British Virtue

Vessel name on Arrival: British Virtue

Original Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigan Richardson - Low Walker Yard

Original Yard No: 1762

Official Number: 180567

Vessel Type: tanker

GRT: 8553

Year Built: 1944

Arrival Date: 03/05/1962

Breakup Started: 09/05/1962

Date First Beached: 08/11/1962

Date Breakup Completed: 25/04/1963

Draught For’d: 11' 0"

Draught Aft: 14' 0"

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Other Information:

 

Crude Oil Carrier for the British Tanker Company Limited of London

 

12-03-1945  :  Launched

01-06-1945  :  Completed

 

Tonnages  :   8,553 tons GRT            12,465 tons DWT

 

Dimensions  :   148.2 metres   x   17.9 metres

 

Propulsion  :   4-Cyl 2-Stroke CSA Doxford type oil engine manufactured by the Builder

 

Output and Speed  :   3,435 BHP  /  11.5 knots

 

 

18-06-1958  :   Vessel arrived at Barry, Wales, for laying up

16-07-1961  :   Vessel arrived at Cardiff to undergo preparation for proceeding for demolition

04-05-1962  :   Vessel arrived under tow at West of Scotland Shipbreakers of Troon, South Ayrshire