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Name: EL TORO
Type: Tanker
Launched: 03/06/1913
Completed: 07/1913
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 900
Dimensions: 5958grt, 3621nrt, 420.0 x 54.4 x 32.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 45 & 75 x 48ins), 513nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 135242
History:
07/1913 Lobitos Oilfields Ltd (CT Bowring & Co Ltd), London
02/01/1917 Wrecked
Comments: 1914: Requisitioned by The Admiralty
02/01/1917: Wrecked on the Skelligs, Co Kerry
On a voyage from Port Arthur to the UK with a cargo of fuel oil