british British Tanker Co. Ltd. (Bp) MV British Influence [+1939]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built
status
live live
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weight (tons) 8431  grt
dimensions 142 x 18.9 x 10.4 m
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about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 14/09/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
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British Tanker Co. Ltd. (Bp), London
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 2050 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 11/05/2006
last update Allen Tony
last update 05/02/2008
 
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Allen Tony26/06/2007BRITISH INFLUENCE was a British Motor Tanker built in 1939 and owned by BRITISH TANKER CO LTD. She was on route from ABADAN for HULL carrying 1200 tons of disel and oil fuel when she was torpedoed and sunk by gunfire from U-29.
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About Builders
 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
From: Janes Fighting Ships 1919

SWAN. HUNTER & WIGHAM RICHARDSON, LTD. (WALLSEND-ON-TYNE), Twenty-one building berths, fifteen of which are served by overhead electric cranes. Four berths covered in. Employees : about 8000. Annual gross shipbuilding capacity (1918) : 150,000 tons. Engine works : 100,000 H.P. output per year.

The dry docks dept, includes a large repairing yard with two graving docks and two floating docks. Engine works have developed the Neptune and Polar marine oil engines. Total area of works : 78 acres. Water frontage : 4000 ft. Shipyard also at Southwick-on-Wear, with three building berths. Allied firms are the Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co., Ltd.. Wallsend ; Barclay. Curle & Co., Ltd., of Whiteinch, Govan. Elderslie and Glasgow.


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