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Name: EL ZORRO
Type: Tanker
Launched: 26/01/1914
Completed: 02/1914
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 928
Dimensions: 5989grt, 3632nrt, 420.1 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: 136644
History:
02/1914 Lobitos Oilfields Ltd (CT Bowring & Co Ltd), London
28/12/1915 Sank
Comments: 28/12/1915: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U24 10 miles South of the Old Head of Kinsale
On a voyage from Port Arthur to Dartmouth with a cargo of oil