The Saint-Prosper, known as the “Oil Tanker”, since it was transporting 300 tons of crude oil in drums, was a French-flagged steam merchant ship that sank on March 8, 1939 in the Bay of Roses, when it ran into a underwater mine. Her captain decided to stop in the Gulf of Roses to wait out a storm. But she was unaware that she had been mined during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and she collides with a mine that opens a hole in her hull. The ship, broken in half, sinks without the crew having time to escape, 27 crew members die. The wreck, about 60 meters deep on a sandy bottom, is in good condition with the hull covered in algae and numerous remains of fishing gear. Only experienced divers can go down to this depth.

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Autonomous Community: Catalonia

Provincia: Gerona

Localidad: Roses



Apelativo: Petrolero

Año del hundimiento: 1939

Causas: Mina submarina

Año de construcción: 1920

Lugar: William Gray & Co.. Ltd. West Hartlepool (Reino Unido)

Eslora: 106

Manga: 15

Profundidad máxima: 60

Profundidad mínima: 37