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Name: BRITISH VISCOUNT
Type: Tanker
Launched: 24/01/1921
Completed: 06/1921
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1112
Dimensions: 10924dwt, 6895grt, 4091nrt, 440.0 x 57.0 x 33.7ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, DR geared, 3220hp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 145236
History:
06/1921 British Tanker Co Ltd, London
03/04/1941 Sank
Comments: 03/04/1941: Sunk by torpedo from U-Boat U73, with the lossof 28 crew
Part of convoy SC26 & on voyage from Curacao to Scapa Flow


Photo courtesy of Richard Cox

Photo courtesy of John Crossland