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Mina Meruxal
Mina Meruxal by T. Diedrich

Shipyard/Year Renfrew / 1891
Dead Weight 450 MT
Length 39.5 mtr
Breadth 8.6 mtr
Depth 3.7 mtr
Propulsion Triple expansion
Power 150 H.P.
Speed 8 knots
Bought 1942
Scrapped 1965

Mina Meruxal por R. Hernández

Mina Meruxal - Collection C. Kleiss
Berthed at Avilés
Mina Meruxal - Collection C. Kleiss



Mina Cantiquin
Astillero - Autoridad Portuaria de Santander

Shipyard/Year Matagorda / 1907
Dead Weight 682 MT
Length 53.5 mtr
Breadth 7.7 mtr
Depth 4.8 mtr
Propulsion Alternative compound
Power 450 H.P.
Speed 7 knots
Bought 1945
Sunk 1951



Mina Entrego
Mina Entrego by T. Diedrich

Shipyard/Year Tod & McGregor / 1886
Dead Weight 760 MT
Length 60.8 mtr
Breadth 8.5 mtr
Depth 4.8 mtr
Propulsion Alternative compound
Power 456 H.P.
Speed 11 knots
Bought 1941
Scrapped 1969



Mina Bedabo
Mina Bedabo by T. Diedrich

Shipyard/Year William Gray / 1874
Dead Weight 220 MT
Length 34.0 mtr
Breadth 6.0 mtr
Depth 3.1 mtr
Propulsion Alternative compound
Power 160 H.P.
Speed 7.5 knots
Bought 1948
Scrapped 1966



Mina Coto by J.M. Blanquez
Mina Coto
Mina Coto - Photo supplied by E. Gutiérrez

Shipyard/Year Cunliffe Dunlop / 1873
Dead Weight 410 MT
Length 45.0 mtr
Breadth 7.0 mtr
Depth 3.7 mtr
Propulsion Alternative compound
Power 210 H.P.
Speed 8.6 knots
Bought 1949
Scrapped 1967

Mina Coto - Photo supplied by E. Gutiérrez

Mina Coto - Photo supplied by L. Santa Olaya
On 1967 arrived to Candás to be scrapped.
Mina Coto - Photo supplied by L. Santa Olaya



Mina Cantiquin
Mina Cantiquin by T. Diedrich

Shipyard/Year Euskalduna / 1905
Dead Weight 1,800 MT
Length 71.4 mtr
Breadth 11.2 mtr
Depth 5.3 mtr
Propulsion Triple expansion
Power 450 H.P.
Speed 9 knots
Bought 1952
Scrapped 1972



Mina Oscura by T. Diedrich
Mina Oscura
She was previously the Condecorado
 J. R. Manzano

Shipyard/Year Matagorda / 1901
Dead Weight 750 MT
Length 51.4 mtr
Breadth 8.4 mtr
Depth 5.0 mtr
Propulsion Triple expansion
Power 375 H.P.
Speed 8 knots
Bought 1957
Scrapped 1972



Mina Sorriego
Mina Sorriego by T. Diedrich
        This was the second Mina Sorriego. She was formerly Island Queen and Foynes, and was sunk when she wore this last name by the aviation at the port of Valencia on 19/09/1938 during the Civil War. She also had other names when camouflated as trap ship during World War I. When she was refloated on 1940 received the name of Castillo Riaza and was integrated in the Gerencia de Buques, and later in the Empresa Nacional Elcano de la Marina Mercante when it was created. She was bought on 1958 and after a few years in the company was scrapped at Gijón on 1966.
Shipyard/Year Goole S. & B. / 1916
Dead Weight 1,100 MT
Length 56.4 mtr
Breadth 9.2 mtr
Depth 5.4 mtr
Propulsion Triple expansion
Power 500 H.P.
Speed 9 knots
Bought 1958 to
Armador Empresa Nacional Elcano
Scrapped 1966

Island Queen - Collection L. Santa OlayaIsland Queen - Collection L. Santa Olaya
On these photos she was as Island Queen
Privet - Collection L. Santa Olaya
And on this already as Privet, the Q ship Q-19.
Barco Q - Collection L. Santa Olaya
A Q ship with the gun camouflaged and already on deck
Castillo Riaza - Collection L. Santa Olaya
On August 1955 grounded at Cabo Peñas area, yet as Castillo Riaza.



Mina Sorriego - ABC - 9 de marzo de 1954
ABC - 9/March/1954
        The first Mina Sorriego was built on 1901 as Garth, being acquired on 1908 by González y Lavandera and recalled Manolo. On 1919 she was sold to Compañía Nespral that renamed her as Vicente Nespral, receiving her definitive name of Mina Sorriego on 1925 when she was bought by Joaquín Velasco Martín, who sold her to Naviera del Nalón on 1948. At the beginning of the Civil War remained in Republican zone and was captured by the national minerlayer Jupiter on 21/October/1937. She sank on 08/March/1954 near Muxía (La Coruña) due to a strong storm, dying hers 10 crewmembers.
Mina Sorriego - La Vanguardia - 9 de marzo de 1954
La Vanguardia - March/1954



Santirso
Santirso - Photo supplied by E. Gutiérrez

Shipyard/Year Cantábrico y Riera / 1919
Dead Weight 1,100 MT
Length 64.0 mtr
Breadth 9.1 mtr
Depth 5.1 mtr
Propulsion Triple expansion
Power 504 H.P.
Speed 8 knots
Bought 1962
Sunk 1963



Juan Nespral
Juan Nespral - Photo library of J.L. Díaz Campa

Shipyard/Year Astican - Vigo / 1964
Dead Weight 4,281 MT
Length 103.4 mtr
Breadth 13.4 mtr
Depth 6.9 mtr
Propulsion 2 x Motor diesel 6 cyl.
Power 3,200 H.P.
Speed 12.5 knots
Sold 1980

Juan Nespral - Collection L. Santa Olaya
At Avilés waiting for cargo



Mina Entrego by T. Diedrich
Mina Entrego
Mina Entrego by J.A. Llebrés

Shipyard/Year Juliana - Gijón / 1972
Dead Weight 6,197 MT
Length 108.2 mtr
Breadth 15.9 mtr
Depth 8.1 mtr
Propulsion Werkspoor 8TM410
Power 4,600 H.P.
Speed 13 knots
Sold 1981



Mina Coto
Mina Coto by J.A. Llebrés

Shipyard/Year Juliana - Gijón / 1972
Dead Weight 6,197 MT
Length 108.2 mtr
Breadth 15.9 mtr
Depth 8.1 mtr
Propulsion Werkspoor 8TM410
Power 4,600 H.P.
Speed 13 knots
Sold 1997



Castiello
Castiello by T. Diedrich

Shipyard/Year Axpe - Erandio / 1969
Dead Weight 1,045 MT
Length 56.1 mtr
Breadth 10.3 mtr
Depth 4.4 mtr
Propulsion Werkspoor TMABS278
Power 1,100 H.P.
Speed 11 knots
Bought 1988
Sold 1990



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