Twice attacked by German submarines during WW I but survived both world wars. After being laid up in the River Blackwater, she was transferred to Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co. Ltd. for use as a hulk at Gibraltar. Scrapped 7 May 1954.
See www.shipsnostalgia.com/archive/index.php/t-5501.html for more on the history of SAN MELITO.
From Oyster Company ledger:
- 29 September 1945 Compensation 8 weeks 2 days Eagle Oil & Shipping Co
- 20 May 1946 Compensation 4 wks 2 days
Shields Daily News 01 Aug 1945 SAN MELITO sailed from River Tyne 31-07-45 for River Blackwater