british Eagle Oil & Shipping Co. Ltd., Eagle Tanker Co. San Tiburcio [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion steam
date built 1921
is nickname no
live live
weight (tons) 8266  grt
dimensions 130.5 x 16.3 x 9.5 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine
power 544  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 29
IMO/Off. no. 145221
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about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 04/05/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
Standard Shipbuilding Corp., Shooter´s Island, New York
engine by
Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Chester (Pa)
Eagle Oil & Shipping Co. Ltd., Eagle Tanker Co., London
captain Finn, Walter Frederick
no. of crew 40
about the wreck
depth (m.) 40 max. / -- min. (m)
war grave
entered by Allen Tony
entered 26/06/2007
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 18/09/2013
[1] Jan Lettens01/10/2009
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Allen Tony26/06/2007

The wreck is broken in two with the bow section (more intact) lying with the bows pointing south. The break occurs just aft of the central cabins which offer 3 intact baths and the skeletons of several rooms. The lower cabins are intact but heavily silted. The decking and hull are intact and extend for around 50m to the striking bows with anchors still hanging. The stern section is less frequentlydived and more broken up and lies with the stern more or less pointing east.

The stern section is known to contain shells (as at July 97) from the gun that was present. The stern lies around 30m from the bow section and is often linked by a line from the rear port area of the bow section. The wreck is often buoyed (usually the bow section). Visibility ranges from 0m to 15m+ on a good day.

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Allen Tony26/06/2007San Tiburcio; Type : Coastal tanker Built : 1921; Shipyard : Standard Ship Building Corp. Shooters Island, New York Hull material : steel
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About Owners
Eagle Oil & Shipping Co. Ltd., Eagle Tanker Co., London

Eagle Oil and Shipping Co. was merged into Shell International Petroleum Company in 1959. In 1960 the Eagle funnel colours were replaced by those of Shell Tankers Ltd.
About Builders
 Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Chester (Pa)
Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company (Sun Ship) was developed by Sun Oil in 1916 as a tanker builder and was in continuous operation throughout the lean inter-war years. At the beginning of the WWII emergency, its 8 ways were increased to 20 with $28mm from the USMC, and later to 28, making it the single largest shipyard in the country. At its peak it employed more than 40,000 people, organized in four adjacent yards. The most northerly of the four, known as the #4 Yard, was manned almost exclusively by African-American workers. After the war, the South Yard and the #4 Yard were sold for industrial development and Sun continued as a merchant shipbuilder in the Central and North Yards. It was sold to Pennsylvania Shipbuilding (Penn Ship) in 1982, but closed in 1989. The North Yard is now Penn Terminals, a very successful independent cargo terminal: this was the first U.S. port facility to employ Boilermaker labor, a move that was so successful that Local 802 now also works Horizon Terminals, im Philly. The Central Yard site has been sold or leased for multiple uses: the south end is now part of neighboring Kimberly-Clark (formerly Scott Paper), the parking lot to the east of Morton Avenue is now a state penitentiary and the big floating dry-dock is now in Galveston; the remainder of the Central Yard is now Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack.

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