French transatlantic sailing and steam ship that sank in May 1895 after running aground in the shallows of Cape Corrubedo, located two miles southwest of it. At the time of the shipwreck, he had 130 people on board, of whom 89 died. He came from Le Havre (France) and after having made a stopover in Bordeaux and Guipúzcoa, he was on his way to Carril, in Villagarcía de Arosa (Pontevedra), where they were waiting for him. to ship 200 more emigrants to America. The Ministry of the French Navy awarded the sailor and fisherman Juán José Romano a diploma of gratitude, a medal for bravery and courage (see images) and a safe-conduct that was used to travel free on any French transport, in gratitude for having saved nine men during the shipwreck, having been his ship, "Juana", the only one that came to the rescue. The history of the events has been narrated in works such as "Asolagados Treasures" (Miguel San Claudio) and "Naufragos of Yesteryear" (Juám Campos Calvo Sotelo). Diving is difficult, as the wreck is between 50 and 55 meters deep, with visibility of around 10, and in an area of ​​strong currents. Between the wreckage, visibility is pretty good. Completely dismantled and flattened, the boilers and the machine are the structures that lift the most from the bottom (about 4 meters). The lower deck is made up of a “carpet” made up of plates, pipes, twisted iron, machinery parts, cargo remains (wine bottles, ceramic tiles…) etc.

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Autonomous Community: Galicia

Provincia: La Coruña

Localidad: Cabo Corrubedo


Apelativo: Don Pedro

Año del hundimiento: 1895

Causas: Encallado

Eslora: 100

Manga: 12

Profundidad máxima: 55

Profundidad mínima: 50