Playa Roqueta - Collection C. Kleiss
At Ciudadela, on the left side. On the center was the Menorca.
        She was built on 1964 at Zumaya by Astilleros Balenciaga for Antonio Léniz Bengoechea, being renamed as Polensa Quinto. She was bought on 1969 by Náutica Menorquina, S.A., being renamed Playa Roqueta. On 1983 she was sold to the Panamanian shipping company Dorado Trading, renamed Carolina G. and later Teresa B.. On 1990 she was seized by the Spanish Vigilancia Aduanera due tobacco contraband and taken to Santander, where after some time she sunk resting on the bottom with part of the ship above the sea surface.
Shipyard/Year Balenciaga - Zumaya / 1964
Dead weight 405 MT
Gross register 363 GRT
Lenght 42.5 mtr
Breadth 7.5 mtr
Depth 3.8 mtr
Propulsion Juaristi 4SA 250/375
Power 450 H.P.
Bought 1969 to
Owner Polensa
Sold 1983 to
Owner Dorado Trading

        The Menorca was built at Erandio on 1972 by Astilleros y Talleres Celaya for José Alsina Ferragut for the line Ciudadela (Menorca) - Cala Ratjada (Mallorca). On same year was sold to Isleña de Navegación for the line Algeciras - Ceuta. On 1984 she was bought by Líneas Marítimas del Sur and went back to Balearic Islands, to the line Ciudadela (Menorca) - Alcudia (Mallorca). She was layed up at Palma de Mallorca, together with Playa Dorada and Karelia, when on 1989 she set on fire and sunk, building later on her remainings the breakwater Dique del Oeste. The other two were before Playa Dorada and Karelia respectively.
Shipyard/Year Astilleros y Talleres Celaya / 1972
Dead weight 46 MT
Gross register 292 GRT
Passengers 201
Lenght 41.0 mtr
Breadth 6.7 mtr
Depth 4.7 mtr
Propulsion 2 x Bazan-MAN V8V-16/18TLS
Power 2,800 H.P.
Wrecked Palma de Mallorca - 13/12/1989

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