Villafranca - Collection C. Kleiss
At Santander downtown, berthed at Muelle de Calderón, which at that time was a commercial pier.
          This ship was built by Astilleros Echevarrieta y Larrinaga, at Cádiz. She was part of the Serie A of the Empresa Nacional Elcano, being the only one in the serie along with the Villanueva, which was built by said shipyard. They followed the same paths since both were bareboat chartered to Hispano Cubana de Navegación, which used them between 1957 and 1959 on a line linking the southern United States and Cuba, which had to be suspended when the Castro revolution triumphed. They were then sold to Ybarra y Cía., which renamed them Cabo del Pinar and Cabo Peñas. Both were scrapped in 1970, the first at San Carlos de la Rápita and the second at Bilbao.
Shipyard / Year Echevarrieta y Larrinaga / 1948
Dead weight 2,892 MT
Gross register 2,544 GRT
Lenght 89.6 mtr
Breadth 13.2 mtr
Depth 7.6 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating quadruple expansion
Maker Christiansen & Meyer
Power 1,800 H.P.
Boilers La Mont -- 16 kg/cm2 - 350ºC
Chartered 1957
Owner Empresa Nacional Elcano
Name Villafranca
Redelivered 1959
Sold 1959
Owner Ybarra y Cía.
Name Cabo del Pinar
Scrapped San Carlos de la Rápita / 1970

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