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1914 to 1928
|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.