spanish Compania Trasatlantica Espagnola - Lopez A. (Compañia Trasatlántica Española - Antonio López) SS Argentina (+1939)
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general
nationality spanish
purpose transport
type passenger ship
propulsion steam
date built 1913
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 10137  grt
dimensions 146.3 x 18.7 x 10 m
engine 2 x 4 cyl. Quadruple expansion engines with 2 LP turbines, dual shaft, 2 screws
power 1484 
speed 17.5  knots
yard no. 884
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 23/01/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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builder
C. S. Swan & Hunter Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
engine by
Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
last owner
[1]Compania Trasatlantica Espagnola - Lopez A. (Compañia Trasatlántica Española - Antonio López), Barcelona
SS Argentina (+1939)
period 1931 ~ 1939
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[2]Compania Trasatlantica Espagnola - Lopez A. (Compañia Trasatlántica Española - Antonio López), Barcelona
SS Reine Victoria-Eugenia
period 1913 ~ 1931
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entered 21/06/2010
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last update 08/04/2013
 
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Allen Tony21/06/2010Argentina SS was a Spanish passenger/cargo steamer of 10,137grt that was sunk in an air raid at Barcelonoa on the 16th to 23rd January 1939. She was later broken up.
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About Builders
 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend
From: Janes Fighting Ships 1919

SWAN. HUNTER & WIGHAM RICHARDSON, LTD. (WALLSEND-ON-TYNE), Twenty-one building berths, fifteen of which are served by overhead electric cranes. Four berths covered in. Employees : about 8000. Annual gross shipbuilding capacity (1918) : 150,000 tons. Engine works : 100,000 H.P. output per year.

The dry docks dept, includes a large repairing yard with two graving docks and two floating docks. Engine works have developed the Neptune and Polar marine oil engines. Total area of works : 78 acres. Water frontage : 4000 ft. Shipyard also at Southwick-on-Wear, with three building berths. Allied firms are the Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co., Ltd.. Wallsend ; Barclay. Curle & Co., Ltd., of Whiteinch, Govan. Elderslie and Glasgow.


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