Thursday, 21 July 2016

Spanish Civil War: Day-by-Day: 21st July 1936

El Ferrol, the main naval base in the Northwest of Spain, surrendered to the Nationalists. As a result the Nationalists acquired a battleship, Espana, two cruisers, Republica and Almirante Cervera (with another two, Baleares and Canarias, under construction), and a destroyer, Velasco.

The Spanish Battleship Espana.

2 comments:

  1. Good looking ship and a very interesting series you are running. How many will succumb to the temptation due to your writings?

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    1. Jonathan Freitag,

      They were the smallest class of dreadnought battleships built, and managed to get a lot of armament on a small displacement.

      I suspect that quite a few people will have a revised interesting in the Spanish Civil War as a result of the 80th anniversary ... and I am just doing my bit to help them along!

      All the best,

      Bob

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