spanish SS Navemar (+1942)
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nationality spanish
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1921
weight (tons) 5301  grt
dimensions 124.1 x 16.4 x -- m
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 23/01/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.2rank: 669
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Armstrong W. G. & Whitworth Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
last owner
[1]Cia. Española de Navegacion Maritima - Garcia & Diaz, Sevilla
SS Navemar (+1942)
period 1932 ~ 1942
prev. owners
[2]Ybarra & Co., Sevilla
SS Cabo Mayor (II)
period 1927 ~ 1932
[3]Fearnley & Eger, Oslo (old Christiania)
SS Frogner
period 1921 ~ 1927
no. of crew 36
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entered 04/05/2008
last update Jan Lettens
last update 11/08/2011
Vleggeert Nico04/05/2008
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Jan Lettens11/08/2011The cargo ship Navemar was built as the SS Frogner in 1921 for Fearnley & Eger, Christiania. She was purchased by Ybarra y Cia. in 1927 and renamed Cabo Mayor (II). In 1932, Cabo Mayor was sold to Cia Española de Navegacion, Sevilla and renamed Navemar.

In 1941, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee were desperate to rescue Jewish refugees and Navemar was chartered to make the trans-Atlantic crossing. Tickets for the few passenger cabins went at exorbitant prices and the captain even vacated his cabin and charged $2,000 to all those who could fit themselves into the small space.

Bunks were fitted in the filthy cargo holds (previously used to carry coal). Navemar departed from Seville on 6 August 1941, calling at Lisbon in Portugal and after putting-in at Havana in Cuba, she reached New York on 12 September 1941. Many of the passengers had contracted typhus and six of them died during the seven-week crossing.

Returned back to general trade, on January 23rd, 1942, Navemar was torpedoed and sunk by the Italian submarine Barbarigo. 2 from the crew of 34 were lost.

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 Armstrong W. G. & Whitworth Co. Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
The company was a major British manufacturing company of the early years of the 20th century. Armstrong Whitworth engaged in the construction of armaments, ships, locomotives, automobiles, and aircraft.
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