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Name: EMPIRE NEPTUNE
Type: Tanker
Launched: 13/04/1945
Completed: 08/1945
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 666
Dimensions: 12000dwt, 8285grt, 4755nrt, 465.0 x 59.0 x 33.8ft
Engines: Oil engine, 4SCSA, 8cyl (25.5 x 55.5ins), 502mn
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 180222
History:
08/1945 Ministry of War Transport (Eagle Oil & Shipping Co Ltd, managers), London
1946 Eagle Oil & Shipping Co Ltd, South Shields; renamed SAN VIRGILIO
03/12/1958 Broken up
Comments: 03/12/1958: Broken up at Hong Kong by Dah Chong Hong


Above photo as EMPIRE NEPTUNE copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo as EMPIRE NEPTUNE courtesy of Hawthorn Leslie & Co

Above photo as SAN VIRGILIO courtesy of Photoship