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Name: BRITISH THRIFT
Type: Tanker
Launched: 14/06/1928
Completed: 09/1928
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1256
Dimensions: 707grt, 254nrt, 185.3 x 31.6 x 11.2ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 4cyl (16.5 x 28.5ins), 191nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 143992
History:
09/1928 British Tanker Co Ltd, Swansea
1935 Renamed THRIFTIE
1936 Managers Shell-Mex & BP Ltd; renamed SHELBRIT 2
1943 Shell-Mex & BP Ltd, Swansea
1952 Renamed SHELL LOADER
1961 Hellenic Shipyards Co Ltd, Piraeus; renamed AMPHITRITE
1963 Express Argosaronikos, Piraeus
05/1985 Broken up
Comments: 05/1985: Broken up at Salamina, completed 09/1985


Above photo as SHELL LOADER courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as AMPHITRITE copyright of Peter Davey