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Name: BRITISH GRENADIER
Type: Tanker
Launched: 14/02/1922
Completed: 07/1922
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1126
Dimensions: 10750dwt, 6888grt, 4078nrt, 440.0 x 57.0 x 33.7ft
Engines: 2 x steam turbines, DR geared, 3025shp
Engines by: Metropolitan-Vickers Electric Co Ltd, Manchester
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 146591
History:
07/1922 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
22/05/1941 Sank
Comments: 22/05/1941: Sunk by torpedo from U-Boat U103, 150 miles west of Monrovia
On a voyage from Freetown to Aruba & Curacao


Photo courtesy of AJ Hawker