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Name: BRITISH SPLENDOUR
Type: Tanker
Launched: 16/08/1950
Completed: 12/1950
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1789
Dimensions: 11233grt, 6462nrt, 16145dwt, 547.0 x 69.8 x 30.0ft
Engines: Oil engine, Doxford type, 2SA, 6cyl (670 x 2320mm)
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 184335
History:
12/1950 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
1955 BP Tanker Co Ltd, London
26/03/1972 Broken up
Comments: 26/03/1972: Arrived at Santander for breaking up by Recuperaciones Submarinas


Above photo copyright of M Downes

Above photo copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo copyright of Reg Wilson