Saturday, 17 June 2017

Spanish Civil War: Day-by-Day: 17th June 1937

The Republican battleship Jaime I blew up and sank at Cartagena.

Jamie I at anchor.


  1. Nice photo of an interesting looking early Dreadnought. Do you know the cause of the explosion?

    1. William Stewart,

      The Spanish dreadnoughts were the smallest built, and were barely larger that the last of the pre-dreadnoughts.

      The ship had been damaged as a result of a Nationalist air attack, and was being repaired. A small internal explosion started a fire which did extensive damage. There were accusations of sabotage, but they were never substantiated.

      All the best,



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