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Name: SAN PATRICIO
Type: Tanker
Launched: 15/02/1915
Completed: 01/05/1915
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 857
Dimensions: 12092grt, 7578nrt, 530.0 x 66.6 x 33.4ft
Engines: Q4cyl (28.5, 41, 58 & 84 x 54ins), 790nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 139006
History:
12/05/1915 Eagle Oil Transport Co Ltd, London
1929 Southern Whaling & Sealing Co Ltd, Dunedin; renamed SOUTHERN PRINCESS
1938 Registered at London
1940 The South Georgia Co Ltd, London
17/03/1943 Sank
Comments: 03/05/1917: Damaged by torpedo from German U-Boat UC65. Subsequently repaired
1929: Converted into a whale factory ship
17/03/1943: Sunk off Newfoundland by a torpedo from German U-Boat U600
On a voyage from New York to the Clyde
She was carrying a cargo of oil, locomotives, landing craft and 26 passengers
4 people died, but 96 survived


Above photo as SAN PATRICIO is courtesy of Clive Ketley

Above photo as SOUTHERN PRINCESS is courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo as SOUTHERN PRINCESS is courtesy of Kevin Blair