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Name: BRITISH INFLUENCE
Type: Tanker
Launched: 08/03/1939
Completed: 05/1939
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1594
Dimensions: 8431grt, 4930nrt, 466.3 x 61.9 x 33.9ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 4cyl (23.5 x 91.25in), 687nhp
Engines by: Wm Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 167227
History:
05/1939 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
14/12/1939 Sank
Comments: 14/12/1939: Sank after being shelled and torpedoed by U-Boat U29,
200 miles south west of Cork in position 49.43N - 12.49W
On a voyage from Abadan to Hull with a cargo of diesel & fuel oil