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BEGONA 1945 7604 tgr Cia Transatlantica Espanola

B/as VASSAR VICTORY Type VC2-S-AP2

47-CASTELBIANCO
52-CASTEL BIANCO
57-BEGONA

B/up Castellon 24-12-74
Taken 6-1958 unknown location
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Trasatlantica Espanola's Begona of 1945. Rebuilt Victory ship (Vassar Victory). Also sailed as Sitmar's Castel Bianco
 

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She is the 'Begona' of Cia Trasatlantica, a former Victory ship.
Bethlehem-Fairfield built her as the 'Vassar Victory' in 1945 for the US Maritime Commission.
In 1947 she was bought by Sitmar and renamed 'Castelbianco' and refitted for 480 3rd class passengers.
In 1953 she was renamed 'Castel Bianco' and rebuilt at Trieste.
She various times she ran from the Mediterranean to Central and South America and Australia.
To the Cia Trasatlantica in 1957, refitted and renamed 'Begona', she carried about 800 tourist passengers on a Southampton-Spain-South America service.
In October, 1974 she broke down in the Atlantic and was towed into Bridgetown.
In December she was boken up in Spain.
As the 'Castel Bianco':
10,139GT, 455' x 52', single screw, geared turbines, 16 knots.
1,200 3rd class passengers.
 

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Thank you Geoff for identifying her and to Bruce for so much detail.(==D)
 

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Thanks Oren for location and welcome to the snowy site from sunny Spain.
 

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