Thursday, 11 August 2016

Spanish Civil War: Day-by-Day: 11th August 1936

The Nationalist gunboat Eduardo Dato was sunk at Algeciras by the Republican battleship Jaime I.

The Eduardo Dato was one of the three gunboats of the Antonio Canovas del Castillo-class that were seized by the Nationalists at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.

Eduardo Dato after modernisation.
Eduardo Dato was salvaged in late August 1936 and taken to Cadiz. She was modernised and returned to service in February 1937.

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