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Ural
Ackworth - Collection V. Sanahuja
On this photo she is yet as Ackworth. She was sunk by a German submarine using explosives.
Shipyard / Year Ropner and Son / 1889
Dead Weight 4,400 MT
Length 83.0 mtr
Breadth 11.8 mtr
Depth 5.6 mtr
Propulsion Alternative Triple Expansion
Power 1,990 H.P.
Bought 1907
Sold 1913 to
Owner Compañía Sevillana de Navegación a Vapor
Sunk 1918



Ereaga
Ereaga - Collection C. Kleiss
        On this photo she is in one of the drydocks of Euskalduna, in Bilbao. She was sunk by a German submarine although she had the neutraulity marks on the sides. There were two fatalities.
Shipyard / Year Ropner and Son / 1890
Dead Weight 3,349 MT
Length 83.0 mtr
Breadth 11.8 mtr
Depth 5.6 mtr
Propulsion Alternative Triple Expansion
Power 2,990 H.P.
Bought 1907
Sunk 1917 torpedo



Olavarria
Olavarria - Collection S. Pazo Ares

Shipyard / Year Thompson / 1889
Dead Weight 3,650 MT
Length 88.4 mtr
Breadth 11.7 mtr
Depth 6.0 mtr
Propulsion Alternative Triple Expansion
Power 1,710 H.P.
Bought 1915
Sold 1924



Mar Mediterraneo
Cabo Silleiro by T. Diedrich
        She was built on 1915 by Euskalduna at Bilbao. On 1928 she was sold to Trasmediterránea and renamed Río Miño. She was bought by Ybarra on 1935 and, after several incidents during the Civil War, she continued trading until being scrapped on 1964.
Shipyard / Year Euskalduna / 1915
Dead Weight 4,132 MT
Gross Register 2,896 GRT
Length 93.3 mtr
Breadth 13.5 mtr
Depth 6.7 mtr
Propulsion Alternative triple expansion
Power 1,500 H.P.
Bought 1928 to
Owner Trasmediterránea
Scrapped 1964



Mar del Norte
Monte Faro by T. Diedrich

Dead Weight 4,193 MT
Length 97.2 mtr
Breadth 13.46 mtr
Depth 7.48 mtr
Propulsion Alternative Triple Expansion
Power 1,200 H.P.
Passengers 12



Mar Tirreno
Cabo Prior by T. Diedrich

Dead Weight 4,682 MT
Length 100.1 mtr
Breadth 13.4 mtr
Depth 9.0 mtr
Propulsion Alternative Triple Expansion
Power 1,200 H.P.
Passengers 8



Mar Rojo
Mar Rojo by T. Diedrich

Shipyard / Year Nervión / 1917
Dead Weight 5,050 MT
Length 102.5 mtr
Breadth 14.4 mtr
Depth 7.6 mtr
Propulsion Alternative Triple Expansion
Power 1,280 H.P.



Mar Caspio
Mar Caspio - Collection F.J. Tomás Martinez

Shipyard / Year E. Finch / 1919
Dead Weight 5,150 MT
Length 102.9 mtr
Breadth 12.2 mtr
Depth 7.9 mtr
Propulsion Alternative Triple Expansion
Power 1,560 H.P.

Mar Caspio - Collection R. Rul
        She was lost on 29-March-1937 after grounding close to Bayonne (France), in the River Adour mouth. The grounding was to avoid the sinking due a water ingress after attacked by two nacional ships.
Mar Caspio - Collection R. Rul
        She had been seized at the Civil War start by the Republic Government and used in international trades to get foreign currency. The grounding was at only 10 miles from Bayona, when inbound with 2,000 MT of coal loaded at Newcastle.
Mar Caspio - Collection R. Rul
        These photos show her grounded, beated by the sea. They were shot by Louis Rul on 01-April-1937, and on some of them are also his sons Albert and Raymond. Besides the above photos, maybe the only ones showing the Mar Caspio grounded, Roland Rul sent also a set of photos that, although differ with the purpose of these pages, I have also added because they show great historical interest.


Mar Blanco
Mar Blanco - Collection F.J. Tomás Martinez

Shipyard / Year S.E.C.N.-Sestao / 1919
Dead Weight 5,500
Gross Register 5,115
Length 113.0 mtr
Breadth 14.6 mtr
Depth 10.3 mtr
Propulsion Alternative triple expansión
Power 2,500 H.P.
Speed 11 knots
Seized 1939 by
Soviet Union

Mar Blanco - Collection M. Budiño

Mar Blanco - Collection M. Budiño
In the drydock, removing the launching devices and carrying out last hull paintings.
Mar Blanco - Collection M. Budiño
On 27/April/1921, during the sea trials. On both can be observed the open bridge.



Mar Caribe
Mar Caribe by T. Diedrich

Shipyard / Year S.E.C.N.-Sestao / 1920
Dead Weight 5,500
Gross Register 5,115
Length 113.0 mtr
Breadth 14.6 mtr
Depth 10.3 mtr
Propulsion Alternative triple expansión
Power 2,500 H.P.
Speed 11 knots
Scrapped 1964

Mar Caribe - Collection A. Paniagua
On this photo can be seen the impressive emergency steering wheel
Mar Blanco-Mar Caribe - Collection C. Kleiss
At San Feliú de Guixols, not being possible to find out if she was the Mar Blanco or the Mar Caribe. On the right was the Danish Olga.



Mar Negro
Mar Negro - Collection M. Budiño
On August/1921, carrying out sea trials.
She was sold to Trasmediterránea on 1928 and renamed Isla de Tenerife. She was scrapped on 1964.
Shipyard / Year S.E.C.N.-Sestao / 1921
Dead Weight 5,450
Gross Register 5,334
Length 113.0 mtr
Breadth 14.6 mtr
Depth 10.6 mtr
Propulsion Alternative triple expansión
Power 2,700 H.P.
Speed 12 knots
Sold 1928 to
Owner Trasmediterránea
Scrapped 1964



Mar Adriatico
Mar Adriatico - Collection M. Budiño
On October/1921, almost ready to carry out sea trials.
She was sold to Trasmediterránea on 1928 and renamed Isla de Gran Canaria. On 1937 she was seized by the Soviet Union.
Shipyard / Year S.E.C.N.-Sestao / 1921
Dead Weight 5,450
Gross Register 5,334
Length 113.0 mtr
Breadth 14.6 mtr
Depth 10.6 mtr
Propulsion Alternative triple expansión
Power 2,700 H.P.
Speed 12 knots
Sold 1928 to
Owner Trasmediterránea
Seized 1937 by
Soviet Union
Scrapped 1969



Aldecoa
Aldecoa - Museo Marítimo Ría de Bilbao

Shipyard / Year S.E.C.N.-Sestao / 1922
Dead Weight 8,524
Gross Register 6,089
Length 113.2 mtr
Breadth 15.2 mtr
Depth 10.3 mtr
Propulsion Alternative triple expansión
Power 2,660 H.P.
Speed 12 knots
Sold 1957 to
Owner Naviera Ibaizábal
Sunk 1960
Casualties 20

Aldecoa - Collection M. Budiño

Aldecoa

Elorrio - Collection J.C. Valdés
        This maybe is the last photo before the shipwreck. It was shot at Avilés and published on the Ensidesa magazine of April 1961.


Mar Cantabrico
Mar Cantabrico by T. Diedrich

Shipyard / Year Euskalduna / 1930
Dead Weight 7,600 MT
Length 128.2 mtr
Breadth 16.5 mtr
Depth 10.4 mtr
Propulsion 2 x Burmeister & Wain 8C-4T
Power 3,750 H.P.
Scrapped 1963

Mar Cantabrico - Revista de Ingeniería Naval
Revista de Ingeniería Naval - February 1930



Mar Negro
Mar Negro by T. Diedrich

Shipyard / Year Euskalduna / 1930
Dead Weight 7,600 MT
Length 128.2 mtr
Breadth 16.5 mtr
Depth 10.4 mtr
Propulsion 2 x Burmeister & Wain 8C-4T
Power 3,750 H.P.
Sold 1967
Scrapped 1973

Mar Negro -Colección de J. Cifré
With camouflage painting as auxiliary cruiser



Mar Adriatico
Mar Adriatico by T. Diedrich

Shipyard / Year Eriksberg / 1947
Dead Weight 6,325 MT
Length 129.0 mtr
Breadth 17.6 mtr
Depth 7.8 mtr
Propulsion Burmeister & Wain 7C - 2T
Power 6,700 H.P.

Mar Adriatico - Collection V. González del Valle

Mar Adriatico - Collection of C. Kleiss
At Vulcano shipyard, in Barcelona, alongside of Cabo Santa Paula.
Mar Adriatico - Collection ofC. Kleiss



Mar Tirreno
Mar Tirreno - Collection V. González del Valle

Shipyard / Year Astilleros de Cádiz / 1957
Dead Weight 7,329 MT
Length 126.8 mtr
Breadth 17.2 mtr
Depth 10.8 mtr
Propulsion Burmeister & Wain 8-74VTF-160
Power 7,300 H.P.

Mar Tirreno - Collection I. Gallego

Mar Tirreno by B. Pedersen



Mar Egeo
Mar Egeo by T. Diedrich

Shipyard / Year Astilleros de Cádiz / 1957
Dead Weight 7,629 MT
Length 126.8 mtr
Breadth 17.2 mtr
Depth 10.8 mtr
Propulsion Burmeister & Wain 8-74VTF-160
Power 7,300 H.P.

Mar Tirreno by B. Pedersen



Mar Cantabrico
Mar Cantabrico by T. Diedrich

Shipyard / Year SECN-Sestao / 1967
Dead Weight 12,704 MT
Length 142.5 mtr
Breadth 19.8 mtr
Depth 11.0 mtr
Propulsion Diesel
Power 9,600 H.P.



Mar Mediterraneo
Mar Mediterraneo - Collection J.C. González

Shipyard / Year Bazán - San Fernando / 1979
Dead weight 14,620 MT
Gross register 10,450 GRT
Length 151.5 mtr
Breadth 21.8 mtr
Depth 12.7 mtr
Propulsion Sulzer 6RND68
Power 9,900 H.P.
Speed 15,0 knots
Sold 1988 to
Owner Lux Eagle Ship. Corp. - Port Vila
Renamed Lux Eagle
Sold 1988
Renamed Pal Eagle
Sold 1999
Renamed Melenaos
Sold 2000
Renamed Dorado
Sold 2000
Renamed Janice F.
Sold 2000
Renamed Mull
Scrapped Chittagong - 2001

Mar Mediterraneo - Collection M. Berger
At Balboa Bay (Panamá), approaches to Panama Canal.
Mar Mediterraneo - Shipspotting



Mar Negro
Mar Negro - Collection J.C. González

Shipyard / Year Bazán - San Fernando / 1980
Dead weight 14,620 MT
Gross register 10,420 GRT
Length 151.5 mtr
Breadth 21.8 mtr
Depth 12.7 mtr
Propulsion Sulzer 6RND68
Power 9,900 H.P.
Speed 15,0 knots
Sold 1988 to
Owner Lux Falcon Ship. Corp. - Port Vila
Renamed Lux Falcon
Sold 1989
Renamed Pal Falcon
Sold 1996
Renamed Natasha III
Sold 1999
Renamed Elenitsa
Sold 2000
Renamed Kyntire
Scrapped Chittagong - 2001

Mar Negro - Collection M. Berger



Mar Adriatico
Mar Adriatico - Shipspotting

Shipyard / Year Bazán - San Fernando / 1983
Dead weight 14,986 MT
Gross register 9,705 GRT
Length 151.5 mtr
Breadth 21.8 mtr
Depth 12.7 mtr
Propulsion MAN - 14V 40/54 A
Power 8,750 H.P.
Speed 14,0 knots
Sold 1988 to
Owner Lux Hawk Ship. Corp. - Port Vila
Renamed Lux Hawk
Sold 1990
Renamed Hawk
Sold 1992
Renamed Hawk One
Sold 1996
Renamed Garnet
Sold 1996
Renamed Hawk One

Mar Adriatico - Shipspotting
Last seen in China in December 2009. Supposed scrapped.
Mar Adriatico - Shipspotting

Mar Adriatico - Shipspotting


Mar Liguria
Mar Liguria - Collection J. Careaga

Shipyard / Year AESA - Sevilla - Bilbao / 1983
Dead weight 15,384 MT
Gross register 9,704 GRT
Length 144.0 mtr
Breadth 21.5 mtr
Depth 12.2 mtr
Propulsion Burmeister & Wain 8L45GFCA
Power 7,890 H.P.
Speed 14,0 knots
Sold 1989 to
Owner Lux Condor Ship. Corp. - Port Vila
Renamed Lux Condor
Sold 1989
Renamed Condor
Sold 1996
Renamed Iberian Confidence
Sold 2002
Renamed Wan Shui

Mar Liguria - Collection J. Careaga

Mar Liguria - Shipspotting
Last time seen was in December 2012 in China. Supposed scrapped.
Mar Liguria por F. Estrañi



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