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Name: BRITISH FUSILIER
Type: Tanker
Launched: 05/12/1922
Completed: 01/1923
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1134
Dimensions: 10873dwt, 6943grt, 4083nrt, 440.0 x 57.0 x 33.7ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, DR geared, 3210bhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 146692
History:
01/1923 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
1953 Broken up
Comments: 1957: Sold to the British Iron & Steel Corporation and allocated to Metal Industries Ltd
15/01/1953: Broken up at Faslane by Metal Industries Ltd


Photo courtesy of Richard Cox