Sunday, 18 December 2016

Ships of the Nationalist and Republican Navies during the Spanish Civil War: No. 1-class Torpedo Boats

The class were built at Cartagena between 1911 and 1919. 8 sister-ships had been discarded and scrapped before 1936.

Ships' characteristics:
  • Displacement: 177 tons normal
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 164’ (50m)
    • Beam: 16’6” (5m)
    • Draught: 6’4” (1.9m)
  • Maximum Speed: 26 kts
  • Armament: 3 x 3 pdr (47mm) (3 x 1); 3 x 18” (457mm) Torpedo Tubes (1 x 2, 1 x 1)
  • Complement: 31
No. 2: Served in the Nationalist Navy. Survived the Civil War, and stricken and broken-up in the early 1940’s.
No. 3: Served in the Republican Navy. Wrecked in the Bidosa River during September 1936.
No. 4: Laid up and never commissioned. Scuttled at Cartagena at the end of the Civil War.
No. 7: Served in the Nationalist Navy. Survived the Civil War, and stricken and broken-up in the 1940’s.
No. 9: Served in the Republican Navy. Survived the Civil War, and stricken and broken-up in the 1940’s.
No. 13: Laid up and never commissioned Survived the Civil War, and stricken and broken-up in the 1940’s.
No. 14: Served in the Republican Navy. Survived the Civil War, and stricken and broken-up in the 1940’s.
No. 16: Served in the Republican Navy. Survived the Civil War, and stricken and broken-up in the 1940’s.
No. 17: Served in the Republican Navy. Survived the Civil War, and stricken and broken-up in the 1940’s.
No. 18: Laid up and never commissioned Survived the Civil War, and stricken and broken-up in the early 1940’s.
No. 19: Served in the Nationalist Navy. Survived the Civil War, and stricken and broken-up in the 1940’s.
No. 20: Served in the Republican Navy. Scuttled at Porman at the end of the Civil War.
No. 21: Served in the Republican Navy. Scuttled at Porman at the end of the Civil War.
No. 22: Served in the Republican Navy. Scuttled at Porman at the end of the Civil War.

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