Croatia,Adriatic Sea

The steamship Caraqua was built by Rijkee & Co in Rotterdam as build number 94 and launched in December 1899 for the company NV Koninklijke West Indische Maildienst. She changed owners several times during her career, and ended up in Italy in 1930 under the name Totonno. In second world war she was requisitioned by Regia Marina in June 1940. Under a journey to Dubrovnik loaded with tractors,machine parts and bicycles for the Italian troops, she hit an Italian mine after a navigational error outside the city of Dubrovnik 15.February 1943. The wreck rest today in two parts on a depth of 23 to 52 meter west of Dubrovnik near the island Grebeni.

Former names:
Curaqao,Achille Bayert,
Francesco Imparata
203,8 x 33,0 x 10,6 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
674 grt Rotterdam ( NL ) 1899 ( IT )

Picture: Curaqua
Kroonvarders NL

Last updated: March 2019