british Anglo-American Oil Co. Ltd. SS Saranac [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion steam
date built 1918
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 12049  grt
dimensions 161.5 x 20.1 x 12.5 m
material steel
engine Quadruple expansion
power 793  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 863
call sign
GQDY  
GQDY
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 25/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.4rank: 663
about people
builder
Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
engine by
Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
owner
Anglo-American Oil Co. Ltd., London
captain Alcock, Vernon Horace
no. of crew 44
about the wreck
depth (m.) 4700 max. / -- min. (m)
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war grave
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last update 12/06/2012
 
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Saranac was a British steam tanker of 12049 tons and built in 1918 and owned by ANGLO-AMERICAN OIL CO LTD. On the 25th June 1940 when on route from SOUTHHAMPTON for ARUBA in ballast she was torpedoed by U-51 and sunk. 4 crew missing from a total crew of 44.

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About Builders
 Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Original founders: Brothers Charles Mark and George Palmer from Jarrow, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. - - - Charles Palmer established a yard at Jarrow in 1851 and built its first iron collier 'The John Bowes' in the following year. It was the first ever sea-going screw collier and was built for shipping coal to London.
Palmers were also famed for building the first rolled armour plates for warships in 1854.


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