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Name: BRITISH CHEMIST
Type: Tanker
Launched: 07/05/1925
Completed: 07/1925
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 937
Dimensions: 10762dwt, 6997grt, 4129nrt, 439.7 x 57.1 x 33.8ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 6cyl (23 x 72ins), 4925bhp;
(1930: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 4cyl (23.5 x 91.25ins), 3435bhp)
Engines by: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd;
(1930: William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 148643
History:
07/1925 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
08/1953 Broken up
Comments: 25/11/1929: Suffered an explosion in her cargo tanks whilst at Grangemouth
Taken to Smith's Dock at North Shields for repair
04/1930: Re-engined
08/1953: Sold to British Iron & Steel Corporation for breaking up
Allocated to TW Ward Ltd at Inverkeithing
08/09/1953: Arrived at Inverkeithing


Above photo is courtesy of John Bage

Western Daily Press, Tuesday, 26/11/1929