EL GOLEA – 1929 – IMO 0000000

Collection of Rick Cox and the late Pedro Caminha

A fine ship with an unfortunately short life

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1929, 4840grt, 116m x 16m, turbine steamer, 2 screws, 18 knots

Les Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée, La Seyne  for Compagnie de Navigation Mixte, Marseille

93 1st., 78 2nd., 140 3rd. and 98 4th. class passengers. Engaged in the service from Port Vendres to Algiers

Sailed from Port Vendres at noon on 21/05/1931

Seven hours later she ran aground at Cap Freu, near Cap de Pera on Majorca

She remained on an even keel and all passengers and cargo were transferred to her fleet-mate DJEBEL DIRA

However, she soon broke in two and salvage became impossible

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