Mechelin - Collection C. Kleiss
At Torrevieja, waiting for loading salt.
        After her building she had many names. The first was Skiningrove, carried until 1919 under two different owners. On that year she was renamed as Hailsham, but on 1923 she got again her original name Skiningrove, under two different owners, one of the them again the first one. On 1936 she was renamed as Stangrove, passing on 1941 to Panamanian flag when bought by Benjamín Fernández Medina, being renamed Castilla del Oro. On 1943 she was reflagged to Spain, and short time later sold to Francisco y José María Condeminas and renamed Condestable. On 1954 she was built by Compañía Naviera Sotileza, being first called Sotileza and on 1955 Mechelin, both characters in the novel "Sotileza" of José María Pereda.
Shipyard / Year J.L. Thompson / 1895
Dead weight 780 MT
Gross register 516 GRT
Length 47.2 mtr
Breadth 8.1 mtr
Depth 3.7 meters
Propulsion Reciprocating triple expansion
Power 329 H.P.
Speed 8 knots
Scrapped Avilés - 1971

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