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Name: CADILLAC
Type: Tanker
Launched: 18/09/1917
Completed: 12/1917
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 848
Dimensions: 11106grt, 6903nrt, 530.2 x 66.3 x 33.8ft
Engines: Q4cyl (28.5, 41, 58 & 84 x 54ins), 793nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 140703
History:
12/1917 Anglo-American Oil Co Ltd, Newcastle
01/03/1941 Sank
Comments: 1930: Cargo tank section renewed at Palmer's Hebburn Dry Dock. No increase in length
27/03/1930: New 350.0ft cargo section launched by Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
01/03/1941: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U552, 200 miles SW of Faroe Islands
On a voyage from Aruba to Avonmouth with a cargo of aviation spirit


Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo, showing CADILLAC leaving dock with new cargo section, is copyright of South Tyneside Council
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