british British Tanker Co. Ltd. (Bp) SS British Commander [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion steam turbine
date built 1922
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 6896  grt
dimensions 134.1 x 17.4 x 10.4 m
material steel
engine 1 steam turbine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 643  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 282
IMO/Off. no. 146652
call sign
GJKV  
GJKV
about the loss
cause lost gunfire - shelled
other reasons scuttled
date lost 27/08/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
builder
Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Dundee
owner
British Tanker Co. Ltd. (Bp), London
captain John Thornton
no. of crew 46
about the wreck
depth (m.) 2000 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
updates
entered by Vleggeert Nico
entered 17/05/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 09/11/2013
 
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[1] Lettens Jan06/02/2009
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Vleggeert Nico27/03/2009The British tanker British Commander was intercepted by German auxiliary cruiser Pinguin and sunk by gunfire S of Madagascar. Crew of 46 taken on board Pinguin as prisoners of war.
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
Lettens Jan13/07/2011SMS PINGUIN VICTIMS

The German raider Pinguin managed to sink/take as prize the following allied ships:


Sunk by mines

Millimumul, Nimbin, Cambridge and City of Rayville (the latter 2 sunk by mines laid by Passat, the captured Norwegian Storstad).

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