Cristobal Colon


Cristobal Colon was a luxury ocean liner laid down at El Ferrol Naval shipyard in Spain, and was launched in 1923 for Compania Trasatlantica Espanole in Barcelona. She operated in the routs between New York and the Caribbean. Under a journey from England to Mexico, she hit ground at high speed near North Rock outside Bermuda 25. October 1936. Attempts to re-float her were made, but she was soon abandoned on the reef. Her inventory was pillaged and sold on auctions, and right before second world war she was used as a target by US Air force. Her battered remains rest today in two parts on a depth of 5 to 20 meter at North Shore some eight nautical miles north of Bermuda.

Former names:
Cristobal Colon

152,6 x 18,6 x 10,9 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
10833 grt
( ES ) 1923
Barcelona ( ES )

Picture: Cristobal Colon
Courtesy of The Bermudian

Last updated: January 2021