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Name: BRITISH MOTORIST
Type: Tanker
Launched: 14/08/1924
Completed: 10/1924
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1162
Dimensions: 6891grt, 4103nrt, 440.2 x 57.0 x 33.8ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 8cyl (24 x 50ins), 796nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 148491
History:
10/1924 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
19/02/1942 Sank
Comments: 19/02/1942: Sank after being bombed at Port Darwin, Australia
1960: Fore & aft sections salvaged and towed to Japan for breaking up


Above photo copyright of Norman L Middlemiss