Monday, 12 December 2016

Ships of the Nationalist and Republican Navies during the Spanish Civil War: Churruca-class Destroyers

The class was built at Cartagena between 1924 and 1936. The design was based upon the British Scott-Class destroyer leaders.

Destroyer Jose Luis Diez.
Destroyer Lepanto.
Destroyer Almirante Antequera.
Destroyer Ciscar.
  • Displacement: 1,590 tons standard; 2,175 tons full load
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 333’ (101.5m)
    • Beam: 31’9” (9.7m)
    • Draught: 10’6” (3.2m)
  • Speed: 36 kts
  • Armament: 5 x 4.7” (120mm) (5 x 1); 1 x 3” (76mm) Anti-Aircraft Gun (1 x 1); 6 x 21” (533mm) Torpedo Tubes (2 x 3)
  • Complement: 175
All the ships in the class served in the Republican Navy.
Sanchez Barcaiztegui survived the Civil War, and was stricken and broken-up in the 1960’s.
Almirante Juan Ferrandiz was sunk by the Canarias in the Straits of Gibraltar on 29th September 1936.
Jose Luis Diez was dadly damaged by the Canarias off Catalon Bay on 30th December 1938. She was beached to stop her sinking, and was later towed to Gibraltar where she was interned. She was repaired after the Civil War, and was stricken and broken-up in the 1960’s.
Lepanto survived the Civil War, and was stricken and broken-up in the 1950’s.
Alcala Galiano survived the Civil War, and was stricken and broken-up in the 1950’s.
Almirante Valdes survived the Civil War, and was stricken and broken-up in the 1950’s.
Churruca survived the Civil War, and was stricken and broken-up in the 1960’s.
Almirante Antequera survived the Civil War, and was stricken and broken-up in the 1960’s.
Almirante Miranda survived the Civil War, and was stricken and broken-up in the 1970’s.
Gravina survived the Civil War, and was stricken and broken-up in the 1960’s.
Escano survived the Civil War, and was stricken and broken-up in the 1960’s.
Ulloa survived the Civil War, and was stricken and broken-up in the 1960’s.
Jorge Juan survived the Civil War, and was stricken and broken-up in the 1950’s.
Ciscar was sunk by Nationalist bombers at Gijon on 21st October 1937. She was repaired after the Civil War, and was wrecked in the 1950’s.

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