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Name: SAN LORENZO
Type: Tanker
Launched: 27/12/1913
Completed: 02/1914
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 935
Dimensions: 9697grt, 9003nrt, 527.5 x 66.6 x 42.0ft
Engines: Q4cyl (28.5, 41, 58 & 84 x 54ins), 787nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 136639
History:
02/1914 Eagle Oil Transport Co Ltd, London
1928 A/S Ørnen (SL Christensen), Sandefjord; renamed OLE WEGGER
1932 Manager A/S Thor Dahl
1941 German Kriegsmarine
26/08/1944 Sank
Comments: 03/06/1917: Damaged by torpedo from U-Boat U54, but survived
1928: Converted to a whaling factory ship
19/01/1941: Captured by German auxiliary cruiser PINGUIN, 800 miles
east of South Georgia, in position 57.40S – 05.45W, whilst whaling
1941: Used as a base ship by the Kriegsmarine at Bordeaux
26/08/1944: Scuttled as a blockship at Rouen-Sahurs, River Seine
08/1945: Refloated
1947: Broken up at Gothenburg


Photo as SAN LORENZO courtesy of Clive Ketley

Photo as OLE WEGGER courtesy of George Robinson