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Name: BRITISH DRAGOON
Type: Tanker
Launched: 25/04/1963
Completed: 11/1963
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 748
Dimensions: 52928dwt, 31544grt, 17851nrt, 726.3 x 102.3 x 41.2ft
Engines: 2 x steam turbines, Double reduction geared, 16000shp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 15.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 304714
History:
11/1963 BP Tanker Co Ltd, London
06/12/1982 Broken up
Comments: 1970: Converted to a lightening tanker, with massive fenders attached to port side
06/12/1982: Broken up by Zulfiqar Metal Industries at Gadani Beach


Photo as configured as a lightening tanker