Monte Cervantes

Argentina,South America

Monte Cervantes was a Monte class ocean liner laid down by Blohm& Voss in Hamburg, and was launched in 1928 for Hamburg Sudamerikanische Dampfschifffahrt Gesellchaft. She was assigned to operate the company's route between Germany and Argentina. Under a journey from Buenos Aires to Ushaia, shehit ground at Pan de Indio in the Beagle channel 22. January 1930. The ship stood firmly stuck and slowly began to sink. Orders to abandon ship was given and all the 1117 passengers and 330 crew left the unfortunate ship without injuries. The following day she sank in shallow waters. Some salvage on the wreck was done in the early 1950's and in 1954 her stern section was re-floated and towed towards Ushaia. En route she capsized and disappeared in the deep. The stern was found in 2000 and rest today upside down in the Beagle channel southeast of Les Elecleurs lighthouse on a depth of 115 meter. The remains of her bow and mid section rest today in shallow waters at Pan de Indio.

Former names:
Monte Cervantes

500,4 x 65,7 x 37,9 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
113913 grt
Hamburg ( D ) 1928
Hamburg ( D )

Last updated: February 2021