British Endurance

iain48
26th December 2005, 15:28
My dad was on British Endurance in 1948 when I was born, does anyone have any details or photos.

R58484956
26th December 2005, 16:57
British Endurance, 8406 tons built 1936 by Swan Hunter & Wigan Richardson @ Newcastle. 466.3 x 61.9 x 33.9. ! 4 cylinder Doxford diesel engine 2s csa.
DF, ESD,Radar. Code flags MLZM. Carrying petroleum in bulk. Owned by British Tanker Co; Registered in London. British flag.
Go to www.warsailors.com and when in site click on ships list/convoys HXL49. where she is mentioned in a convoy.

Gulpers
26th December 2005, 20:19
iain48,
Just had a quick look for a picture of BRITISH ENDURANCE. All I've found so far is a shot of a model which you can look at here; http://www.steelnavy.com/images/1250ReaderModels/London2034BrEndurance1936.JPG (Thumb)

zelo1954
26th December 2005, 20:32
My dad was on British Endurance in 1948 when I was born, does anyone have any details or photos.

Photo from the web enclosed. Cannot give a ref.

iain48
27th December 2005, 19:16
Many thanks for replies on British Endurance, does anyone know if she was sold on, or where and when broken up. Iain

Gulpers
27th December 2005, 19:46
iain48,

Don't know where, but she was apparently scrapped in 1959. See entry 467 in this list:
http://www.rapidttp.co.za/museum/jmmc/jmmcb.html (Thumb)

John_F
22nd January 2006, 22:18
Many thanks for replies on British Endurance, does anyone know if she was sold on, or where and when broken up. Iain
Iain,
Just to tidy things up - the Endurance was completed by Swan Hunter in October 1936. In February 1959 she was sold to Louis Worms of Holland & renamed Redwijs II. In August 1959 she went for scrap to Yawata, Japan.
Will scan another photo of her tomorrow & post as a thumbnail to this thread.
Regards,
John.

John_F
23rd January 2006, 10:51
Iain,
As promised, another photo of the Endurance, courtesy of Norman Middlemiss: The British Tankers.
Kind regards,
John F.

iain48
25th January 2006, 14:44
Thanks for all British Endurance info. Iain