Name: El Argentino
Owner: Houlder Brothers & Co Ltd, London
Builder: Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Govan
Yard number: 629
Launched: 11 January 1928
Fate: Bombed and sunk on 26 July 1943
General characteristics
Tonnage: 9501 GRT
Length: 431 ft (131.37 m)
Beam: 64 ft (19.51 m)
Depth: 35 ft (10.67 m)
Propulsion: Fairfield/Sulzer oil engines 2SCSA 6cy

MV El Argentino was a cargo ship operated by the English Houlder Line.[1]

El Argentino was built at the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Govan, Glasgow for the chilled meat trade between Argentina, Uruguay and Britain.[2][3] She was 9,501 tons and fitted with Fairfield/Sulzer diesel engines.[4] She was sailing in ballast as part of convoy OS 52 km from Glasgow to Montevideo, when she was attacked by German aircraft north west of Lisbon on 26 July 1943. She was bombed and sunk with the loss of four of her crew.


  1. ^ [1] Archived 25 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ [2][dead link]
  3. ^ Houlder Line – Houlder Brothers & Co. Timetableimages.com (9 June 2012).
  4. ^ mv EL ARGENTINO built by Fairfield Govan Clydebuilt Ships Database. Clydesite.co.uk (26 July 1943).