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Post by shipstamps » Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:57 pm

Senor Padran Albornos, of Teneriffe, informs me that the l0pts. Spanish Morocco stamp illustrates the small Spanish coasting vessel Arango. This vessel was in convoy with other Spanish ships escorted by the gunboat Dato, when on August 5, 1936, running with Colonial troops from Ceuta to Cadiz, the convoy was attacked near the latter port by the destroyer 241cala Galiano. While the naval vessels kept up the engagement the convoy slipped safely into Cadiz. Both warships were damaged. The Arango was employed later in transporting spirit in barrels from Teneriffe to Spain.
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Re: Arango

Post by aukepalmhof » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:36 pm

She was built as a cargo vessel under yard No 203 by Ramage & Ferguson on the Victoria Shipyard at Leith for the Perim Coal Ltd., Liverpool.
04 October 1905 launched as the MEYUN.
Tonnage 567 grt, 232 net, dim. 45.72 (bpp) x 9.17 x 3.90m.
One triple expansion 3-cyl. steam engine, manufactured by the shipbuilder, 127 nhp. one shaft, speed?
December 1905 delivered to owners.
1928 Sold to Jose Arango, Ceuta, Spain not renamed.
1931 Transferred by the owner to Villa Sanjurjo, Morocco and renamed in ARANGO.
02 September 1939 wrecked at Cape Blanc, 10 miles south of Mazagan on a voyage from Tenerife to Melilla with a cargo of petrol.

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Spanish Morocco 1948 10p sg317, Scott?
1948 ARANGO Transport-ship (2).jpg
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