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Federico González Fierro

Valentin Fierro
John Bowes - Tyne & Wear Archives and Museum

This vessel was the first steamer that was a success for transporting coal or any other bulk cargo. Before her the ballasting when no cargo onboard was a problem due it was necessary to ballast the vessels with sand or gravel, what meant long time waiting, loading/unloading ballast, etc. In this vessel was implemented the use of water as ballast, what was pumped in or out with the vessel's pumps. This system, with small modifications continues nowdays.
John Bowes -

John Bowes - National Maritime Museum

Shipyard / Year Palmer Brothers / 1852
Dead Weight 595 MT
Length 46.3 mtr
Breadth 7.8 mtr
Depth 4.3 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating compound
Power 66 H.P.
Ex names Carolina - Transit - Spec - John Bowes
Bought 1920
Sunk 1933

Aller by T. Diedrich

Shipyard / Year Mac Andrew Cowand / 1894
Dead Weight 200 MT
Length 33.5 mtr
Breadth 6.7 mtr
Depth 2.5 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating compound
Power 129 H.P.
Ex name Hawk
Bought 1912
Sold 1920
Scrapped 1966

Aller by T. Diedrich

Juan Manuel Urquijo
Oiz - Collection A. Paniagua

Shipyard / Year Short Brothers / 1894
Dead weight 3,200 MT
Gross register 2,001 GRT
Length 82.3 mtr
Breadth 11.6 mtr
Depth 5.9 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating compound
Power 910 H.P.
Ex names Oiz - Novocastria
Bought 1919
Scrapped 1935

Luis Urquijo
Luis Urquijo - Collection L. Santa Olaya
La Vanguardia - 15/October/1921
Shipyard / Year Richardson, Duck & Co. / 1891
Dead weight 3,300 MT
Gross register 2,241 GRT
Length 84.4 mtr
Breadth 11.4 mtr
Depth 5.6 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating compound
Power 1,100 H.P.
Bought 1920 to
Owner Cía. Naviera La Blanca
Sunk 1921

Luis Urquijo - Collection L. Santa Olaya
La Vanguardia - 16/October/1921

Genoveva F
Genoveva F by T. Diedrich

Shipyard / Year Bartram, Haswell & C. / 1892
Dead Weight 2,374 MT
Length 76.8 mtr
Breadth 11.0 mtr
Depth 5.2 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating triple expansion
Power 675 H.P.
Bought 1932
Ex names Cabo San Martin - La Giralda
Scrapped 1974

Genoveva F by T. Diedrich

Ita by T. Diedrich
        She was confiscated by the Spanish Governement due to the vessels sunk during World War I. On 1923 she was delivered to Compañía Vasco Cantábrica de Navegación due to the sinking of the previous Sardinero, and named Sardinero.
Shipyard / Year Aktie Geschaft Neptun / 1902
Dead Weight 3,733 MT
Gross register 2,562 GRT
Length 93.0 mtr
Breadth 12.6 mtr
Depth 5.4 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating triple expansion
Power 765 H.P.
Bought 1933 to
Armador Cía. Vasco Cantábrica de Nav.
Ex names Sardinero - España Nº 1
Scrapped 1974

Ita - Colección de l. Santa Olaya
At El Musel (Gijón) during the World War II, with more Spanish ships.

Maite by T. Diedrich

Shipyard / Year Ropner and Son / 1893
Dead Weight 4,810 MT
Gross Register 2,825 GRT
Length 98.1 mtr
Breadth 12.6 mtr
Depth 6.3 mtr
Propulsion Reciprocating triple expansion
Power 1,200 H.P.
Bought 1961
Ex names Norte - Alcazar - Eva
Scrapped 1974

Norte by T. Diedrich

Norte - Shipspotting
At Inmminghan, as Norte but with Fierro funnel and with San Esteban de Pravia as home port.

Iberico by T. Diedrich
This vessel was sold to Trasatlántica, that renamed her Almudena
Shipyard / Year Astilleros de Cádiz / 1959
Dead Weight 5,615 MT
Length 113.2 mtr
Breadth 14.7 mtr
Depth 7.8 mtr
Propulsion 2 Diesel Engines
Power 3,400 H.P.
Sold 1974
Scrapped 1981

Montellano - Collection C. Kleiss
        Federico González Fierro besides this company was also owner of four tankers flagged abroad by means of a company called International Mercantile Navigation Company.
        The two first were the Monte Real and Monterrey, built on 1950 in the United Kingdom and bought on 1955. They were sold on 1963 and 1964 respectively.
        The Montellano was directly ordered and built on1957 in Japón. She was sold on 1964 and scrapped on 1976. The three have Panamanian flag.
        The Montestoril was built in France in 1959, also directly for this company, being sold on 1973. She has Liberian flag.
Shipyard / Year Mitsui - Tamano / 1957
Dead Weight 19,500 MT
Length 170.7 mtr
Breadth 21.5 mtr
Depth 12.3 mtr
Propulsion Burmeister & Wain
Power 8,750 H.P.
Sold 1964 to
Owner Liberian Unity Transports
Scrapped 1976

Montellano - Collection C. Kleiss
At Cartagena

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