British Steam tanker
|Completed||1921 - Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Eagle Oil & Shipping Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||18 Jul 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-575 (Günther Heydemann)|
|Position||10° 30'N, 60° 27'W - Grid EE 7778|
|Complement||52 (12 dead and 40 survivors).|
|Route||Curaçao (14 Jul) - Trinidad - Freetown|
|Cargo||Fuel oil and aviation spirit|
|History||Completed in November 1921|
Broken up at Osaka in February 1954.
|Notes on event|
At 06.25 hours on 18 July 1942 the unescorted San Gaspar was hit by two torpedoes from U-575 about 30 miles off Manzanilla, Trinidad. The U-boat assumed that the burning tanker will sink and left the area, but HMS Roode Zee (W 162) managed to save the vessel and towed her into Port of Spain on 22 July. After temporary repairs the ship was towed to Mobile in December 1942 and returned to service in October 1943.
|On board||We have details of 19 people who were on board.|
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