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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:
01/05/1915 Eagle Oil Transport Co, London
12/04/1905 Southern Whaling & Sealing Co; renamed SOUTHERN PRINCESS
17/03/1943 Sank
Comments: 03/05/1917: Damaged by torpedo from German U-Boat UC65. Repaired
1929: Converted into a whale factory ship
17/03/1943: Sunk off Newfoundland by torpedo from German U-Boat U600
She was carrying a cargo of oil, locomotives, landing craft and 26 passengers
4 people died, but 96 survived


Photo as SAN PATRICIO courtesy of Clive Ketley

Above photos as SOUTHERN PRINCESS courtesy of Kevin Blair