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Name: BRITISH OFFICER
Type: Tanker
Launched: 14/03/1922
Completed: 09/1922
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 934
Dimensions: 10822dwt, 6990grt, 4083nrt, 440.2 x 57.1 x 33.8ft
Engines: 2 x steam turbines, DR Geared, 654nhp
Engines by: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 146646
History:
09/1922 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
12/12/1940 Sank
Comments: 01/12/1940: Exploded a mine 0.5 miles from River Tyne & beached to prevent sinking
12/12/1940: Wreck broke in two & stern sank. Bow subsequently demolished
On a voyage from Sheerness to the River Tyne


Above photo courtesy of AJ Hawker

Above photo courtesy of Ray Perry

Above photo courtesy of John Crossland