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Leon Martin - (1940-1940)
See also : Leon Martin ( French Standard Oil )

"Leon Martin", seen is service for the French Standard Oil.
(photo thanks to Jérôme Billard)

The Miramar Ship Index for "LEON MARTIN"
IDNo:
1165981
Year:
1936
Name:
LEON MARTIN
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
Flag:
FRA
Date of completion:
05.1936

DWT:
2500
Yard No:
246
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
76.9
Country of build:
FRA
Beam:
14.0
Builder:
St Nazaire (Penhoet)
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Grand Quevilly
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1D-10

Subsequent History:
-

Disposal Data:
Mined & Sunk at St Anthony Light  on13.11.1940 (16 dead)

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Name change
Registered Owner
165981
1165981
1936
LEON MARTIN
1951
-
Auxiliaire de Tpts
165981
1165981
1936
LEON MARTIN
1951
1940
Anglo-American Oil Co.

Additional information :

LEON MARTIN (1936-1940) F.O.L.T.
1951g. 954 n. 2500 d.; 76.69 x 13.98 x 5.19 meters.
5 Cyl. 2S.C.SA. oil engine of 369 NHP by the shipbuilder. 10 knots.
1936 : completed by Ch. & At. de Saint Nazaire (Penhoet)(246), Grand Quevilly as LEON MARTIN for Ste. Auxiliaire de Transports, Rouen.
1938 : owner restyled as Standard Française des Petroles.
13.07.1940 : seized by Great Britain at Falmouth (Anglo-American Oil Co.Ltd.).
13.11.1940 : struck a mine and sank off Falmouth on a voyage from Swansea to Hamble with the loss of sixteen of her crew.
Similar: OCTANE, ROCHE MAURICE, PORT JEROME, MEXPHALTE, RAOUL SIMON.