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Name: BRITISH EMPEROR
Type: Tanker
Launched: 18/02/1916
Completed: 08/1916
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 887
Dimensions: 3637grt, 2182nrt, 345.0 x 49.1 x 25.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (23, 38 & 62 x 42ins), 1900bhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 139156
History:
08/1916 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
20/12/1917 Transferred to the British Petroleum Co Ltd, London
10/12/1920 Transferred to the British Tanker Co Ltd, London
07/05/1941 Sank
Comments: 07/05/1941: Captured & sunk by the German raider PINGUIN, 300 miles off Socotra
08/05/1941: PINGUIN sunk by HMS CORNWALL. All 341 crew & 200 prisoners lost.


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair