Sunday, 19 March 2017

Ships of the Nationalist and Republican Navies during the Spanish Civil War: Armed Merchant Cruisers (Part 3)

Galerna

Galerna.
Ship’s characteristics:
  • Displacement: 1,204 tons
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 230’ 8” (70.3m)
    • Beam: 34’ 1” (10.4m)
    • Draught: -
  • Speed: 10 knots
  • Armament: 2 x 4” (102mm) (2 x 1); 2 x 3 pdr (47mm) (2 x 1)
J J Sister

J J Sister.
One of the guns carried by J J Sister whilst she operated as an Armed Merchant Cruiser.
Ship’s characteristics:
  • Displacement: 1,554 tons
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 283’ 6” (86.4m)
    • Beam: 38’ (11.6m)
    • Draught: 22’ 8” (6.9m)
  • Speed: 16 knots
  • Armament: 2 x 4" (102mm) (2 x 1)
Captured by the Nationalist Cruiser Canarias on 18th September 1937 and converted into an Armed Merchant Cruiser.

Malaspina

Ship’s characteristics:
  • Displacement: 998 tons
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 224’ (68.3m)
    • Beam: 35’ 1” (10.7m)
    • Draught: -
  • Speed: 12.5 knots
  • Armament: 2 x 4" (102mm) (2 x 1); 1 x 6 pdr (57mm) (1 x 1)

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