spanish Delfina [+1940]
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nationality spanish
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class WWI C-class standard cargo ship (br.)
WWI C-class standard cargo ship (br.) Thurston SS [+1940]
propulsion steam
date built 1919
weight (tons) 3037  grt
dimensions 104.2 x 14.3 x 7.9 m
material steel [*]
engine triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 430  nominal horsepower  [*]
speed 10  knots
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 06/02/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Willington (N. & S. Shields)
last owner
[1]Marques del Real Socorro, Bilbao
Delfina [+1940]
period 1939 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Basque Government
period 1936 ~ 1939
[3]Marques del Real Socorro, Bilbao
SS Delfina
period 1934 ~ 1936
[4]F. Sainz & Inchaustegui, Bilbao
SS Delfina (II)
period 1929 ~ 1934
[5]Charlton Steamship Co - Charlton, Mcallum & Co. Ltd. - Charlton W.C., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
period 1919 ~ 1929
[6]TSC - The Shipping Controller (WWI), London
SS War Creek
period 1919 ~ 1919
about the wreck
depth (m.) 15 max. / -- min. (m)
war grave
entered by Lettens Jan
entered 28/08/2008
last update Lettens Jan
last update 14/08/2011

[*] means that the value was inherited from Thurston SS [+1940], the reference for WWI C-class standard cargo ship (br.).
Lettens Jan14/08/2011
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Allen Tony02/02/2010Delfina SS was a Spanish Cargo steamer of 3,037grt which ran aground and was wrecked near Bonanza, Guadalquivir Mouth on the 4th February 1940.
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Avec4331/07/2011Saisi par le gouvernement basque au début de la guerre civile espagnole (1936-1939), il est désarmé à Cardiff. Revient à son ancien propriétaire à la fin de la guerre et échoue à l'embouchure du Guadalquivir.

Seized by the Basque Government early in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), she was laid up at Cardiff. Returns to its former owner at the end of the war and strants at the mouth of the Guadalquivir

Incautado por el Gobierno Vasco a principios de la Guerra Civil española (1936-1939), quedó parado en Cardiff. Vuelve a su antiguo dueño al final de la guerra y encalla en la desembocadura del Guadalquivir.

Apreendido pelo Governo basco no início da Guerra Civil Espanhola (1936-1939), ele foi pago em Cardiff. Retorna ao seu antigo proprietário no final da guerra e não na foz do Guadalquivir.
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 Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Willington (N. & S. Shields)
A point of interest: the first 25 ships built by this company, without exception, were all lost at sea or wrecked. Of the first 50 ships built only 3 would see a full life of service and make it to the breakers yard.
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