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Castillo Olite
Castillo Olite - Collection George Robinson



Castillo Valldemosa
Castillo Valldemosa - Collection L. Santa Olaya

Shipyard / Year De la Brosse & Fouche / 1900
Name Aunis
Owner / Year Gerencia de Buques Incautados / 1939
Name Castillo Valldemosa
Dead weight 535 MT
Gross register 439 GRT
Length 48.3 mtr
Breadth 7.6 mtr
Depth 3.0 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating compound
Power 366 H.P.
Incorporated 1942
Name Castillo Valldemosa
Sunk 16/09/1943 - Tenerife Island

Castillo Valldemosa - Collection L. Santa Olaya
Diario de Burgos - 18/09/1943
Castillo Valldemosa - Collection L. Santa Olaya
Hoja del Lunes - 20/09/1943



Castillo Montiel
Castillo Montiel by T. Diedrich

Shipyard / Year Richardson Duck / 1913
Name Dartwen
Name / Year Neotsfield / 1919
Name / Year Putney / 1933
Name / Year Farnham / 1936
Dead weight 8,680 MT
Gross register 4,793 GRT
Length 115.9 mtr
Breadth 15.5 mtr
Depth 7.5 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating triple expansion
Power 1,200 H.P.
Incorporated 1942
Scrapped Hospitalet de Llobregat - 1965

Castillo Montiel - Collection J. Agrasot
At Huelva, with the Turkish vessel Huseyin Kaptan on the foreground.
Castillo Montiel - Collection J. Agrasot



Castillo Vera
Castillo Vera - Collection L. Santa Olaya

Shipyard / Year Aug. Normand et Cie. / 1921
Dead weight 1,400 MT
Gross register 1,138 GRT
Length 66.9 mtr
Breadth 10.4 mtr
Depth 3.7 mtr
Propulsion 2 x Reciprocating triple expansion
Power 866 H.P.
Sold 1947 to
Owner Mª Consolación Menéndez Ponte
Sunk 1948

Castillo Vera - Collection L. Santa Olaya



Castillo Montesa
Castillo Montesa by T. Diedrich

Shipyard / Year John Lewis / 1920
Owner Llewellyn Shipping Co. Ltd.
Name Madge Llewellyn
Name / Year Dellwyn / 1938
Dead weight 2,200 MT
Gross register 1,451 GRT
Length 71.6 mtr
Breadth 10.9 mtr
Depth 5.0 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating triple expansion
Power 480 N.H.P.
Incorporated 1942
Sold 1960 to
Owner Ángel Riva Suardíaz
Name Aline
Scrapped Gijón - 1970

Castillo Montesa - Collection J. Agrasot
Berthing at Bilbao, in front of the Universidad de Deusto. By her aft was the Puerto de Pajares.
Castillo Montesa - Collection J. Agrasot
In 1953
Castillo Montesa - Collection J. Agrasot

Castillo Montesa - Collection J. Agrasot
The Deck Officers, with the Master in the center.



Castillo Maqueda
Castillo Maqueda - Collection J. Agrasot

Shipyard / Year 61 Kommunara Nikolaiev North / 1931
Owner USSR - Black Sea Shipping Co.
Name Skvortsov-Stepanov
Dead weight 3,200 MT
Gross register 2,152 GRT
Lenght 82.4 mtr
Breadth 12.1 mtr
Depth 6.9 mtr
Propulsion Komintern Locomotive – Sulzer 6S47
Power 1,200 H.P.
Incorporated 1942
Sold 1961 to
Owner José Pastoriza González
Name Castillo Maqueda
Scrapped Cádiz - 1965



Castillo Almansa
Castillo Almansa by T. Diedrich

Shipyard / Year Short Brothers / 1908
Dead weight 2,100 MT
Gross register 1,407 GRT
Length 73.2 mtr
Breadth 11.0 mtr
Depth 4.8 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating triple expansion
Power 720 H.P.
Sold 1959 to
Owner Marcosa
Scrapped 1967

Castillo Almansa - Collection F. Fernández Alonso
On 1959 she was bought by Marcosa and renamed Valira
Castillo Almansa - Collection C. Kleiss
Arriving to Delfzijl (Netherlands)



Castillo Montjuich
Castillo Montjuich - Collection T. Diedrich

African Mariner - Colección de J. Careaga
As African Mariner



Castillo Olmedo
Castillo Olmedo - Collection C. Kleiss

Shipyard / Year Nylands Vaerksted / 1908
Dead weight 1,750 MT
Gross register 1,481 GRT
Length 74.2 mtr
Breadth 10.3 mtr
Depth 6.6 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating triple expansion
Power 1,120 H.P.
Fuel Coal
Speed 10 knots
Incorporated 1942
Scrapped Barcelona - 1969

Castillo Olmedo - Collection J.C. Gonzalez

Castillo Olmedo - Collection J. Agrasot
At Tenerife

Reina - Collection L. Santa Olaya
The refloating after the Civil War
Reina - Collection L. Santa Olaya
She was sunk at Gijón by nacional planes on 22/August/1937
Reina - Collection L. Santa Olaya



Castillo Tarifa
Castillo Tarifa - Collection T. Diedrich

Shipyard / Year T.Turnbull and Sons / 1888
Dead weight 3,450 MT
Gross register 2,282 GRT
Length 87.7 mtr
Breadth 11.7 mtr
Depth 6.4 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating triple expansion
Power 880 H.P.
Sold 1951 to
Owner Compañía Marítima Ponte Naya
Scrapped 1962



Castillo Noreña
Castillo Noreña by T. Diedrich
      She was built on 1920 as Ville de Dannemarie. Only one year later she was sold and renamed Greatend. During the Civil War she was sunk at Valencia during a national air raid. Six months later, on November 1938, she was refloated and delivered to Gerencia de Buques Incautados, being renamed Castillo Noreña.
      On 1942 she was transfered to Empresa Nacional Elcano. On 1960 she was bought by Vicente Suárez, and renamed Margara, name that she kept until scrapped on 1974.
Shipyard / Year J.I. Thornycroft / 1920
Dead weight 2,200 MT
Gross register 1,495 GRT
Length 77.0 mtr
Breadth 11.0 mtr
Depth 5.4 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating triple expansion
Power 700 H.P.
Sold 1960 to
Owner Vicente Suárez
Scrapped 1974



Castillo Benisano
Castillo Benisano by T. Diedrich



Castillo Coca
Castillo Coca - Collection L. Santa Olaya
ABC - 3 de diciembre de 1947
When seized on 26/May/1938 she had the name Jan, like when built at Copenhaguen on 1918. The news told her tragic end, but there was an error on the dead crew, that was 26 instead 46.
Shipyard / Year Kjobenhavns Flydk / 1918
Dead weight 3.100 MT
Gross register 1,739 GRT
Length 79.6 meters
Breadth 12.2 meters
Depth 5.1 meters
Propulsion Reciprocating triple expansion Lentz
Power 1,090 H.P.
Sunk 1947



Castillo Almenara
Castillo Almenara by T. Diedrich



Castillo Campanario
Castillo Campanario by T. Diedrich



Castillo Frias
Castillo Frias by T. Diedrich



Castillo Manzanares
Castillo Manzanares by T. Diedrich

Shipyard / Year J.L. Thompson / 1912
Name Northern
Name / Year Sonora / 1922
Name / Year Ariadne / 1934
Name / Year Trovatore / 1938
Dead weight 9,080 MT
Registro bruto 4,745 GRT
Pasajeros 56
Length 122.9 mtr
Breadth 16.5 mtr
Depth 7.9 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating triple expansion
Power 2,100 H.P.
Chartered 1944 to
Owner Ybarra y Compañía
Name Cabo del Agua
Ended charter 1957
Scrapped Castellón - 1964

Castillo Manzanares - Collection J.C. Valdés

Castillo Manzanares - Collection J.C. Valdés



Castillo Andrade
Antartico
Antartico by T. Diedrich
      This vessel was seized on 1937, when was sailing as François, in the Strait of Gibraltar by the auxiliary cruiser Mallorca. During the rest of the she was camouflaged as Vigo. On 1939 was rechristened as Castillo Andrade, and was later integrated in Elcano, when it was formed.
Shipyard / Year Richardson, Duck & Co. / 1914
Name Sicily
Owner / Year M.A. Embiricos
Name Pagasitikos
Owner / Year Soc. Com. d'Affretements et de Comm.
Name François
Owner / Year Gobierno Español / 1937
Name Vigo
Owner / Year Gerencia de Buques Incautados / 1939
Name Castillo Andrade
Until 1945
Dead weight 4,722 MT
Gross register 3,457 GRT
Length 116.0 mtr
From 1951 - Converted to reefer vessel
Dead weight 6,000 MT
Gross register 5,507 GRT
Length 122.7 mtr
Breadth 14.6 meters
Depth 10.8 meters
Propulsion
Until 1945 Reciprocating triple expansion
Power 1,400 H.P.
From 1951 Diesel engine MAN G8VN84
Power 1,980 H.P.
Incorporated 1942
Name Castillo Andrade
Name 1951 Antartico
Wrecked 06/10/1959 - Santander
She grounded on 1959 when calling at Santander and was a total loss. The history can be seen in the next section.
Pagasitikos
This was her original look until modified between 1945 and 1951.
Antartico by F. Estrañi
Nice view
Antartico by F. Estrañi



Ria de El Ferrol
Ria de El Ferrol - Collection E. de Cusa

Dead weight 3,150 MT
Length 85.0 mtr
Breadth 10.5 mtr
Depth 5.9 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating triple expansion
Power 1,200 H.P.
Sold 1948
Scrapped 1971



Ria de Ares
Ria de Ares - Collection S. Pérez Calleja

Shipyard / Year Jannsen and Schmilinsky / 1923
Dead weight 2,972 GRT
Gross register 1,995 GRT
Length 81.7 mtr
Breadth 11.7 mtr
Depth 5.5 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating triple expansion
Power 1,050 HP
Seized 1939 to
Owner / Name OPDR - Sevilla
Sold 1945 to
Owner Cofruna
Sold 1961 to
Owner Naviera Lagos
Sold 1963 to
Owner Castañer y Ortiz
Scrapped Villanueva y Geltrú - 1967

Ria de Ares - Collection J.C. Díaz Lorenzo



Ria de Camariñas
Ria de Camarinas - Collection C. Kleiss
At Castellón showing her original look
Shipyard / Year Jannsen and Schmilinsky / 1923
Dead weight 2,972 GRT
Gross register 1,999 GRT
Length 81.7 mtr
Breadth 11.7 mtr
Depth 5.5 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating triple expansion
Power 1,050 HP
Seized 1939 to
Owner / Name OPDR - Larache
Sold 1945 to
Owner Cofruna
Sold 1961 to
Owner Naviera Lagos
Sold 1963 to
Owner Castañer y Ortiz
Scrapped Santander - 1965

Ria de Camariñas - Collection A. Paniagua

Lago Mar by T. Diedrich
Here is as Lago Mar. She changed completely her shape.



Ria de Vigo
Ria de Vigo by T. Diedrich
         She was built on 1912 as Newfield, being later Apsleyhull, Cymric Queen, Nailsea Brook, Bascombe Chine and since 1937 Helios. With this name was captured during the Civil War because she was working for the republican government. She was incorporated to the Gerencia de Buques Mercantes Incautados, changing her name to Ria de Vigo, passing on 1942 to Elcano.
Ria de Vigo - Collection J.C. Díaz Lorenzo

Shipyard / Year Irvine Shipbuilding / 1912
Dead weight 6,660 MT
Gross register 3,821 GRT
Length 110.4 mtr
Breadth 15.6 mtr
Depth 8.0 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating triple expansion
Power 1,200 H.P.
Speed 9 knots
Sold 1944 to
Owner José Morey Fdez. Labardera
Scrapped 1966
         On 1944 she was sold to José Morey Fernández Labardera, passing on 1945 to Naviera Morey in which she remained until 1964 when, as her shipowner Francisco Morey died, she passed along with other ships of the company to be managed by the Grupo Pereda. She was scrapped on 1966 at Parayas (Cantabria) without having changed her name.
Ria de Vigo - Collection C. Kleiss
At Santander downtown, already owned by Naviera Morey.
Ria de Vigo - Collection C. Kleiss



Ria de Muros
Ponte Pedrido by T. Diedrich

Shipyard / Year Aktie Geschaft Neptun / 1904
Dead weight 2,388 MT
Gross register 1,835 GRT
Length 78.2 mtr
Breadth 10.9 mtr
Depth 4.6 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating triple expansion
Power 600 H.P.
Sold 1953
Owner Compañía Marítima Ponte Naya
Scrapped 1963



Ria de Pontevedra
Benjamin by T. Diedrich

Shipyard / Year F.Schichan / 1923
Dead weight 2,560 MT
Gross register 1,531 GRT
Length 81.7 mtr
Breadth 11.7 mtr
Depth 5.8 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating triple expansion
Power 900 H.P.
Speed 12 knots
Sold 1948 to
Owner Naviera Aznar
Scrapped 1967



Ria de Corme
Benjamin by T. Diedrich
      She was built on 1924 in Germany as Kathe, and on 1930 was renamed as Diana. During the Civil War she was working for the republican government, and due to this was seized by the nacionalist one. She was later delivered to Elcano, that renamed her Ria de Corme on 1943. On 2nd/March/1946 she grounded on Goodwin Sans, in the north of the English Channel. She was towed to Dover, where sunk when already berthed. She was refloated and, under her power or towed, went back to Spain, where was laid up until scrapped on 1950.
      This photo shows her condition whilst waiting to be scrapped.
Dead weight 2,550 MT
Gross register 1,551 GRT
Length 86.6 mtr
Breadth 13.0 mtr
Depth 5.1 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating triple expansion
Power 850 H.P.



With the contribution of Javier Careaga Basarrate, who supplied the engine data.



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