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Santa Maria Madalena (1)

Santa Maria Madalena (1)

Portuguese grand banker m/v SANTA MARIA MADALENA (1), 66,82m/1.043gt/ 9kn; 05/1939 completed by Cuf Shipyard, Lisbon, for Empresa de Pesca de Viana, Viana do Castelo, after having been projected and ordered by Sociedade Geral de Comércio, Indústria e Transportes, Lisbon, as a cargo vessel. She and her sister ship SÃO RUY, were the earliest dory motor-vessels and took part in the “Portuguese White Fleet”. Her crew was composed of 21 crewmembers and 66 dory fishermen; 13/08/1959 she was stranded in shallow waters when outbound from Faeringehavn harbour, W. Greenland, and she was considered a total constructive loss.
Seen in the Tagus Estuary, Lisbon, in the late 50’s.
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