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Name: EMPIRE TESDALE
Type: Tanker
Launched: 22/10/1945
Completed: 05/1946
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1844
Dimensions: 980grt, 533nrt, 988dwt, 201.2 x 34.2 x 13.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (13.5, 22.75 & 38 x 27), 145nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co (1938) Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 169212
History:
05/1946 Ministry of Transport (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd), Newcastle
1946 Burmah Oil Co (Tankers) Ltd, Rangoon; renamed BEME
1948 Burmah Oil Co (Burma Trading) Ltd, London & Rangoon
1963 The Burma Oil Co (1954) Ltd (Govt of Burma), Rangoon
1964 The People's Oil Industry, Rangoon; renamed YENAN
1965 Burma Ports Corporation, Rangoon
01/07/1980 Broken up
Comments: 01/07/1980: Breaking up commenced at Sinmalaik Dockyard, Rangoon


Above photo as BEME courtesy of Photoship