Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Ships of the Nationalist and Republican Navies during the Spanish Civil War: Falange (LT 11)/S2-Class Motor Torpedo Boats

S2, S3, S4, and S5 were all built in 1932 for the German Kriegsmarine, and were transferred to the Nationalist Navy in 1936. They were all renamed and renumbered as follows:
  • S2: Falange (LT 11)
  • S3: Oviedo (LT 12)
  • S4: Requete (LT 13)
  • S5: Toledo (LT 14)
Ships’ characteristics:
  • Displacement: 46.5 ton standard; 58 tons deep load
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 91' 8" (26.8m)
    • Beam: 13 '9" (4.2m)
    • Draught: 3' 6" (1.06m)
  • Maximum Speed: 34 knots
  • Armament: 1 x 0.79" (20mm) (1 x 1); 2 x 19.7" (500 mm) Torpedo Tubes
  • Complement: 18
Falange (LT 11 ex-S2) sank on 18th June 1937.
Oviedo (LT 12 ex-S3) survived the Civil War, and was stricken and broken up in the 1940's.
Requete (LT 13 ex-S4) survived the Civil War, and was stricken and broken up in the 1940's.
Toledo (LT 14 ex-S5) survived the Civil War, and was stricken and broken up in the 1940's.

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