british Eagle Oil & Shipping Co. Ltd., Eagle Tanker Co. SS San Fabian (+1942)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion steam
date built 1922
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 13031  grt
dimensions 168.2 x 21.2 x 12.9 m
material steel
engine 3 steam turbines geared to 1 screwshaft
armament armed merchantship
power 978  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 913
IMO/Off. no. 146560
call sign
GPWJ  
GPWJ
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 27/08/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.26rank: 623
about people
builder
Armstrong W. G. & Whitworth Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
engine by
Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co. Ltd, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
owner
Eagle Oil & Shipping Co. Ltd., Eagle Tanker Co., London
captain Emmot, Lloyd Guy
complement 4
no. of crew 55
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entered 21/01/2008
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Allen Tony03/05/2009San Fabian SS was a British Steam Tanker of 13,031 tons built in 1922. On the 27th August 1942 when on route from CURACAO for KEY WEST & UK carrying a cargo of 18000 tons of fuel oil she was torpedoed by German submarine U-511 and sunk. 26 crew lost from a total of 59.
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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.
 
About Builders
 Armstrong W. G. & Whitworth Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
The company was a major British manufacturing company of the early years of the 20th century. Armstrong Whitworth engaged in the construction of armaments, ships, locomotives, automobiles, and aircraft.

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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