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The Fleets

Ybarra Line / Ybarra y Cia., Sevilla

YbarraFounded in Seville in 1881 to operate cargo services and in 1927 started to operate passenger services from Spain to South America. The company continued as ship owners until 1981 when their last ship was taken over by Compañia Trasmediterránea. They continued as agents until 2006 when finally taken over by Hamburg Sud.

Many thanks to Ted Finch for his assistance in collecting this data. The following list was extracted from various sources. This is not an all inclusive list but should only be used as a guide. If you would like to know more about a vessel, visit the Ship Descriptions (onsite) or Immigrant Ship web site.

  • Routes:
    • Spain - South America

Funnel:
Black with interwoven white A and V.

Fleet:

Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Balboa 1946 ex- Bolivia, 1971 purchased from A. A. Johnson, Stockholm renamed Balboa, 1978 sold to Cia Tarragona de Nav, Panama renamed Shaheen I. 7,222
Cabo Blanco 1909 13th Jul.1936 wrecked on Rapido Rocks, north of Vianna do Castello. 2,163
Cabo Carvoeiro 1909 1937 requisitioned by Spanish Nationalist Government renamed Boeiro, 1939 returned to owners reverted to Cabo Carvoeiro, 1962 scrapped. 1,993
Cabo Cervera 1912 1936 requisitioned by Spanish Nationalist Government renamed Rachen, 1939 returned to owners, reverted to Cabo Cervera, 1963 scrapped. 2,164
Cabo Corona 1903 1962 scrapped. 1,521
Cabo Creux (1) 1880 ex- Landore, 1885 purchased from J. Mesnier, Le Havre renamed Cabo Creux, 1916 sold to H. Mendirichaga y Cia, Bilbao renamed Cadagua. 1,421
Cabo Creux (2) 1919 1936 requisitioned by Spanish Nationalist Government renamed Kardin, 1937 sunk by air attack at Valencia, refloated and repaired, 1939 returned to owners, reverted to Cabo Creux, 1962 scrapped. 3,717
Cabo Cullera   see Ybarra No.4.  
Cabo de Buena Esperanza 1921 ex- Hoosier State, ex- President Lincoln, ex- Maria del Carmen, 1940 purchased from Berge y Cia, Bilbao renamed Cabo de Buena Esperanza, 1958 scrapped. 14,187
Cabo de Hornos 1921 ex- Empire State, ex- President Wilson, ex- Maria Pepa, 1940 purchased from Berge y Cia, Bilbao renamed Cabo de Hornos, 1959 scrapped. 14,127
Cabo de la Nao 1893 1893 renamed Cabo Nao, 1934 scrapped. 1,551
Cabo del Agua (1) 1920 ex- Coria, 1923 purchased from Cia Naviera Sevillana, Seville renamed Cabo del Agua, 1924 sold to Mossgiel SS Co., Glasgow renamed Alpera. 1,798
Cabo del Agua (2) 1912 ex- Trovatore, 1944 purchased from INSA, Genoa renamed Cabo del Agua, 1955 sold to Empreza Nacional Elcano, Seville renamed Castillo Manzanares. 4,731
Cabo del Pinar 1948 ex- Villafranca, 1964 purchased from Empresa Nacional, Cadiz renamed Cabo del Pinar, 1970 scrapped. 2,542
Cabo Espartel (1) 1894 ex- Sevillano, 1895 purchased from Cia Sevillana de Nav y Industria, Seville renamed Cabo Espartel, 1915 sold to A/S Cabo, Christiania renamed Cabo. 1,233
Cabo Espartel (2) 1920 1937 Spanish Nationalist Government requisition renamed Sparire, 1939 returned to owners, reverted to Cabo Espartel, 26th May 1950 sunk in collision with British s/s FELSPAR off Dungeness. 3,711
Cabo Falco 1960 ex- Elgueta, 1962 purchased renamed Cabo Falco, 1971 sold to Naviera Rivadeluna, Spain. 988
Cabo Farruch 1959 ex- Virgen de la Fuencisla, 1962 purchased renamed Cabo Farruch, 1971 sold to Naviera Rivadeluna, Spain. 988
Cabo Finisterre 1885 30th Jun.1887 stranded north of Cape St. Vincent. 1,602
Cabo Formentor 1960 ex- Virgen de Arrixarca, 1962 purchased renamed Cabo Formentor, 1977 sold to Vapores Suardiaz, Spain. 988
Cabo Gata   see Ybarra No.3.  
Cabo Hatteras 1919 ex- Jose Taya, 1924 purchased from Hijos de Jose Taya, Barcelona renamed Cabo Hatteras, 4th Mar.1927 burnt and sank in Atlantic. 4,594
Cabo Higuer 1888 ex- Musques, 1906 purchased from Cia Naviera Sota y Aznar, Bilbao renamed Cabo Higuer, 1928 converted to hulk. 1,708
Cabo Huertas 1922 1936 requisitioned by Spanish Nationalist Government renamed Tausend, 1939 returned to owners, reverted to Cabo Huertas, 1963 scrapped. 2,776
Cabo la Plata 1908 1937 requisitioned by Spanish Nationalist Government renamed Plaustra, 1939 returned to owner reverted to Cabo la Plata, 6th Oct.1952 stranded in fog west of Vigo. 2,002
Cabo Machichaco 1882 ex- Benisaf, 1886 purchased from J. Mesnier, Le Havre renamed Cabo Machichaco, 3rd Nov.1893 caught fire and exploded at Santander while carrying dynamite. 1,689
Cabo Mayor (1) 1891 ex- Lavrion, 1885 purchased from J. Mesnier, Le Havre renamed Cabo Mayor, 4th Sep.1886 wrecked off Cabo Mayor. 1,682
Cabo Mayor (2) 1921 ex- Frogner, 1927 purchased from Fearnley & Eger, Christiania renamed Cabo Mayor, 1932 sold to Cia Espanola de Nav, Seville renamed Navemar. 5,301
Cabo Menor 1912 1963 scrapped. 2,042
Cabo Nao   see Cabo de la Nao.  
Cabo Oropesa (1) 1903 29th Aug.1917 wrecked in River Minho. 1,522
Cabo Oropesa (2) 1918 ex- War Apricot, ex- Sebastian, 1928 purchased from F. Sainz e Inchaustegui, Bilbao renamed Cabo Oropesa, 14th Dec.1929 sunk in collision with Norwegian s/s CISS between Corrubedo and Ons, Spain. 2,501
Cabo Ortegal (1) 1880 ex- Cypriano, 1885 purchased from J. Mesnier, Le Havre renamed Cabo Ortegal, 1917 sold to Teodoro Seebold, San Sebastian renamed Valentin. 1,453
Cabo Ortegal (2) 1919 1936 Basque Government requisition renamed Aketz, 1937 seized by Nationalist Government renamed Libero, 1939 returned to owners, reverted to Cabo Ortegal, 1966 scrapped. 3,717
Cabo Palos (1) 1885 31st Jul.1911 wrecked at Aviles. 1,697
Cabo Palos (2) 1927 26th Jun.1937 torpedoed and sunk by Spanish Nationalist submarine GENERAL MOLA north of Alicante. 6,342
Cabo Penas (1) 1887 1934 scrapped. 1,691
Cabo Penas (2) 1949 ex- Villanueva, 1964 purchased from Empresa Nacional, Cadiz renamed Cabo Penas, 1973 scrapped. 2,544
Cabo Prior (1) 1891 1934 scrapped. 986
Cabo Prior (2) 1917 ex- Rio Tajo, 1935 purchased from Cia Trasmediterranea, Barcelona renamed Cabo Prior, 1962 scrapped. 3,367
Cabo Quejo 1887 1934 scrapped. 1,691
Cabo Quilates 1927 1937 taken over by Basque Government renamed IBAI, 1938 detained by Soviets at Murmansk, 1939 renamed Dvina by Soviet Navy. 6,342
Cabo Quintres 1916 ex- Mouro, 1929 purchased from Cia Vasco Cantabrica de Nav, Bilbao renamed Cabo Quintres, 1936 Basque Government requisition renamed Baurdo, 1939 returned to owners reverted to Cabo Quintres, 5th May 1953 stranded on rocks near Cape Villano. 2,905
Cabo Razo 1926 1937 requisitioned by Spanish Nationalist Government renamed Raggio, 1939 returned to owners reverted to Cabo Razo, 5th Aug.1958 struck rocks and sank in Arosa Bay. 2,879
Cabo Roca 1892 1934 scrapped. 1,515
Cabo Roche 1922 1937 requisitioned by Spanish Nationalist Government renamed Gadofu, 1939 returned to owners reverted to Cabo Roche, 1964 scrapped. 2,776
Cabo Sacratif 1909 1937 requisitioned by Spanish Nationalist Government renamed Zafra, 1939 returned to owners reverted to Cabo Sacratif, 1962 scrapped. 2,174
Cabo San Agustin 1931 1938 detained at Feodosia by Soviet Union, 1939 renamed Dnepr by Soviet Navy. 11,868
Cabo San Antonio (1) 1888 23rd Sep.1922 wrecked north of Cape St. Vincent. 1,991
Cabo San Antonio (2) 1930 1936-1939 detained at Buenos Aires during Spanish civil war, 29th Dec.1939 caught fire in Atlantic and sunk following day by French destroyer CASSARD. 12,275
Cabo San Martin 1892 ex- La Giralda, 1895 purchased from Cia Sevillana de Nav a Vapor, Seville renamed Cabo san Martin, 1932 sold to Federico G. Fierro, Seville renamed Genoveva F. 1,861
Cabo San Roque 1955 24th Jan.1977 badly damaged by fire at Ferrol, sold to Growth Maritime Investments renamed Golden Moon, 1978 sold to Cuba renamed Africa-Cuba, 1982 scrapped. 14,491
Cabo San Sebastian (1) 1893 1936 scrapped. 1893
Cabo San Sebastian (2) 1921 ex- Santamana, 1929 purchased from Cia Trasmediterranea, San Sebastian by Aznar and Ybarra Lines renamed Rio Segre, used by Nationalists as floating prison, 1939 purchased by Ybarra renamed Cabo San Sebastian, 1964 scrapped. 2,661
Cabo San Vincente 1956 1976 sold to Mogul Lines, India renamed Noorjehan. 14,569
Cabo Santa Ana 1961 ex- Katendrecht, 1975 purchased from Netherlands renamed Cabo Santa Ana, 1980 sold, 1988 scrapped. 8,517
Cabo Santa Maria (1) 1899 ex- Segundo, 1925 purchased from Spanish American Lines, Valencia renamed Cabo Santa Maria, 1932 sold to Joaquin Velasco, Gijon renamed Mina Piquera. 3,753
Cabo Santa Maria (2) 1957 ex- Diaz de Solis, 1964 purchased from Naviera Comercial Aspe, Spain renamed Cabo Santa Maria, 1st Sep. 1968 aground in Cape Verde Islands, total loss. 4,972
Cabo Santa Marta 1957 ex- Pedro de Valdivia, 1964 purchased from Naviera Comercial Aspe, Spain renamed Cabo Santa Marta, 1980 sold to Fladermar Shipping Co., Greece renamed Ceffalion Wave. 4,972
Cabo Santa Paula 1945 ex- Monte Urbasa, 1969 purchased from Aznar Line renamed Cabo Santa Paula, 1977 sold to Specova Naviera, Cyprus renamed Esperos I. 6,714
Cabo Santa Pola 1897 ex- Deusto, 1906 purchased from Cia Naviera Sota y Aznar, Bilbao renamed Cabo Santa Pola, 1933 scrapped. 1,626
Cabo Santo Tome 1931 10th Oct.1937 shelled and sunk by Spanish Nationalist gunboats while disguised as British registered KORSU near Cap Rosa. 11,868
Cabo Silleiro (1) 1890 1913 sold to Khedivial Mail SS Co., London renamed Borulos. 1,026
Cabo Silleiro (2) 1915 ex- Rio Mino, 1935 purchased from Cia Trasmediterranea, Barcelona renamed Cabo Silleiro, 1936 owned by Gobierno de Euzkadia renamed Anzora, 1937 captured by Spanish Nationalist Government renamed Roosile, 1939 returned to owner reverted to Cabo Silleiro, 1964 scrapped. 2,896
Cabo Torinana 1903 1936 requisitioned by Spanish Nationalist Government renamed Torino, 1939 returned to owners reverted to Cabo Torinana, 4th May 1958 sunk in collision with tanker CAMPEON in fog off Cabo Busto. 1,506
Cabo Torres 1901 ex- Primero, 1924 purchased from Spanish American Line, Valencia renamed Cabo Torres, 1933 scrapped. 4,417
Cabo Tortosa (1) 1893 21st Jan.1908 wrecked at Corunna. 1,551
Cabo Tortosa (2) 1921 ex- Hemland, 1925 purchased from Angfartygs A/B Tirfing, Goteborg renamed Cabo Tortosa, 1932 sold to Cia Espanola de Nav, Seville renamed Motomar. 5,677
Cabo Tortosa (3) 1921 ex- Atalaya, 1939 purchased from Cia Naviera Mundaca, Bilbao renamed Cabo Tortosa, 18th Sep.1940 torpedoed and sunk by Italian submarine ALPINO ATTILO BAGNOLINI near Oporto. 3,812
Cabo Trafalgar 1885 18th May 1909 wrecked at Salmedina. 1,518
Cabo Tres Forcas (1) 1880 ex- Soto, 1910 purchased from Cia Maritima, Barcelona renamed Cabo Tres Forcas, 1912 sold to T. Fierros y Hijos, Gijon renamed Firrros. 1,049
Cabo Tres Forcas (2) 1914 27th Feb.1938 sunk by Nationalist air attack at San Feliu de Guixols, 1941 refloated and repaired, 1962 scrapped. 2,265
Cabo Villano 1920 1936 sold to Matthias Rohde & Co., Hamburg renamed Contra, 1937 sold to R. M. Sloman jr, Hamburg renamed Waltraud, 1938 returned to owners, reverted to Cabo Villano, June 1942 went missing in South Atlantic on voyage Buenos Aires to Las Palmas. 3,754
Canguro Cabo San Jorge 1977 1981 sold to Cia Trasmediterranea renamed Ciudad de Santa Cruz de la Palma. 7,393
Canguro Cabo San Sebastian 1972 1981 sold to Cia Trasmediterranea renamed Ciudad de Palma. 7,536
Ybarra No.3 1880 1889 renamed Cabo Gata, 1890 wrecked near Vianna. 1,451
Ybarra No.4 1882 1909 renamed Cabo Cullera, 14th Jan.1939 sunk by Spanish Nationalist air attack at Tarragona. 2,246

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