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Agustina Garcia
Ampurdan by T. Diedrich

Shipyard / Year Fullerton / 1870
Dead Weight 270 MT
Length 42.5 mtr
Breadth 6.1 mtr
Depth 2.9 mtr
Propulsion Alternative compound
Power 215 H.P.
Bought 1904 to
Owner Teodoro H. Maruri
Sold 1918 to
Owner J. Bonet-T. Mallol - La Sabinosa



Maria Pilar
Maria Pilar - Colección de Vicente Sanahuja
At the Muelle de Fomento, at Gijón
Shipyard / Year W.B. Thompson / 1870
Dead Weight 235 MT
Length 38.9 mtr
Breadth 5.8 mtr
Depth 3.1 mtr
Propulsion Alternative compound
Power 106 H.P.
Bought 1904 to
Owner Teodoro H. Maruri
Sunk 1915



Villa de Pesquera
Angeles by T. Diedrich
On 1922 she was joining Vapores Costeros, an renamed Angeles.
Shipyard / Year Cunlitf and Dawson / 1869
Dead Weight 139 MT
Length 26.0 mtr
Breadth 5.5 mtr
Depth 2.5 mtr
Propulsion Alternative compound
Power 112 H.P.
Bought 1904 to
Owner Ramón y Juan Fernández
Sold 1922 to
Owner Vapores Costeros
Scrapped 1965



Magdalena Garcia
Angeles por T. Diedrich
Also integrated on 1922 in Vapores Costeros receiving first the name Magdalena.
Angeles by T. Diedrich
        Later was renamed Paco Garcia. On 1960 her steam alternative machine was removed, and a diesel engine installed. On 1971 she was bouhgt by Naviera Álvarez, but only three years later she was scrapped.
Magdalena por T. Diedrich
        Here is yet as Magdalena berthed at Santander downtown. In the background was the gas station that nowadays has been reconverted in a snack bar, due to the construction of the Centro Botín.
Shipyard / Year W.B. Thompson / 1876
Dead Weight 245 MT
Length 36.7 mtr
Breadth 6.3 mtr
Depth 2.8 mtr
Propulsion Alternative compound
Power 156 H.P.
Bought 1904 to
Owner Luis Castillo
Sold 1922 to
Owner Vapores Costeros
Scrapped 1974
        Before being named Magdalena Garcia from her purchase to 1916 she was called Maria Magdalena. She was bought to Luis Castellano, named then Luis, being earlier Bayones, Mariana and Ugarte.
Maria Magdalena - Collection Juanmari Rekalde
At the Muelle de Fomento at Gijón, alongside a steamer. Both with open bridge.
Maria Magdalena - Collection Juanmari Rekalde

Maria Magdalena - Collection C. Kleiss
At Bilbao also as Maria Magdalena



Toñin Garcia
Tonin by T. Diedrich
        After several owners and names she was bought by Francisco García on 1904. On 1922 she was transfered to Vapores Costeros, and renamed Toñin.
Shipyard / Year Fullerton / 1870
Dead Weight 150 MT
Length 31.6 mtr
Breadth 6.2 mtr
Depth 2.5 mtr
Propulsion Alternative compound
Power 140 H.P.
Bought 1904 to
Owner José Pérez Ayuela
Sold 1922 to
Owner Vapores Costeros
Scrapped 1961

Tonin by T. Diedrich
        She was scrapped on 1961 at Avilés. She was towed from Santander to Avilés by the Maria Santiuste. Here they were leaving Puertochico.


Clotilde García
Conchita

Shipyard / Year Cox and Co. / 1887
Dead Weight 125 MT
GRT 69
Length 29.3 mtr
Breadth 5.0 mtr
Depth 2.5 mtr
Propulsion Alternative compound
Power 100 H.P.
Bought 1903 to
Owner Celestino García
Sold 1922 to
Owner Vapores Costeros
Scrapped 1957



Antonio Garcia
Malvarrosa - Colección de C. Kleiss
        This was the first Antonio Garcia. She was built by Scott and Company at Bownes (United Kingdom) as Nigel. After four Brithish owners she was bought by Compañía de Navegación Tenerife and renamed Tenerife, being sold on 1907 to Compañía de Navegación La Isleña, keeping the name. On 1915 she was bought by Francisco García and renamed Antonio Garcia. On 1918 she was sold to Antonio Rosell Porta, being renamed as Malvarrosa, name that she has on the photo. On 1926 she was bought by Joaquín Cabo Páez, changing her name to Cabo Paez, that kept until scrapped on 1969, although since 1936 the owners were Cabo Hermanos.
Shipyard / Year Scott and Company / 1886
Dead Weight 300 MT
Gross Register 256 GRT
Length 41.2 mtr
Breadth 6.7 mtr
Depth 3.2 mtr
Propulsion Alternative compound
Power 320 H.P.
Bought 1915 to
Owner Cía. de Navegación La Isleña
Sold 1918 to
Owner Antonio Rosell Porta
Scrapped 1969



Rita Garcia
Carmen by T. Diedrich
        The first Rita Garcia was bought on 1915 also to Compañía de Navegación La Isleña, where she was Chasna. She wasintegrated on 1922 in Vapores Costeros, being renamed Carmen.
        She grounded on 5/July/1969 close to Tagle (Cantabria - Spain), being a total loss. Her seven crewmembers got ashore by their own.
Shipyard / Year Gibbs and Company / 1904
Dead Weight 225 MT
Length 32.0 mtr
Breadth 6.6 mtr
Depth 3.5 mtr
Propulsion Alternative compound
Power 144 H.P.
Bought 1915 to
Owner Cía. de Navegación La Isleña
Sold 1922 to
Owner Vapores Costeros
Sunk 1969



Antonio Garcia
Cogent
        This vessel belonged to the company's second stage. She was bought on 1927 to José Martínez Fernández, who had bought her on 1919 when she was British with the name Cogent, showed on this pisture. Only two years later she had a collision close to Vigo, and sunk with five crewmembers dead.
Shipyard / Year J. Westoll / 1883
Dead Weight 3,100 MT
Length 83.8 mtr
Breadth 11.7 mtr
Depth 6.2 mtr
Propulsion Alternative triple expansion
Power 1,180 H.P.
Bought 1927 to
Owner José Martínez Fernández
Sunk 1929



Rita Garcia
Rita Garcia by T. Diedrich
        The second Rita Garcia was built on 1922 and bought on 1929. She was almost new, only 7 years old when bought. She was the youngest vessel bought by the company, the next one was the first Rita Garcia, 11 years old when bought. The oldest when bought was the Garcia Nº 1: 41 years old.
Rita Garcia por T. Diedrich

Shipyard / Year R. Thompson / 1922
Dead Weight 6,980 MT
Gross Register 3,708 GRT
Length 109.5 mtr
Breadth 15.0 mtr
Depth 8.0 mtr
Propulsion Alternative triple expansion
Power 1,800 H.P.
Bought 1929 to
Owner Ellaston Steamship Co.
Scrapped 1969
        She suffered on 11/February/1936 a severe accident that was close to constructive total loss, although with a lot of work and luck she was saved. As a result she was repairing at Euskalduna (Bilbao) when the Civil War began, being confiscated by the Republican Government and making several trips after the completion of said repair. On 1938 she was recovered by the National Government and returned to her shipowner, remaining in service until being scrapped on 1969 at Cartagena.
Rita Garcia - Collection F. García Echegoyen
        Due to the damages caused by a storm, she grounded on 11/February/1936 near Ancona (Italy) when she was sailing with coal from the United Kingdom to Ravenna (Italy). On this photo she is seen on the morning of that day, shortly after the grounding.
Rita Garcia - Collection F. García Echegoyen
        This photo was shot at 14:15 on the same day. On this and the previous one can be observed the lifeline to evacuate the crew.
Rita Garcia - Collection F. García Echegoyen
        The crew was later transferred to Ancona, after walking up the hill to some cars that were at the road located on the top of the cliff. On the way to them they shot this photo at 17:30 that same day.
Rita Garcia - Collection F. García Echegoyen
        As soon as the storm subsided, work began to refloat the ship. For this it was necessary to lighten the coal to barges while trying to remove her with tugs. On this photo taken on March 4th, the tugboats had to leave due another storm that caused a barge to sink. She was finally refloated on March 14th and after being towed to Trieste to be repaired provisionally returned to Spain to be permanently repaired.
Rita Garcia - Collection C. Kleiss
This nice photo shows her at Tarragona
Rita Garcia - Collection C. Kleiss



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