british Eagle Oil & Shipping Co. Ltd., Eagle Tanker Co. MV San Victorio (+1942)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1942
is nickname no
weight (tons) 8136  grt
dimensions 146.3 x 18.6 x 10.1 m
material steel
engine 1 diesel engine, single shaft, 1 screw
armament armed merchantship
power 502  n.h.p.
speed 12  knots
yard no. 66
IMO/Off. no. 168274
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about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 17/05/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.52rank: 589
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Blythswood Shipbuilding Co., Scotstoun
engine by
Kincaid John G. & Co., Greenock
Eagle Oil & Shipping Co. Ltd., Eagle Tanker Co., London
captain Perry, Sidney
complement 7
no. of crew 44
no. of passengers 1
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entered 19/05/2008
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Claes Johnny19/05/2008
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Allen Tony10/03/2009The motor tanker San Victorio MV, Capt. S. Perry, left Aruba on May 15th, 1942, for Freetown and the U.K. with 12,000 tons of benzine and paraffin. At 12.15 a.m. on the 17th she was torpedoed twice by a German submarine and caught fire. Only five men got away from the ship and of these one man was picked up after 16 hours in the water.
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
Claes Johnny19/05/2008At 02.17 hours on 17 May, 1942, the unescorted San Victorio (Master Sidney Perry), on her maiden voyage, was hit by two torpedoes from U-155 and sank southwest of Grenada. The tanker had been spotted at 00.33 hours and missed by a first torpedo at 01.14 hours. The U-boat had to crash dive 10 minutes after the hits because a flying boat was sighted. The master, 43 crew members, seven gunners and one passenger were lost.

The sole survivor, gunner Anthony Ryan, was picked up by the American patrol yacht USS Turquoise (PY 18) and landed at Trinidad.
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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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 Kincaid John G. & Co., Greenock
Clark Kincaid Co. Greenock, was originaljy John G. Kincaids Co. Ltd. (Marine Engineers)
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