Monday, 20 March 2017

Ships of the Nationalist and Republican Navies during the Spanish Civil War: Armed Merchant Cruisers (Part 4)

Mallorca

Mallorca.
Ship’s characteristics:
  • Displacement: 2352 tons
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 311’ 8” (95m)
    • Beam: 38’ 9” (11.8m)
    • Draught: 27’ 6” (8.4m)
  • Speed: 16 knots
  • Armament: 1 x 4” (102mm) (1 x 1); 1 x 3” (76mm) (1 x 1)
Rey Jamie I

Rey Jamie I.
Ship’s characteristics:
  • Displacement: 2320 tons
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 316’ 11” (96.6m)
    • Beam: 37’ 9” (11.5m)
    • Draught: 28’ 6” (8.7m)
  • Speed: 16 knots
  • Armament: 1 x 4" (102mm) (1 x 1); 1 x 3” (76mm) (1 x 1)
Rey Jamie II

Rey Jamie II.
Ship’s characteristics:
  • Displacement: 1548 tons
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 262’ 6” (80m)
    • Beam: 34’ 5” (10.5m)
    • Draught: 21’ 4” (6.5m)
  • Speed: 15 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.

Vicente Puchol

Vicente Puchol.
Ship’s characteristics:
  • Displacement: 1005 tons
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 383’ 5” (86.4m)
    • Beam: 38’ (11.6m)
    • Draught: 22’ 8” (6.9m)
  • Speed: 16 knots
  • Armament: 1 x 4” (102mm) (1 x 1); 2 x 3” (76mm) (2 x 1); 1 x 6 pdr (57mm) (1 x 1); 1 x 4 pdr (47mm) (1 x 1)
Initially used as an Auxiliary Minelayer, she was later converted into an Armed Merchant Cruiser. She captured the 1,743-ton steamer Pomaron on 21st February 1938.

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