San Gerardo (2)

About

Completed 1958 as San Gerardo for Eagle Tanker. 1959 purchased by STUK and renamed Verconella in 1964. 15-11-1975 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.

Picture(s) by Model By Tony Phipps.

Information
Also known as
Verconella
IMO number
5309877
Call sign
MXKX
Construction number
1257
Tonnage
31.465 ton
Beam
26m
Length overall
203m
Year of construction
1958
Year of renaming/broken up
1975
Service for Shell
1959 to 1975
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Comments

Sailors

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
05/06/2009 - 10:37 Michael Thompson

I sailed on the San Gerardo ,my longest stay away from home 16 months,on arriving in Boston we sailed right into the jetty causing a great hole in the bow,after temporary repairs we sailed for Rotterdam to dry dock,it was a horrendous crossing storms causing more damage,resulting in a 13 week stay in Rotterdam much to the delight of the crew.A memorable voyage with numerous ports of call ,Japan Australia,South America.Some really good times to look back on.The pumpman who you know never goes ashore,decided to chance a bit of shore leave in Cartagena Colombia.Big Regrets he was robbed and came back half naked.
Mike Thompson

12/04/2008 - 13:02 Douglas M.C. Renton

It was only after I had sailed on her that I discovered my uncle, Les Renton, was on the San Gerardo (1) 4th engineer when she was torpedoed with the loss, I believe, of all hands.