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Name: BURMAH SAPPHIRE
Type: Tanker
Launched: 01/04/1953
Completed: 08/1953
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1821
Dimensions: 6231grt, 3345nrt, 434.2 x 56.2 x 31.1ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, 4cyl (600 x 2320mm), 700mn
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 185941
History:
08/1953 Burmah Oil Co (Tankers) Ltd, London
07/11/1961 Broken up
Comments: 10/09/1961: Suffered collision damage
07/11/1961: Arrived at Hong Kong for breaking up by Four Seas Enterprise