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Name: BRITISH FAME
Type: Tanker
Launched: 19/06/1936
Completed: 08/1936
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1498
Dimensions: 8303grt, 4925nrt, 466.3 x 61.9 x 33.9ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 4 cyl (23.5 x 91.25ins), 687nhp
Engines by: Wm Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Reg Number: 164701
History:
15/08/1936 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
12/08/1940 Sank
Comments: 12/08/1940: Torpedoed & sunk by Italian submarine ALESSANDRO
MALASPINA, 100 miles east of the Azores at 37.44N - 22.56W
On a voyage from Avonmouth via Cape Town to Abadan in ballast


Above photo is courtesy of Greek Shipping Miracle

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