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Name: CARDITA
Type: Tanker
Launched: 28/05/1931
Completed: 09/1931
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1453
Dimensions: 8237grt, 4821nrt, 451.3 x 62.0 x 34.0ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 4SCSA, 6cyl (24.8 x 43.3ins), 714nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Reg Number: 162633
History:
09/1931 Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London
31/12/1944 Sank
Comments: 31/12/1944: Torpedoed by U-Boat U87, 250 miles SW of the Faroes at 59.18N - 12.50W
03/01/1945: Sank in position 59.42N - 11.58W
On a voyage from Curacao via Halifax to Shellhaven with gasolene and white spirit


Above photo courtesy of Photoship