Funnel by A. Mantilla
International Mercantile Navigation Company S.A.
Flag by A. Mantilla





Shipping companies of Fierro family:
   Naviera Fierros
   Federico González Fierro
   International Mercantile
   Naviera Fierro
   Navigas
   Navitank
   Naviera Ibérica
   Ibernaves


Fleet evolution
International Mercantile - Scheme by A. Mantilla






Hope
Courtois - Collection J. Careaga
As Courtois
Shipyard / Year Great Lakes Eng. Works / 1919
Owner Gobierno de EEUU
Name Courtois
Owner / Year Munmotor Shipping Corp. / 1922
Name Munmotor
Owner / Year Munson Shipping Line / 1925
Name Munmotor
Owner / Year Armement H. Vervliet / 1940
Name Rubens
Gross register 2,450 GRT
Length 77.3 mtr
Breadth 13.3 mtr
Depth 8.4 mtr
Propulsion Until 1922 - Rec. triple expansion
Propulsion 1922-1949 - Diesel engine
Propulsion Since 1949 - Rec. triple expansion
Bought 1947 to
Owner Armement H. Vervliet
Name Rubens
Sold 1957 to
Owner Maritima Atlántica S.A.
Name Esperanza
Scrapped Viareggio (Italy) - 1960

Cortois - Collection J. Careaga
As Munmotor
Esperanza - Colección de J. Careaga
As Esperanza



Hilo
Caroline - Collection J. Careaga
As the yacht Caroline. Later transformed to general cargo vessel.
Shipyard / Year Bath Iron Works / 1931
Owner Henry J. Gielow
Name Caroline
Owner / Year Eldridge R.Johnson / 1933
Name Caroline
Owner / Year William B. Leeds / 1940
Name Moana
Owner / Year U.S. Navy / 1941
Name Hilo
Owner / Year Pillsbury & Martignoni / 1948
Name Hilo
Owner / Year Tagus Navigation Company / 1949
Name Hilo
Gross register 1,869 GRT
Length 75.4 mtr
Breadth 11.6 mtr
Propulsion 2 engines Cooper Bessemer
Power 3,000 H.P.
Speed 14.5 knots
Bought 1952 to
Owner Tagus Navigation Company
Name Hilo
Scrapped Bilbao - 1958

Hilo - Colección de J. Careaga
As Hilo, when included in the U.S. Navy.



Monte Estoril
Monte Estoril - Collection J. Careaga

Shipyard / Year Cantieri Riuniti Adriatico / 1938
Owner Oriental Tankers Ltd.
Name John A. Brown
Owner / Year Oriental Trade & Tpt Co. Ltd. / 1941
Name John A. Brown
Owner / Year Oriente Cía. Naviera S.A. / 1950
Name Seatriumph
Renamed 1951 Triumphant
Gross register 10,455 GRT
Length 149.4 mtr
Breadth 21.3 mtr
Depth 11.3 mtr
Propulsion Fiat NHK 1000
Power 4,500 H.P.
Bought 1953 to
Owner Oriente Cía. Naviera S.A.
Name Triumphant
Sold 1956 to
Owner Compañía de Navegación Nella
Name Nino
Owner / Year Compañía de Navegación Nino /
Name Nino
Scrapped La Spezia (Italy) - 1968

John A. Brown - Collection J. Careaga



Montemar
Thorshov - Collection N. Sorensen
In all photos as Thorshov
Shipyard / Year Bremer Vulkan / 1935
Owner Bryde & Dahl's Hvalfangerselskap
Name Thorshov
Owner / Year Thor Dahls Hvalfangerselskap / 1951
Name Thorshov
Gross register 9,950 GRT
Length 150.2 mtr
Breadth 20.1 mtr
Depth 11.1 mtr
Propulsion MAN 62TDM Double Acting
Power 8,750 H.P.
Bought 1954 to
Owner Thor Dahls Hvalfangerselskap A/S
Name Thorshov
Scrapped Split - 1959

Thorshov - Collection N. Sorensen
With a deck added to poop accomodation, for Chief Engineer better rooms.
Thorshov - Collection N. Sorensen
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Monte Real
Monte Real - Collection J. Careaga

Shipyard / Year John Brown & Company / 1950
Owner Vestfold Corporation
Name Vikland
Gross register 12,802 GRT
Length 174.1 mtr
Breadth 22.0 mtr
Propulsion Doxford 5C2T-725
Power 6,500 H.P.
Speed 13.5 knots
Bought 1955 to
Owner Vestfold Corporation
Name Vikland
Sold 1963 to
Owner Cía. Naviera Continental S.A.
Name Minoan
Owner / Year Cía. Naviera Minoan S.A.
Name Minoan
Scrapped Onomichi - 1967

Vikland - Collection J. Careaga
As Vikland



Monterrey
Shipyard / Year John Brown & Company / 1950
Owner Unitas Incorporated
Name Ottawa
Gross register 12,812 GRT
Length 174.1 mtr
Breadth 22.0 mtr
Propulsion Doxford 5C2T-725
Power 6,500 H.P.
Speed 13.5 knots
Bought 1955 to
Owner Unitas Incorporated
Name Ottawa
Sold 1964 to
Owner Actividades Maritimas S.A.
Name Manzanillo
Scrapped Ferrol - 1965



Montellano
Montellano - Collection C. Kleiss

Shipyard / Year Mitsui - Tamano / 1957
Dead weight 20,809 MT
Gross register 12,683 GRT
Length 170.7 mtr
Breadth 21.5 mtr
Depth 12.3 mtr
Propulsion Burmeister & Wain 774VTBF160
Power 8,750 H.P.
Sold 1964 to
Owner Liberian Unity Transports
Name World Universal
Owner / Year Liberian Sun Tpts. Inc. / 1970
Name World Universal
Owner / Year Sag Shipping Co. / 1972
Name Fiona
Scrapped Vinaroz - 1976

Montellano - Collection C. Kleiss



MontestorilFF
Montestoril - Collection Fierro Family

Shipyard / Year Gironde - Burdeos / 1959
Dead weight 20,590 MT
Gross register 13,595 GRT
Length 175.3 mtr
Breadth 22.5 mtr
Depth 12.3 mtr
Propulsion Diesel engine
Propulsion Burmeister & Wain 774VTBF160
Power 8,750 H.P.
Speed 15.7 knots
Sold 1973 to
Owner Anatolian Shipping Co. Ltd.
Name Marlene
Owner / Year Marazura Naviera SA / 1973
Name Marlene
Scrapped Bilbao - 1978

Montestoril - Shipspotting



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