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British Renown
British Renown
One of 10 11,000 DWT new tankers ordered from Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd. Sunderland after WWI. Yard No. 700, 10,950 DWT, powered by a 4-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. Doxford type oil engine manufactured by Richardsons, Westgarth & Co. Ltd., Hartlepool, 3,210 bhp. Completed in April 1928. On 21.4.1941 she was damaged by bombs 3 miles SE of Dartmouth. 20.11.1942 both the Renown and her larger (12,400 DWT) and brand new sister British Promise were hit by torpedoes from the same salvo fired by U518 at convoy ON 145 in which they were travelling at a position 200 miles S of Newfoundland. Fortuately both were in ballast and managed to reach Newfoundland on the 22nd November under their own steam, Both vessels were repaired and re-joined the war, the Renown going on to take part in "Operation Overlord", the invasion of Europe, one of 6 BTC ships involved. She continued in service with the company until July 1954 when she was sold to the British Iron & Steel Corp. and arrived at Port Glasgow for demolition.

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Aggiunta il 23/04/2007
Dimensioni 900 x 513
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