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British Crown.
Suffered explosion with the loss of 19 officers and crew 53 years ago today, August 20th, whilst loading crude at Umm Said, Qatar.
In Memoriam.
· Date: Tue, 20 August 19 · Views: 243
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BillH
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Sun, 1 September 19 07:16

BRITISH CROWN (1952 - 1966)
O.N. 184648. 18,570g. 11,252n. 28,598d. 619.5 x 81.3 x 44.7 feet.
Two, steam turbines by the shipbuilder, double reduction geared to a single screw shaft. 13,750shp.
14.6.1952: Launched by Cammell, Laird & Company Ltd., Birkenhead (Yard No. 1208) for the British Tanker Company Ltd.
13.6.1952: Registered at London.
7.1952: Completed.
1.6.1956: Owners renamed BP Tanker Company Ltd.
20.8.1966: Sustained explosion and fire damage whilst loading at Umm Said.
3.11.1966: Declared a CTL., the forepart having sunk.
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