greek SS San Gabriel (+1940)
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general
nationality greek
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1920
status
lifted lifted
details
weight (tons) 4943  grt
dimensions 117.9 x 15.9 x 8.2 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw, 3082 nrt
power 502  n.h.p.
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 11
call sign
SWBF  
SWBF
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 30/08/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.2rank: 667
about people
builder
Downey Shipbuilding, Corp., New York
engine by
Downey Shipbuilding, Corp., New York
last owner
[1]Coulouthros, Andros
SS San Gabriel (+1940)
period 1940 ~ 1940
call sign: 
SWBF
prev. owners
[2]Pacific-Atlantic SS Co. - States SS Co., Portland (Oregon)
SS San Gabriel
period 1929 ~ 1940
[3]American-Hawaiian S. S. Co. Inc., New York
SS Georgian
period 1921 ~ 1929
[4]Coastwise Transportation Co. - John S. Crowley, Boston (US)
SS Clarksburg
period 1920 ~ 1921
captain Komninakis, Emmanuel
no. of crew 24
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updates
entered by Allen Tony
entered 24/04/2006
last update Siert Ingo
last update 28/02/2013
 
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Allen Tony26/06/2007
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Siert Ingo28/02/2013Ship was towed by HMS THAMES into the river Clyde and beached near Cardross. Declared as total loss and possibly broken up. Ship was owned by several Greek limited partners
Allen Tony26/06/2007San Gabriel was a Greek steam freighter built in 1920. She was on route from LIVERPOOL for ST VINCENT C.V and BUENOS AIRES in ballast when she was torpedoed by U-59. 2 crew lost from a total crew 24.

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About Builders
 Downey Shipbuilding, Corp., New York
Wallace Downey started this shipyard after selling his yard on Shooters Island. A former steel fabrication plant called Milliken Brothers, it was on Staten Island.
 
 
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