Buques paraguayos - Collection C. Kleiss
      In this postcard there were several ships in the area of the shipyard Tomás Ruiz de Velasco, at Erandio (Vizcaya). On the right, the Proa Europa, owned by Naviera Proa, alongside her were the Paraguayan vessels Rio Apa and Olimpo built for the Flota Mercante del Estado. Next to them is seen, in the background steaming up the river, the hopper Benedicta, owned by Altos Hornos de Vizcaya. Seen from the stern, steaming down the river, was the Barredos, owned by Sociedad Metalúrgica Duro Felguera. And finally, berthed at the wharves of Altos Hornos de Vizcaya, the barge Dicido, also owned by Altos Hornos de Vizcaya.

Shipyard / Year Tomás Ruiz de Velasco / 1961
Dead weight 2,760 MT
Gross register 1,686 GRT
Lenght 74.5 mtr
Breadth 11.8 mtr
Depth 7.0 mtr
Propulsion MTM - B&W 835VTBF62
Power 2.240 H.P.
Speed 14 knots
Sunk 18/08/1964 -- 45º48'N-07º00'W

Shipyard / Year Tomás Ruiz de Velasco / 1961
Dead weight 1,023 MT
Gross register 1,087 GRT
Lenght 73.8 mtr
Breadth 12.0 mtr
Depth 3.9 mtr
Propulsion MWM TbRh348SU
Power 900 H.P.
Speed 9 knots
Only for river trade from Asunción to Montevideo

Shipyard / Year S.E.C.N. - Sestao / 1955
Dead weight 1,668 MT
Gross register 992 GRT
Lenght 62.7 mtr
Breadth 11.0 mtr
Depth 5.2 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating triple expansion
Power 1,000 H.P.
1974 - Converted to cargo ship and changed
the steam machine to engine Caterpillar D399SCAC

Shipyard / Year S.M. Duro Felguera / 1953
Dead weight 330 MT
Gross register 310 GRT
Lenght 39.0 mtr
Breadth 7.4 mtr
Depth 3.0 mtr
Propulsion Barreras - Werkspoor TMFS-266
Power 330 H.P.
Lost 1979

Shipyard / Year S.E.C.N. - Sestao / 1948
Dead weight 2,066 MT
Gross register 1,142 GRT
Lenght 60.1 mtr
Breadth 9.9 mtr
Depth 6.0 mtr
Donkey boiler for maneouvers:
Coal consumption 5 MT/day
Bought 1947
Sold 1970 to
Unión de Estibadores - Bilbao

Olimpo - Collection C. Kleiss
At Asunción on the background was the Olimpo, almost covered by a river ship berthed alongside her.

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