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San Joaquin

1913 Tanker (steam)

Buildingyard: James Laing & Sons Ltd., Sunderland/ UK

Built year: 1913

Yard no: 644


Tonnage: GRT: 6987/ NET: 4421/ TDW: 10360

Dims: LOA: 425,5/ BR: 57,1/ DR: 33,1ft


Machinery : 3-cyl triple exp steam engine by George Clark Ltd., Sunderland

BHP/ IHP: 2250

Speed: 10,00 knots


First tanker in the WW-fleet


14.11.1913: Launched 

21.12.1913: Completed. Price paid: NOK 1.862.527,65

06.06.1929: Sold to A/S Hektor (N. Bugge), Tønsberg. Renamed MELVILLE

00.00.1935: Sold to Hellenic Tramp S.S. Co. Ltd. (Iossifoglu), Greece. Renamed IOLCOS

00.00.1937: Sold to Finchley S.S. Co.Ltd. (J.N. Vassiliou), London. Renamed WOODFORD

01.09.1937: Torpedoed and sunk 24 miles off Benicarlo, Spain, by the Italian submarine DIASPRO during the Spanish Civil War.

                     On passage from Constanza to Valencia. The vessel had a cargo of fueloil                   

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