[14] [15] 35°04′N 75°11′W  /  35.07°N 75.19°W  / 35.07; -75.19  ( British Splendour Name with * * * means no photo, or ??? Saved by wetfoot001. British tanker; torpedoed by U-552 off the coast of Ocracoke Island. No page. May 8, 2019 - Tanker British Splendour 1931 Palmer Hebburn. Asia Destinations. Change of owner to BP Tanker Co Ltd 1956, change of name to Petrola VI and owner to Possidon Sg & Tdg Corp 1972, change of name to Petrola 6 1976. Robinson was in Silversandal, Vice Commodore was G. Gillander in Sicilian Prince.. Average speed - 8.11 knots. There ships were named with the prefix British, and this became the fleet naming convention. Name with ### means photo available on an external page. Passenger shipping –particularly coastal shipping– is an activity closely linked to the development of Greece since its liberation from the Ottoman Empire during the first half of the 19th century. The British Splendour was making its way from Houston, TX to ultimately meet a British bound convoy off of Nova Scotia and deliver 10,000 tons of gasoline. Explore. Tanker British Splendour 1931 Palmer Hebburn. The British Tanker Co. Ltd set up by APOC in 1915 and ordered 7 steam powered oil tankers from Armstrong Whitworth and Swan Hunter. British Tanker Company Limited was the maritime transport arm of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, the forerunner of BP.Formed in 1915 with an initial fleet of seven oil tankers, the British Tanker Company became the BP Tanker Company in 1955. October 2020. Taken to Barcelona 16 Feb 1977 for breaking by Desguaces Condal S.A., work began 4 Apr 1977 The MV British Splendour 1 was a tanker which was torpedoed and sunk on April 7, 1941 during World War II by German U-boat U-552. Travel Destinations. We also have a detailed page on the British motor tanker British Splendour. Aboard British Splendour when hit on 7 Apr 1942. Notes: Commodore D.S. The convoy had 49 ships from Halifax, 8 from Sydney and 3 from Wabana for a total of 60, 55 were present at arrival local rendezvous point July 27. BRITISH SPLENDOUR Type: Tanker Launched: 20/11/1930 Completed: 02/1931 Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd Yard: Hebburn Yard Number: 1004 Dimensions: 7138grt, 4172nrt, 441.2 x 59.7 x 33.0ft Engines: Oil engine, 6cyl (23.5 x 91.25ins), 687nhp Engines by: William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots Construction: As can be seen from the 2nd table above, the ship astern of British Security was indeed Rosewood. As the tanker approached the Hatteras area, its captain was quite of aware of the potential danger and was plotting his strategy to … BRITISH SPLENDOUR Type: Tanker Launched: 16/08/1950 Completed: 12/1950 Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd Yard: Wallsend Yard Number: 1789 Dimensions: 11233grt, 6462nrt, 16145dwt, 547.0 x 69.8 x 30.0ft Engines: Oil engine, Doxford type, 2SA, 6cyl (670 x 2320mm), 6400bhp Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart. This is a listing of people associated with this ship. British Splendour " Tanker W. ... got into the flames from the other tanker (British Security), and when she came out we noticed that she also was on fire, continuing to burn for 3 days". British Splendour British motor tanker. British Splendour 1931. Travel. Port Klang.. 13. Saved from tynebuiltships.co.uk. By 1919 the fleet consisted of 25 vessels of various kinds - some in fact being sailing ships. 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