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Name: CAPULET
Type: Tanker
Launched: 08/12/1930
Completed: 11/1932
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1439
Dimensions: 8190grt, 5005nrt, 460.4 x 59.5 x 34.1ft
Engines: Oil engine, 4SCSA, 8cyl (29.125 x 59.1ins), 652nhp
Engines by: JG Kincaid & Co Ltd, Greenock
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 162337
History:
11/1932 Bear Creek Oil & Shipping Co Ltd (CT Bowring & Co Ltd), Liverpool
02/05/1941 Sank
Comments: 28/04/1941: Torpedoed by U-Boat U552 in 60.16N - 16.10W, abandoned on fire
On a voyage from Curacao via Halifax to Scapa Flow with a cargo of fuel oil
02/05/1941: Shelled, torpedoed & sunk by U201


Above photo courtesy of Clive Ketley