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Name: BRITISH GRATITUDE
Type: Tanker
Launched: 26/09/1942
Completed: 12/1942
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1673
Dimensions: 8463grt, 4929nrt, 470.1 x 61.9 x 33.9ft
Engines: Oil engine, 4SCSA, B&W type, 6cyl (29.2 x 59.1in), 490nhp
Engines by: Harland & Wolff Ltd, Glasgow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 168355
History:
12/1942 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
1956 BP Tanker Co Ltd, London
12/05/1959 Broken up
Comments: 12/05/1959: Arrived at Tamise for breaking up by Jos Boel & Fils SA


Above photo courtesy of John Crossland