british British Tanker Co. Ltd. (Bp) SS British Inventor [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion steam
date built 1926
live live
weight (tons) 7100 
dimensions 131 x 17.7 x 10.4 m
material steel
engine 3 cyl. triple expansion
power 567  h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 959
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 13/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
British Tanker Co. Ltd. (Bp), London
no. of crew 40
about the wreck
status broken in several pieces
depth (m.) 20 max. / -- min. (m)
position on seabed upright
visibility average
current normal
protected no
war grave no
[1] Lockett Graham
[2] Nacsac
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entered 01/02/2005
last update Allen Tony
last update 14/09/2011
[1] Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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There are two other pieces of this wreck, nearer to the coast. Good visibility.

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Allen Tony26/06/2007British Inventor SS was on route to Abadan when she hit a mine. Only the bow part sand and the remainder was towed away for repair.
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About Builders
 Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Original founders: Brothers Charles Mark and George Palmer from Jarrow, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. - - - Charles Palmer established a yard at Jarrow in 1851 and built its first iron collier 'The John Bowes' in the following year. It was the first ever sea-going screw collier and was built for shipping coal to London.
Palmers were also famed for building the first rolled armour plates for warships in 1854.

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