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Manufacturers and suppliers in Great Britain.
1912 The Eagle Oil Transport Company was formed by Weetman Dickinson Pearson to transport the products from his newly developed oil fields in Mexico.
1919 management of the company was taken over by Shell.
1930 Renamed Eagle Oil and Shipping Co
Their ships were involved in merchant convoys during both world wars. The company owned the 'San Demetrio' which was reboarded by her crew and saved after being set on fire by the Admiral Scheer in 1940. The company were also managers of the Ohio (owned by the Texas Oil Co) at the time of the Malta convoy of 1942.
1937 Marketers of petroleum products.
1952 Renamed Eagle Tanker Company
1964-65 the San tankers were all given Shell names.