Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Ships of the Nationalist and Republican Navies during the Spanish Civil War: Calvo Sotelo-class Gunboat

Built at Cadiz between 1934 and 1936 for the Mexican Navy, she was taken over on the outbreak of the Civil War and served with the Nationalist Navy.

Ship’s characteristics:
  • Displacement: 1,600 tons standard; 2,000 tons full load
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 303’ (92.4m)
    • Beam: 40’ (12.2m)
    • Draught: 10’ (3.1m)
  • Maximum Speed: 20 knots
  • Armament: 4 x 4” (102 mm) (4 x 1); 2 x 2.9” (75 mm) Anti-Aircraft Guns (2 x 1); 3 x 0.8” (20 mm) Anti-Aircraft Guns (3 x 1)
  • Complement: 141
Calvo Sotelo survived the Civil War, and was stricken and broken-up in the late 1950’s.

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