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Name: BRITISH SCIENCE
Type: Tanker
Launched: 21/10/1930
Completed: 01/1931
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 1003
Dimensions: 11082dwt, 7138grt, 4172nrt, 441.2 x 59.7 x 33.0ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 4cyl (23.5 x 91.25ins), 687nhp, 2250bhp
Engines by: Wm Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 162532
History:
01/1931 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
18/04/1941 Sank
Comments: 18/04/1941: Torpedoed & sunk by German aircraft 50 miles NE of Cape Spanda, Crete
On a voyage from Haifa to Piraeus with a cargo of benzine, kerosene & gas oil


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo courtesy of Queensland Maritime Museum, Australia