Sunday, 8 January 2017

Ships of the Nationalist and Republican Navies during the Spanish Civil War: Antonio Canovas del Castillo-class Gunboats

Built at Cartagena between 1920 and 1923. The original names were shortened c1930 by the omission of the first word of the name. All served in the Nationalist Navy.

Ships' characteristics:
  • Displacement: 1,314 tons standard; 1,335 tons normal
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 251’ 4” (76.6m)
    • Beam: 33’ 9” (10.3m)
    • Draught: 11’ 9” (3.6m)
  • Maximum Speed: 15 knots
  • Armament: 4 x 4” (102mm) (4 x 1); 2 x 3 pdr (47mm) Anti-Aircraft Guns (2 x 1)
  • Complement: 220
Antonio Canovas del Castillo survived the Civil War, and was stricken and broken-up in the late 1950’s.
Jose Canalejas survived the Civil War, and was stricken and broken-up in the late 1950’s.
Eduardo Dato was sunk at Algerciras on 11th August 1936 by Jamie I. She was raised and repaired after the Civil War, and was stricken and broken-up in the late 1950’s.

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