Monday, 13 March 2017

Ships of the Nationalist and Republican Navies during the Spanish Civil War: Javier Quiroga (LT 16)/MAS430-Class Motor Torpedo Boats

MAS 435 and MAS 436 were built between 1929 and 1934 for the Royal Italian Navy, and were transferred to the Nationalist Navy on 10th March 1937. MAS 435 was renumbered LT 15 and MAS 436 was renamed Javier Quiroga and given the number LT 16.

Ships’ characteristics:
  • Displacement: 14 tons
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 52' 6" (16m)
    • Beam: 10' 8" (3.25m)
    • Draught: 4’ 1" (1.25m)
  • Maximum Speed: 40 knots
  • Armament: 2 x 0.25" (6.5 mm) Machine Guns (2 x 1); 4 x 17.7" (450 mm) Torpedo Launchers
  • Complement: 13
LT 15 (ex-MAS 435) survived the Civil War, and was stricken and broken-up in the early 1940's.
Javier Quiroga (LT 16 ex-MAS436) sank off Gibraltar on 7th May 1937.

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