Sunday, 30 December 2018

Spanish Civil War: Day-by-Day: 30th December 1938

The Republican destroyer Diez was damaged by the Nationalist cruiser Canarias off the coast near Catalon Bay. The Diez was so badly damaged that she had to be beached to stop her sinking. She was later towed to Gibraltar and remained there, interned, until the end of the war.

The Nationalist cruiser Canarias. Her design was based on the Kent-class heavy cruisers used by the Royal Navy.
The Republican cruiser Diez (full name: Jose Luis Diez). Her design was based on the Scott-class of British Admiralty-type flotilla leaders used by the Royal Navy.


  1. It could be of your interest.

    Sadly, the fascist troops are represented in red color, and the Republicans in blue. When historically the colours must be changed.

    1. Slorm Captain,

      Thanks for the link ... and I agree that the colours should be reversed.

      All the best,



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