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Name Official number Flag IMO
DARKDALE  165991  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1940  23/07/1940  11/1940 
Vessel type Vessel description
Tanker Oil  Steel Motor Vessel  
Builder Yard Yard no
Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow   61 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
8145 grt / 4743 nrt / 463.2 ft  61.2 ft  33.1 ft   
Engine builder J G Kincaid & Co. Ltd., Greenock
Engine detail
Oil 4SCSA 6cyl(19.125 & 59.1ins), B&W type, 2450bhp 

First owner First port of register Registration date
The Admiralty, London  London  14/11/1940 
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
Vessel history

Launched as EMPIRE OIL for Ministry of Shipping, intended managers The British Tanker Co. Ltd.

02/1941 completed for the Admiralty

End year Fate / Status
1941  Torpedoed 22/10/1941 
Disposal Detail
Torpedoed, exploded and sunk by U.68 when anchored in St. Helena Roads, off Ascension Island.  


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