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Name: F A TAMPLIN
Type: Tanker
Launched: 06/11/1912
Completed: 12/1912
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 824
Dimensions: 3999grt, 2429nrt, 350.0 x 47.5 x 27.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 41 & 66 x 45ins), 346nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 135167
History:
12/1912 FA Tamplin SS Co Ltd (TW Tamplin & Co), London
1920 Meade-King, Robinson & Co Ltd, London
1921 Soc Anon d'Armement, d'Industrie et de Commerce, Antwerp
1921 Renamed ARMINCO
1930 Soc Italiana Trasporti Petroliferi, Genoa; renamed LUCIFERO
1933 Societa Petrolifera Esercizi Marittimi, Genoa
1941 Petroleos Mexicanos SA, Tampico; renamed POTRERO DEL LLANO
14/05/1942 Sank
Comments: 06/1940: Interned at Tampico
12/1941: Seized by the Government of Mexico
14/05/1942: Torpedoed and sunk by U-Boat U564 in 25.35N - 80.06W
On a voyage from Tampico to New York with a cargo of diesel oil


Above photo shows POTRERO DEL LLANO after the torpedo attack. Photo copyright of J Rohwer, War at Sea