british Eagle Oil & Shipping Co. Ltd., Eagle Tanker Co. SS San Fraterno (+1927)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion steam
date built 1913
is nickname no
weight (tons) 11929  grt
dimensions 160.7 x 20.3 x 13 m
material steel
engine 1 x 4 cyl. Quadruple expansion, 1 screw
power 787  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 921
IMO/Off. no. 135208
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cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 29/07/1927  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
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Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co. Ltd, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Eagle Oil & Shipping Co. Ltd., Eagle Tanker Co., London
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Allen Tony28/03/2013The British tanker San Fraterno SS struck a rock and sank at Bonet Island, near Carlos Island, Strait of Magellan, on July 29th, 1927. She was on a voyage in ballast from Buenos Aires to Los Angeles.
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
Avec4329/08/201210.02.1917: torpillé par un sous-marin allemand, dut être échoué à l'île Inchkeith, Ecosse. 23.07.1927: En voyage de Buenos Aires à San Pedro, USA, heurta des rochers submergés près de l'île Carlos, Détroit de Magellan, et réussit à ancrer aux ilôts Bonete, mais le vent le fit dériver jusqu'à l'île Rupert où il s'échoua définitivement. L'équipage fut recueilli par le pétrolier Inverarder

10.02.1917: torpedoed by a German submarine, had to be stranded at Inchkeith Island, Scotland. 23.07.1927: In journey from Buenos Aires to San Pedro, USA, hit submerged rocks near the island Carlos, Strait of Magellan (Chile), managed to anchor at the islands Bonete, but the wind drifted her to Rupert island where she grounded permanently. The crew was rescued by the tanker Inverarder

10.02.1917: torpedeado por un submarino alemán, fue varado na isla Inchkeith, Escocia. 23.07.1927: En viaje desde Buenos Aires a San Pedro, EE.UU., chocó rocas sumergidas cerca de la isla Carlos y logró anclar en los islotes Bonete, pero el viento lo arrojó hasta la isla Rupert donde varó definitivamente. La tripulación fue rescatada por el petrolero Inverarder

10.02.1917: torpedeado por um submarino alemão, teve que ser encalhado na isla Inchkeith, Escócia. 23.07.1927: Em viagem de Buenos Aires para San Pedro, EUA, bateu rochas submersas próximo à ilha Carlos, Estreito de Magalhães, conseguiu ancorar nas ilhas Bonete, mas o vento o fez derivar até a ilha Rupert onde encalhou permanentemente. A tripulação foi resgatada pelo petroleiro Inverarder

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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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Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co. Ltd, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Originated in 1871.
1873. First compound engine built.
1874 "Engineering" added to title.
1881 New boiler making shop erected.
1897 540 ft Dry dock built.
1899 19 sets of engines built.
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