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Name: BRITISH COLONY
Type: Tanker
Launched: 04/04/1927
Completed: 05/1927
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1224
Dimensions: 10840dwt, 6917grt, 4143nrt, 440.2 x 57.0 x 33.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (26.5, 44 & 74 x 51ins), 2920hp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 149828
History:
05/1927 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
13/05/1942 Sank
Comments: 13/05/1942: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U162 east of Barbados
On a voyage from Trinidad to Gibraltar


Photo courtesy of Richard Cox