british Larrinaga Steamship Co. Ltd. SS Domingo de Larrinaga [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1929
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weight (tons) 5358  grt
dimensions 126.5 x 16.8 x 7.8 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 359  n.h.p.
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 835
IMO/Off. no. 161123
about the loss
cause lost gunfire - shelled
date lost 16/07/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.8rank: 656
about people
Lithgows Ltd., Glasgow
Larrinaga Steamship Co. Ltd., Liverpool
captain William Chalmers
no. of crew 38
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depth (m.) 5000 max. / -- min. (m)
war grave
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entered 16/07/2008
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Allen Tony16/07/2008Domingo De Larrinaga SS was a British Cargo Steamer of 5,358 tons built in 1929 by Lithgows Port Glasgow, Yard No 835 for the Miguel de Larrinaga Steamship Company. She was powered by a steam triple expansion engine of 359nhp giving 10.5 knots. Engines by David Rowan & Co., Glasgow.

On the 16th July 1940 when under the command of Capt. William Chalmers and 300 miles S.W. of Freetown she was intercepted and sunk by a German raider PINGUIN.

Eight of the crew were killed and 30 were taken on board the raider. She was not in convoy at the time when on route from Bahia Blanca for Belfast with a cargo of grain.
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Lettens Jan13/07/2011SMS PINGUIN VICTIMS

The German raider Pinguin managed to sink/take as prize the following allied ships:

Sunk by mines

Millimumul, Nimbin, Cambridge and City of Rayville (the latter 2 sunk by mines laid by Passat, the captured Norwegian Storstad).
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Larrinaga Steamship Co. Ltd., Liverpool

Spanish origins as far as 1773, from 1860 based in Liverpool. They were absorbed in 1974 into the Vallian S.S. Co. of the Vergottis Group.
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