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Name: BRITISH STRENGTH
Type: Tanker
Launched: 17/02/1931
Completed: 04/1931
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 1005
Dimensions: 11095dwt, 7139grt, 4169nrt, 441.2 x 59.7 x 33.0ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, Doxford type, 4cyl (23.5 x 91.25), 687nhp, 2250bhp
Engines by: Richardsons, Westgarth & Co Ltd, Hartlepool
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 162575
History:
04/1931 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
15/03/1941 Sunk
Comments: 15/03/1941: Sunk by gunfire from German battlecruiser SCHARNHORST
Position 1000miles west of Nova Scotia, on voyage from London to Aruba in ballast
Captain & 2 radio officers killed and 44 crew taken prisoner
This was Palmers' last build at the Hebburn Yard


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair