British Loyalty


British Loyalty was a steam tanker built by Palmers Shipbuiding & Iron Company in England, and was launched in 1928 for British Tanker Company in London. She was during World War Two torpedoed twice, first by a Japanese midget submarine launched by  I-16 in May 1942, then again by the German uboat U-183 that operated in Asian waters 9. March 1944 while sha laid at anchor outside the Maldives. Heavily damaged she was towed and laid up in the lagoon where she laid in-active for the rest of the war. She was scuttled by the British forces 15. January 1946, and rest today on her port side on a depth of 15 to 32 meter outside Gaukendi Beach. Also see the wreck of Maldive Victory.

Former names:
British Loyalty

134,4 x 17,4 x 10,3 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
6993 grt
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne ( UK ) 1928
London ( UK )

0°38'38.5"S 73°06'59.6"E

Last updated: August 2020