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Name: BRITISH CHARACTER
Type: Tanker
Launched: 25/08/1941
Completed: 12/1941
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1698
Dimensions: 8453grt, 4910nrt, 466.3 x 61.9 x 33.9ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, Doxford Type, 4cyl (23.6 x 91.3ins), 687nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 168246
History:
12/1941 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
01/06/1956 BP Tanker Co Ltd, London
19/03/1959 Broken up
Comments: 19/03/1959: Arrived at Bo'ness for breaking up by P & W MacLellan Ltd


Above photo copyright of Malcolm Cranfield