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Name: SAN FLORENTINO
Type Tanker
Launched: 04/12/1918
Completed: 04/1919
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend Yard
Yard Number: 1029
Dimensions: 12842grt, 8108nrt, 530.4 x 68.6 x 42.0ft
Engines: 3 x steam turbines, DR geared, 958nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 143056
History:
04/1919 Eagle Oil Transport Co Ltd, London
1930 Company restyled as Eagle Oil & Shipping Co Ltd, London
02/10/1941 Sank
Comments: 02/10/1941:Torpedoed & sunk by gunfire from U-Boat U94.
Sunk 1000 miles SE of Greenland in position 52.42N-34.51W
On a voyage from Glasgow to Curacao in ballast
22 crew lost from a total of 56


Above photo courtesy of Clive Ketley