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Velutina (launched 1950)

The Velutina was a tanker built at the Wallsend yard of Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd.[1] The Velutina was launched by Princess Margaret on the 4th April, 1950. At that time it was reputedly Britain's largest tanker.[2] The oil tanker was used by Shell, until it was finally broken up in 1971.

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Princess Launches Britain's Biggest Tanker (1950)

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Selected Originals - Princess Margaret Launches Oil Tanker (1950)

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- Profile of the ship, with photos, on the Tyne Built Ships Website, by George Robinson and David Waller.

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Swan Hunter
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Swan Hunter
- Overview History Swan Hunter was one of the best known shipbuilding companies in the world, founded in 1880 and based in Wallsend, by the River Tyne. After a merger with …


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