SAN LORENZO

About

Completed 1914 as San Lorenzo for Eagle Oil. 3-6-1917 torpedoed off NW Ireland, towed in and repaired. 1928 Sold to A/S Oran, Norway and renamed Ole Wegger and converted into a Whale factory ship. 14-1-1941 captured in the Antarctic, by the German raider Pinguin and taken to Bordeaux by a German prize. Sunk by the Germans as a block ship at Rouen. Salvaged and towed to the UK after the War and in 1947 sold to Swedish ship breakers at Gothenburg.

Also known as
Ole Wegger
IMO number
1136639
Call sign
JDVQ
Construction number
935
Tonnage
12.097 ton
Beam
20m
Length overall
159m
Year of construction
1914
Year of renaming/broken up
1947
Service for Shell
1914 to 1928
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
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Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
11/11/2017 - 15:32 Jane Bevis

My Great Uncle Joseph Victor Wilde was 5th Engineer on the SS San Lorenzo in 1920/21. He was born in Gateshead, Co Durham and grew up close to the Swan Hunter shipyard where she was built. His younger brother Thomas Edward, my grandfather, served his apprenticeship as a draughtsman at the shipyard.

I never knew my great uncle as after a family row he went back off to sea, settled in Australia, and had no more contact with the family.

12/31/2016 - 09:23 Desmond Doyle

San Lorenzo (1914-28). 3/6/17 Torpedoed off NW Ireland, towed in and repaired. 1917 Tonnage openings closed and thereafter the tonnages were 12097 get. 1928 Sold to A/S Oran, Norway and renamed Ole Wegger and converted into a Whale factory ship. 14/1/41 - Captured in the Antarctic, by the German raider Pinguin and taken to Bordeaux by a German prize. Sunk by the Germans as a block ship at Rouen. Salvaged and towed to the UK after the War and in 1947 sold to Swedish ship breakers at Gothenburg.