San Leonardo (2)

About

Completed 1944 as Bryce Canyon for US War Shipping. 1948 sold to STUK and renamed Turbinellus. 1949 acquired by Eagle Oil and renamed San Leonardo. 2-9-1961 arrived Dalmuir for scrap.

Information
Also known as
Turbinellus
IMO number
2246965
Call sign
GDST
Construction number
110
Tonnage
16.478 ton
Beam
21m
Length overall
160m
Year of construction
1944
Year of renaming/broken up
1961
Service for Shell
1948 to 1949
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Comments

Sailors

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
08/29/2009 - 07:15 John Williams

I served on the San Leonardo as a SOS in 1951. I remember sailing from Trinidad for Montreal in the month of December. As we got closer to our destination we began to gradually ice up.Sailing down the St. Lawrence we looked more like an iceberg than a oiltanker. None of us had any winter clothing and we almost froze to death. I wrapped a towl around my head to keep my ears from freezing. We all went ashore and got very drunk. I got very sick because the French men said that the proper way to drink Canadian beer was with lots of salt.