spanish Compañía Trasmediterranea MV Fernando Poo [+1936]
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general
nationality spanish
purpose transport
type ocean liner
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1935
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 6914  grt
dimensions 124.4 x 16.4 x 8.85 m
material steel
engine 2 diesel Krupp engines
power 6250  h.p.
speed 16.2  knots
yard no. 97
about the loss
cause lost gunfire - shelled
date lost 14/10/1936  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
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builder
Cia. Euskalduna de Construccion Naval, Bilbao
engine by
Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft A. G., Kiel
owner
Compañía Trasmediterranea, Madrid
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 10 max. / 8.4 min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
updates
entered by Lettens Jan
entered 28/08/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 14/10/2011
 
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Lettens Jan19/09/2010
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Lettens Jan19/09/2010The national leaders had ordered the "City of Mahon", who was armed and in the port of Las Palmas and under the command of Lieutenant Fernando Balen, an expedition to capture the Fernando Poo.

On October 14 at dawn, and after 10 days of travel, City of Mahon arrived in Bata and intimidated the Fernando Poo and invited the occupants to surrender, to which no reply was received.

The guns of the City of Mahon opened fire on its fellow ship, causing an hole on the water line, which was followed by a fire. The militia then left the ship.

The attacking forces on City of Mahon failed to save the ship, which sank in shallow water lying on her starboard side. This was the first ship lost to Trasmediterránea during the civil war.

The company tried on several occasions to raise the Fernando Poo, however, the site conditions were difficult to sink and the plan was eventually dismissed.
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Compañía Trasmediterranea, Madrid

Compañía Trasmediterranea was founded in 1916 by a number of companies, being Tintorio y Cia (6.000 shares). Ferrer Peset Hermanos (1.000 shares) Compañía Valenciana de Vapores Correos de África Sociedad Anónima Navegación e Industria (1.500 shares). The company started in 1917 with shipping under this name.

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 Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft A. G., Kiel
Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft was a German shipbuilding company, located at Kiel, and one of the largest and most important builders of U-boats for the Kaiserliche Marine in World War I and the Kriegsmarine in World War II
 
 
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