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Photographer:Capt. Jan Melchers [View profile]Title:MarteAdded:Mar 28, 2008
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1940 and before (Over 3000gt)
Built 1900 by Londonderry SB. 3714grt. for C.A.Maritima Union, Bilbao
BU Valencia 8.73
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DEREK SANDS on Mar 28, 2008 12:51 (8 years ago)
Hi Jose,

Thanks for supplying the correct information.
I have amended the entry.
Capt. Jan Melchers on Mar 28, 2008 11:52 (8 years ago)
It must be the MARTE build in 1900
I took this photo in the 60's
José Luis on Mar 23, 2008 03:31 (8 years ago)
Hi all,

She is the Spanish MARTE (5226702). Funnel is of Naviera Ason. Built 1900 by Londonderry Shipbuilding Co as yard number 45 and arrived Valencia on 6 September 1973 to be broken up.


Jose Luis
Guest on Mar 22, 2008 07:51 (8 years ago)
Here is some additional information:

The Marte was sunk by the British Royal Navy submarine, HMS Turbulent (N 98)
- This courtesy of
29 Dec, 1942
HMS Turbulent (Cdr. J.W. Linton, DSO, DSC, RN) torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Marte (5290 BRT) east of Cape Ferrato, Sardinia, Italy in position 39º17'N, 09º41'E.


Steve Ellwood
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