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Saranac (2) - (1918-1940)
See also : German Records off the Attack on the SS "Saranac (2)"

The second "Saranac" was build in 1918, seen here with fitting of new centre-section in 1931.
She was torpedoed in 1940 and sunk after gunfire.
"Saranac".
 
"Saranac".
 
"Saranac".
 
"Saranac", a not very sharp photo.

The Miramar Ship Index for "SARANAC"
IDNo:
1140714
Year:
1918
Name:
SARANAC
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
28.03.1918
Flag:
GBR
Date of completion:
05.1918

Tons:
12070
Link:
-
DWT:
Yard No:
863
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
161.7
Country of build:
GBR
Beam:
20.2
Builder:
Palmers Shipb.
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Hebburn
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1Q-11

Subsequent History:
-

Disposal Data:
Torpedoed and sunk  48.24 N / 15.05 W 25.06.1040 (4 dead)

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Main Owner
140714
1140714
1918
SARANAC
12070
-
Anglo-American Oil

Additional Information from U-Boatnet :

Name: Saranac
Type: Steam tanker
Tonnage: 12.049 tons
Completed: 1918 - Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow and Hebburn-on-Tyne
Owner: Anglo-American Oil Co Ltd, London
Homeport: Newcastle
Date of attack: 25 Jun, 1940
Nationality: British
Fate: Sunk by U-51 (Dietrich Knorr)
Position: 48.24N, 15.05W - Grid BE 3783
- See location on a map -
Photobucket
Complement: 44 (4 dead and 40 survivors).
Convoy: OA-172
Route: Fawley - Aruba
Cargo: Ballast
History: -
Notes on loss: At 15.51 hours on 25 Jun, 1940, the Saranac (Master Vernon Horace Alcock) in convoy OA-172 was hit by one
torpedo from U-51 about 270 miles west-southwest of Lands End and was immediately abandoned by the crew. At 17.37 hours,
the U-boat surfaced and tried to sink the tanker by gunfire, but she sank 15 minutes after being hit by a coup de grâce at 19.15
hours. Four crew members were lost. The master and 30 crew members were picked up by HMS Hurricane (H 06) (LtCdr H.C.
Simms) and landed at Plymouth. Nine crew members were picked up by the British trawler Caliph and landed at Berehaven,
Co. Cork.