british Eagle Oil & Shipping Co. Ltd., Eagle Tanker Co. SS San Dunstano [+1929]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion steam
date built 1912
is nickname no
weight (tons) 6238  grt
dimensions 128.1 x 16.6 x 9.4 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine
power 486  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 874
IMO/Off. no. 132743
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about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 13/10/1929  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
Eagle Oil & Shipping Co. Ltd., Eagle Tanker Co., London
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last update Allen Tony
last update 17/09/2013
Lettens Jan12/10/2010
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Lockett Graham24/03/2012The SAN DUNSTANO was the first ship built for the Eagle Oil tanker fleet which was foundered in 1912 by Weetman Pearson. The SAN DUNSTANO had something of an illustrious career, having fought an heroic action against a U-boat in 1916 off Ushant and had been badly damaged by a torpedo in 1917. She met her end striking a submerged object, thought to have been the wreck of an old barge, while approaching Tampico harbour with a pilot on board.
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 Lucas W E, Eagle Fleet
Allen Tony13/10/2011The British tanker San Dunstano SS was wrecked at the entrance to Tampico on October 13th, 1929. She had a cargo of crude oil and was on route from Puerto, Mexico for Tampico.
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam

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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.
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 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
From: Janes Fighting Ships 1919

SWAN. HUNTER & WIGHAM RICHARDSON, LTD. (WALLSEND-ON-TYNE), Twenty-one building berths, fifteen of which are served by overhead electric cranes. Four berths covered in. Employees : about 8000. Annual gross shipbuilding capacity (1918) : 150,000 tons. Engine works : 100,000 H.P. output per year.

The dry docks dept, includes a large repairing yard with two graving docks and two floating docks. Engine works have developed the Neptune and Polar marine oil engines. Total area of works : 78 acres. Water frontage : 4000 ft. Shipyard also at Southwick-on-Wear, with three building berths. Allied firms are the Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co., Ltd.. Wallsend ; Barclay. Curle & Co., Ltd., of Whiteinch, Govan. Elderslie and Glasgow.

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