Some years before, the PONTA DE SAGRES was news in the press too, because she was in risk of being wrecked near the Azores, owing having made water, but fortunately she reached
The PONTA DE SAGRES was built by Mr. José de Lemos, Faro, in 1947, as a wooden two mast auxiliary schooner for Sociedade Algarvia de Navegação.,Lda, Faro. About three years before the vessel having been transferred to Messrs. Vieira Pita, Lda, Faro, and she was converted in a two holds coaster with a new 6 cylinder diesel engine of 400 HP. Later a new propeller was installed to increase her speed.
The PONTA DE SAGRES had the following particulars: Tonnages, gross 298,63; net 163,45 and LOA
Meanwhile in 1968, her owners purchased from Secil-Cia. Geral de Cal e Cimento, Setubal, the motor-coaster SECIL, 47m/427gt, completed in 04/1938 by the De Haan & Oerlemans, Heusden, The Netherlands, being renamed DAVID NUNES, in order to replace the ill-fated PONTA DE SAGRES. The "DAVID NUNES" was deleted from LR in 1988.
The two masts auxilary schooner "PONTA DE SAGRES" in her earlier days. /Press image/.
The wooden motor-coaster "PONTA DE SAGRES" outbound river Douro, Oporto, with a shipment of dust coal. in the 60s./My photo/.