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Name: BRITISH CHIVALRY
Type: Tanker
Launched: 24/01/1929
Completed: 02/1929
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 979
Dimensions: 11220dwt, 7118grt, 4238nrt, 440.8 x 57.1 x 33.9ft
Engines: Q4cyl (24, 35, 50.5 & 73 x 51ins), 553nhp
Engines by: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 161198
History:
02/1929 British Tanker Co Ltd
22/02/1944 Sank
Comments: 22/02/1944: Torpedoed & sunk by Japanese submarine I37
at position 00.50S - 68.00E off the Maldive Isands
20 crew died


Photo copyright of A Duncan