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Name: BRITISH UNION
Type: Tanker
Launched: 26/09/1927
Completed: 11/1927
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1226
Dimensions: 10912dwt, 6987grt, 4163nrt, 440.1 x 57.0 x 33.9ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 6cyl (26.75 x 47.25ins), 3745bhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 149943
History:
11/1927 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
18/01/1941 Sank
Comments: 18/01/1941: Whilst requisitioned by the Admiralty & on a voyage from Gibraltar to
Curacao, she was captured & scuttled by the German raider KORMORAN.
Position NW of the Cape Verde Islands


Photo courtesy of Richard Cox