british Eagle Oil & Shipping Co. Ltd., Eagle Tanker Co. SS San Florentino (+1941)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion steam
date built 1919
is nickname no
weight (tons) 12842  grt
dimensions 169.8 x 20.9 x 12.8 m
material steel
engine 3 steam turbines geared to 1 screwshaft.
armament armed merchantship
power 958  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 1029
IMO/Off. no. 143056
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about the loss
cause lost scuttled
other reasons torpedo
date lost 02/10/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.22rank: 632
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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
captain Davis, Robert William
complement 5
no. of crew 53
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Lettens Jan03/08/2012On October 2nd, 1941, US coast Guard cutter Campbell scuttles the irreparably damaged British tanker San Florentino (torpedoed by German submarine U-575 at 52°50'N, 34°40'W and 52°42'N, 34°51'W).
Allen Tony12/10/2007San Florentino SS was a British Steam Tanker built in 1919 and of 12,842 tons. On the 2nd Septemner 1941 when on route from Glasgow for CURACAO in ballast she was torpedoed and sunk by gunfire from U-94. 22 crew lost from a total of 58.
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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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