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Name: BRITISH SPLENDOUR
Type: Tanker
Launched: 20/11/1930
Completed: 02/1931
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 1004
Dimensions: 7138grt, 4172nrt, 441.2 x 59.7 x 33.0ft
Engines: Oil engine, 6cyl (23.5 x 91.25ins), 687nhp
Engines by: Wm Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 162546
History:
02/1931 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
07/04/1942 Sank
Comments: 07/04/1942: Sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat U552 in 35.07N - 75.19W
On a voyage from Houston via Halifax for UK with a cargo of benzine