Romeu - Collection C. Kleiss
At Málaga, when she was in the line Málaga-Melilla.
        She was built by the Sociedad Española de Construcción Naval on 1919 at Cartagena along with her sister ship Escolano. Their destination was the lines with America, New York in the case of Romeu and Buenos Aires the Escolano, but after checked that they were not fit for these traffics they were assigned to the national lines. The Escolano was scrapped on 1964 and the Romeu on 1975.
        During her long life she sunk the steamer Echano, after a collision on 10/September/1933 when she steamed in fog close to Aveiro (Portugal). As a result of the fast sinking 16 crewmenbers of the Echano died, being saved 6 that were rescued by the Romeu.
        On 24/July/1971 she was given by the Spanish Government to the Government of Equatorial Guinea to carry out the service between islands and mainland, being renamed Enrique Nvo. A year later she went to Las Palmas to carry out the annual maintenance, but she was abandoned by the crew. She was scrapped on 1975.
Shipyard / Year S.E.C.N. - Cartagena / 1919
Dead Weight 2,820 GRT
Gross Register 3,070 GRT
Length 97.5 mtr
Breadth 13.2 mtr
Depth 8.8 mtr
Propulsion Alternative triple expansion
Power 2,030 HP
Given 1929 to
Owner Equatorial Guinea
Scrapped 1975




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