british British Tanker Co. Ltd. (Bp) MV British Petrol (+1940)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1925
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 6891  grt
dimensions 138.2 x 17.4 x 8.3 m
material steel
engine 1 diesel engine
power  
speed 10  knots
yard no. 1196
about the loss
cause lost gunfire - shelled
date lost 14/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.2rank: 666
about people
builder
Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
owner
British Tanker Co. Ltd. (Bp), London
captain
no. of crew 46
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war grave
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 20/11/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 18/08/2012
 
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[1] Allen Tony14/09/2011
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Lettens Jan14/09/2011On June 13th, 1940, the tanker Britsh Petrol was shelled and sunk by the German auxiliary cruiser Widder. 2 were killed, 44 taken prisoner.
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 Jordan, Roger, The World's Merchant Fleets, 1939


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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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