spanish Compañía Trasmediterranea SS Delfin (+1937)
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nationality spanish
purpose transport
type passenger ship
propulsion steam
date built 1886
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weight (tons) 1254  grt
dimensions 80.5 x 9.7 x 6.7 m
engine 1 x 2 cyl. compound engine
power 274  n.h.p.
speed 13  knots
yard no. 188
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 02/02/1937  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast & Glasgow
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Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast & Glasgow
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[1]Compañía Trasmediterranea, Madrid
SS Delfin (+1937)
period 1917 ~ 1937
prev. owners
[2]Sociedad Navegación e Industria, Barcelona
SS Delfin (+1937)
period 1907 ~ 1917
[3]Belfast Steamship Co. Ltd., Belfast
SS Optic (+1937)
period 1886 ~ 1907
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remarksCalculated as '0.5 mile S [180°] from SPAIN, Torrox lighthouse'.
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Lettens Jan19/09/2010On 2 February, 1937 the squadron of seaplanes of the AS-88 from Melilla made one last attack on the Dolphin, from 1,000 meters height, lieutenant Klumper's plane dropped two bombs of 250 kilos with a delayed fuse, one of which exploded in the center.

Delfin sank there in front of Torrox, just before Nerja, where the wreck is now very popular with divers as she lays in shallow waters.
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About Owners
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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 Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast & Glasgow
Harland and Wolff was formed in 1861 by Edward James Harland and Hamburg-born Gustav Wilhelm Wolff. Based in Belfast at Queen’s Island, Harland and Wolff are a huge and very important shipbuilding company. The shipbuilding complex is only one of two yards left in the U.K. capable of building large merchant ships. The yard was most well known for building high-class transatlantic passenger liners and was considered to be the best in the world. The company has built over 1700 ships at four yards and has been in operation for over 135 years.

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