british Eagle Oil & Shipping Co. Ltd., Eagle Tanker Co. SS Santa Amalia ? [+1917]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1906
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weight (tons) 4309  grt
dimensions 117.3 x 15.2 x 5.5 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
armament defensively armed
power 400  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 559
IMO/Off. no. 120949
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 28/12/1917  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.43rank: 601
about people
Russell & Co. Ltd., Greenock
engine by
Rowan David & Co., Glasgow
last owner
[1]Eagle Oil & Shipping Co. Ltd., Eagle Tanker Co., London
SS Santa Amalia ? [+1917]
period 1915 ~ 1917
IMO/Off. no.: 120949
prev. owners
[2]Chadwick Joseph & Sons, Liverpool
SS Drumlanrig
period 1906 ~ 1915
IMO/Off. no.: 120949
about the wreck
depth (m.) 110 max. / 100 min. (m)
orientation 135°
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Allen Tony26/04/2008Santa Amalia was a 4,306 grt defensively-armed British Merchant Steamer built in 1906 by Russell & Co, Port Glasgow, Yard No 559 for Joseph Chadwick & Son, Liverpool as the DRUMLANRIG SS. Engines by D. Rowan & Co. were a steam triple expansion engine. In 1915 she was purchased by Eagle Oil Co- fitted out as part tanker- and renamed SANTA AMALIA.

On the 28th December 1917 when 30 miles N by E ½ E from Malin Head, Ireland she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by German submarine U-19. 43 lives lost including Master.
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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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