spanish SS Castillo de Olite [+1939]
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general
nationality spanish
purpose transport
type ocean liner
propulsion steam
date built 1921
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 3545  grt
dimensions 110.2 x 16 x 6 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engines, 5 boilers
armament 1 x 120 mm Vickers gun and 1 x 57 mm Nordenfeldt gun
power 1500  h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 69
about the loss
cause lost coast batteries
date lost 07/03/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.1476rank: 57
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builder
Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij. N. V., Rotterdam
engine by
Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij. N. V., Rotterdam
last owner
[1]Spanish Government
SS Castillo de Olite [+1939]
period 1938 ~ 1938
prev. owners
[2]Black Sea Steamship Co.
SS Postyshev
period 1935 ~ 1938
call sign: 
UPLN
[3]Stoomvaart Maatschappij - Nederlandsche Lloyd, Rotterdam
SS Zwartewater
period 1930 ~ 1935
call sign: 
QDTL
[4]Solleveld, Van Der Meer & Van Hattum, Rotterdam
SS Zaandijk
period 1921 ~ 1930
call sign: 
QCVW
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 28/08/2008
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 12/12/2013
 
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Lettens Jan05/08/2010
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Lettens Jan23/10/2010The Castillo de Olite was a merchant ship, which was sunk by the costal defense batteries of Cartagena in the last days of the Spanish Civil War, while transporting 2,112 Spanish Nationalist troops.

Of the 2,112 men on board, 1,476 died. The ship was sunk in undeep waters, as there are pictures showing her mast well above the sea. A memorial cross was erected for the soldiers killed.
Grin Sergio28/02/2013The Castillo de Olite was part of a nationalist attack on Cartagena . The attack was called of but the Castillo de Olite had no wireless, did not see the signals and proceeded within range of the Cartagena batteries.

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