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Name: SAN ZEFERINO
Type: Tanker
Launched: 12/02/1914
Completed: 03/1914
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 831
Dimensions: 6430grt, 4054nrt, 420.1 x 54.6 x 32.4ft
Engines: Q4cyl (24, 35, 50.5 & 73 x 51ins), 554nhp; (1915: T3cyl (27, 44 & 73 x 48ins), 510nhp)
Engines by: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd; (1915: Same engine builder)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 136653
History:
03/1914 Eagle Oil Transport Co Ltd, London
1930 Eagle Oil & Shipping Co Ltd, London
1937 Oilfuel Depots (Gibraltar) Ltd, London
1939 Shell Company of Gibraltar Ltd, London
1945 Renamed KATELYSIA
02/02/1951 Broken up
Comments: 18/09/1915: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat UC6 off Deal
Subsequently raised and returned to service with a new engine
1937: Used as a depot ship at Gibraltar
02/02/1951: Arrived at Blyth for breaking by Hughes Bolckow Shipbreaking Ltd


Above photos as SAN ZEFERINO courtesy of Clive Ketley