British Motor tanker
|Completed||1939 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Govan, Glasgow|
|Owner||Eagle Oil & Shipping Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||9 Aug 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-155 (Adolf Cornelius Piening)|
|Position||7° 22'N, 54° 08'W - Grid EO 6134|
|Complement||48 (40 dead and 8 survivors).|
|Route||Curaçao (29 Jul) - Trinidad (6 Aug) - Table Bay - Suez|
|Cargo||11,286 tons of aviation spirit|
|History||Completed in April 1939 |
|Notes on event|
At 03.24 hours on 9 August 1942 the unescorted San Emiliano (Master James Wilfred Tozer), dispersed from convoy E-7, was hit by one of two torpedoes from U-155 about 450 miles west of Trinidad and sank in flames after breaking in two. The U-boat had to avoid the flames on the water surface by diving. The master, 33 crew members and six gunners were lost. Eight crew members were picked up by a US Army transport and landed at Paramaribo, Suriname.
|On board||We have details of 48 people who were on board.|
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