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From: "David Asprey" <>
Subject: [BRAZIL-L] Re: [BRAZIL-L] Informações sobre o navio Corrientes
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2002 11:11:54 -0000
on March 23, 2002 3:41 PM Alberto Cima wrote
Gostaria de saber se alguém conhece alguma informação sobre o navio
argentino Corrientes que fazia a rota Genova - Barcelona - Lisboa - Rio de
Janeiro - Santos - Corrientes, na década de 50, trazendo
imigrantes da Itália, Espanha e Portugal. Meu pai e meu tio vieram neste
navio, chegando ao Rio de Janeiro em 2 de junho de 1956.
Se conhecerem alguém que esteve neste navio, posui fotos ou relatos sobre
suas viagens, por favor, me informem. Serei grato.
The CORRIENTES and her sister SALTA were purchased in 1949 by Compañía
Argentina de Navegación Dodero for their service
Genoa-Naples-Marseilles-Barceloa-Lisbon-Las Palmas-Rio de
Janeiro-Montevideo-Buenos Aires service. They had been ordered from
Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp, Tacoma, Washington by the American line
Moore McCormack in 1941, but were completed as aircraft carriers.
CORRIENTES was originally to have been named MORMACRAIL but after completion
for the US Navy was lent to the British Royal Navy as HMS TRACKER (the later
SALTA was built as USS JAMAICA and became HMS SHAH). After their purchase
by Dodero in 1949 they were converted to passenger ships at Newport News,
The conversions took some time, and the CORRIENTES and SALTA only commenced
their Genoa-Buenos Aires service in 1951. After the fall of the Peron
Government in 1955, the Dodero Line ceased operations and the management of
the ships passed to Flota Argentina de Navegación de Ultramar ("FANU").
Later, in 1962, FANU merged with the state-owned Flota Mercante del Estado
to form Empresa Lineas Maritimas Argentinas ("ELMA"). On 1 Aug 1964 the
CORRIENTES arrived in Lisbon with serious engine damage and a month later
was sold for scrapping in Belgium (the SALTA was laid up in Buenos Aires in
the same year and scrapped there in 1966).
CORRIENTES' technical data: 12053grt 142.76 x 21.24m
double-reaction steam turbines - 16 knots
I haven't been able to find a photo of CORRIENTES or SALTA online (though I
am quite sure that she looked nothing at all like she did as HMS TRACKER -
see http://www.hazegray.org/navhist/carriers/images/rn/d24.jpg !!). There
is a small photo of SALTA in N R P Bonsor "South Atlantic Seaway" (Brookside
Publications, Jersey 1983).
Desculpe minha resposta em inglês - meu português é muito fraco
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