimensions: 23124grt, 12030nrt, 35562dwt, 683.3 x 86.5 x 37.8ft
Engines: 2 x steam turbines, 15500shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 300770
History:
10/1958 Tanker Charter Co Ltd, London
1972 BP Tanker Co Ltd, London
26/04/1972 Broken up
Comments: 26/04/1972: Arrived at Kaohsiung for breaking up by Yi Ho Steel


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Above photo copyright of Don Meehan