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Old 2nd December 2007, 11:38
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Hi, I am researching the history of my Grandfather Alfred James Appleton. His Police service record shows that before he joined up his last employer was a Capt I (T?) Griffiths of the SS San Tirso. I know from my Aunts that he joined the Merchant Navy at 13 (DOB 20-11-1899) and was at sea (less a short stint in the Royal Marines during WW1) until he joined the Police in 1921. Does anyone know where I may be able to find crew records for the San Tirso or employee records for the Eagle Oil Transport Company?

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Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Nigel.
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Crew Agreements SAN TIRSO o/n 135267

Hello Nigel,
Welcome to the site.

Crew Agreements/lists for various years from 1914 are held under the ship's official number at the Maritime History Archive of Canada. Have a look at this link: http://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/viewc...cial_No=135267

Crew Agreements for the years 1939 - 1945 are held at the National Archives Kew. I assume your interest is in the years held by Canada.

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Nigel,
A bit of info on the San Tirso, built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend, England, Yard No. 927.
Launched 20/08/1913, Commissioned Sept 1913.
Official No. 135267, Callsign JDBS.
Loa 128.17m, Beam 16.61m, Draft 9.85m, 9400 DWT, 6236 Gross.
One 787 H.p. Quadruple Expansion Steam Reciprocating Engine by Wallsend Slipway Co. Ltd., Newcastle, giving a speed of 10 Knots.

1913-1937 for Eagle Oil Transport Company Ltd.
1937-1947 transferred to Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co. Ltd., London, as a depot ship in the Gareloch, but refitted during the war and put back in service. Renamed Kelliella in 1945.
1947-1953 transferred to Shell Co. of Gibraltar, used as a storage hulk at Gibraltar.
Sold for scrap to British Iron & Steel Corporation, and scrapped 31/07/1953, Troon, Scotland.
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Old 3rd December 2007, 02:51
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From Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia, Nigel.
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