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Name: SAN ALVARO
Type: Tanker
Launched: 17/01/1935
Completed: 03/1935
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1493
Dimensions: 7385grt, 4412nrt, 446.0 x 60.3 x 32.0ft
Engines: Oil engine, 4SCSA, 8cyl (25.5 x 55.125ins), 502nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 163582
History:
03/1935 Eagle Oil & Shipping Co Ltd, London
23/02/1944 Sank
Comments: 23/02/1944: Torpedoed by U-Boat U510. She caught fire & was abandoned
She was then scuttled by gunfire & depth charges from an escorting warship
In position 13.46N - 48.55E, 200 miles SW of Aden
On a voyage from Abadan to Aden & Suez