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Old 29-01-2010, 10:24
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Destructor Class (1885)

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In the second half of the nineteenth century the development of torpedoes and a new type of ship, the torpedo-boat, forcing the main navies to find ways to protect your capital ships. In Spain, lieutenant Fernando Villamil conceived in 1885 the idea of a new type of ship anti-torpedo action. Commissioner to the UK by the Minister of Marine, developed the project of a ship of 350 tons, able to reach 23 knots, as fast as any torpedo-boat, best armed and most seafaring conditions. The new unit was called Destructor (Destroyer) and her keel was laid down at the shipyards of Glasgow Thompson in late 1885. The Destructor was a boat ahead of its time, and after being put into service in 1887 or even the Royal Navy would have similar units until 1892, with the HMS Havoc and the HMS Hornet.

Structure
Displacement: 360/458 tons.
Length: 58.74 m
Beam: 7,63 m
Draft: 1,10 m

Armament
1x90 mm, 4x57 mm 2x37 mm guns. 3x381 mm torpedo tubes.

Propulsion
Two triple-expansion engines, fed by four boilers type locomotive, which supplied two axes 3800 hp

Speed
23 knots.

Range
At 10 knots was 5500 miles.

Only one ship of this class was built : Destructor.



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Destructor (1887-1908)

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Builder: Thompson (Glasgow)
Laid down:: 12.1885
Launched: 29/07/1886
Commissioned: 19/01/1887
Decommissioned: 01/01/1908
Fate : Scrapping

History:
Commissioned 29.01.1887.
On 30/08/1890 she survived in a fierce storm off Cape Machichaco.
She was not involved in War with the U.S.
Decommissioned on 1908.

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Terror Class (1885)

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At the risk of an armed conflict with the U.S. for the crisis in Cuba in 1895 was ordered to build a couple of destroyers, along the lines of the British destroyers "class A".

Structure.
Displacement: 380 Tons.
Length: 68,27 m
Beam: 6,71 m
Draft: 1,67 m

Armament.
2x75 mm, 2x 57mm, 2x 37 mm guns. 2x356 mm torpedo tubes.

Propulsion.
Two triple expansion vertical engine, powered by four boilers supplying two axes with 7000 hp . As auxiliary rig across the Atlantic were added four suits removable.

Speed.
29 knots.

Two vessels Wwere built of this class: Terror and Furor.



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Terror (1886-1924)

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Builder: Thompson (Glasgow)
Laid down: 11/12/1895
Launched: 10/08/1896
Commissioned: 17/12/1896
Decommissioned: 1924
Fate: Scrapping

History:
At the start of hostilities with the United States was ordered to join the fleet of Cervera in Cape Verde for Cuba. It departed from Cadiz on 12/03/1898. A failure forced him to call at Martinique and leave the squadron. Completed repairs and remaining blocked Cervera in Santiago went to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where it arrived on 25/05/1898. Devoid of his pieces of 75 mm, which had been cleared for the Atlantic crossing aboard a cruise, the cruise left the port with Isabel II on 12.06.1898 to meet the American cruiser Saint Paul, who stood blocking the port. Terror tried a torpedo attack unsuccessfully, resulting hit by several shells that caused two deaths and several injuries. He later managed the blockade and take refuge in Martinique, where he remained until the end of the war. He returned to Spain on 15.09.1898.
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Furor (1896-1898)

Builder: Thompson (Glasgow)
Laid down: 11/12/1895
Launched: 07/08/1896
Commissioned: 16/12/1896
Decommissioned: 03/07/1898
Fate: Sunk in combat

History:
At the start of hostilities with the United States was ordered to join the fleet of Cervera in Cape Verde for Cuba, as the flagship of the division of destroyers under the command of Captain Villamil. It departed from Cadiz on 12/03/1898. Along with the rest of the squadron arrived in Santiago and was blocked there by the fleet of Admiral Sampson. Participated in the Battle of 03/07/1898. She left the port next to Pluto as the last ship of the squadron of destroyers. Received fire from heavy guns of U.S. battleships. She soon lost the government and one of their machines, and quickly sank. Among the missing was Captain Villamil, the designer of the Destructor.


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Audaz Class (Terror Class B) (1896)

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At the imminence of the War with the U.S., in 1896 was decided to extend the Terror class with the construction of two new pairs of the same class destroyers. It followed the previous model, based in the Royal Navy "Class A", with slight changes in its size, design something more big and heavy.

Structure.
Displacement: 450 Tons.
Length: 69,79 m
Beam: 6,71 m
Draft: 1,91 m

Armament.
2x75 mm, 4x57 mm guns. 2x356 mm torpedo tubes.

Propulsion.
Two triple expansion engine, fed by four boilers, which provided 7000 hp to two shafts.

Speed.
29 knots

There were four vessels in this class: Audaz, Osado, Pluton, Proserpina

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Audaz (1898-1924)

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Builder: Thompson (Glasgow)
Laid down: 06/06/1896
Launched: 01/03/1898
Commissioned: 08/03/1898
Decommissioned: 06/06/1924
Fate: Scrapping

History:
In his initial route to Spain was severely damaged in a storm.
At the start of hostilities with the United States in 1898 was ordered to depart to the Philippines. She was ordered back before reaching the Suez Canal.
In 1909 she was integrated into the Naval Forces in North Africa Operations. In 1913 he participated in bombing operations against the North Morocoo coast.
In 1922 she intervened in the operations at Spanish Protectorate in Morocoo.
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Osado (1898-1924)
Builder: Thompson (Glasgow)
Laid down: 1896
Launched: 06/05/1897
Commissioned: 08/03/1898
Decommissioned: 01/01/1925
Fate: Scrapping

History:
At the start of hostilities with the United States in 1898 was ordered to depart to the Philippines. She was ordered back before reaching the Suez Canal.
In 1909 she was integrated into the Naval Forces in North Africa Operations. In 1913 participated in bombing operations against the North Morocoo coast.
In 1923 she survived a major storm that was about to cause his loss.
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Plutón (1897-1898)
Builder: Thompson (Glasgow)
Launched: 13/07/1897
Commissioned: 29/12/1897
Decommissioned: 03/07/1898
Fate: Missing in action

History:
At the start of hostilities with the United States was ordered to join the fleet of Admiral Cervera in Cabo Verde, for Cuba, as part of the division of destroyers under the command of Captain Villamil. She departed from Cadiz on 12/03/1898. Along with the rest of the squadron arrived in Santiago and was blocked there by the fleet of Admiral Sampson.
On the night of 2 to 3 June, she participated alongside the cruiser Reina Mercedes in action to prevent the americans blocking the entrance to the sinking of the Merrimac merchant. He threw two of torpedoes made at least one hit-target, which prevented the success of the U.S. maneuver.
Participated in the Battle of 03/07/1898. She left the port along the Furor as lasts ships of the squadron. She received fire from heavy guns of the U.S. battleships and fit a shell of 320 mm from USS Indiana. The ship lost one of its boilers and was practically split in two. Still could run aground on some rocks near the coast, allowing the rescue of survivors.
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Proserpina (1898-1931)
Builder: Thompson (Glasgow)
Laid down: 1896
Launched: 23/10/1897
Commissioned: 08/02/1898
Decommissioned: 05.1931
Fate: Scrapping

History
At the start of hostilities with the United States in 1898 was ordered to depart to the Philippines. She was ordered back before reaching the Suez Canal.
In 1913 she participated in bombing operations against the North Morocoo coast.
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I would have to agree with Mik on this thread!

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Bustamante Class (1908)

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The Bustamante Class was part of the first serious attempt to rebuild the Armada after the Desastre of 1898. In 1908 was approved the construction of three destroyers. The work was ordered to the Sociedad Española de Construcción Naval, a company of mostly British capital installed in Spain after 1898. Units were poor quality compared to those built in other navies, slower and with worse seaworthiness.

Structure.
Displacement: 370/548 tons.
Length: 67,45 m
Beam: 6,75 m
Draft: 2,1 m

Armament.
5x57 mm guns. 2x450 mm torpedo tubes.

Propulsion.
They had a group of Parsons steam turbine type, fed by four boilers supplying 8770 hp. three axes

Speed.
28 knots.

Range.
1000 miles.

It was built three vessels of this class. All three were baptized with the names of commanders killed in action in the war with United States. Bustamante, Villamil and Cadarso


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Bustamante (1914-1930)

Builder: Sociedad Española de Construcción Naval (Cartagena)
Laid down: 25/08/1911
Launched: 03/01/1913
Commissioned: 23/03/1914
Decommissioned: 20/10/1930
Fate: Scrapping

History:
She participated in various campaigns in the North Morocoo (1921-1925).
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Villamil (1916-1932)

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Builder: Sociedad Española de Construcción Naval (Cartagena)
Laid down: 25/11/1912
Launched: 10/12/1913
Commissioned: 16/08/1916
Decommissioned: late 1932
Fate: Scrapping

History
She participated in various campaigns in the North Morocoo (1921-1925).
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Cadarso (1917-1930)

Builder: Sociedad Española de Construcción Naval (Cartagena)
Laid down: 24/09/1913
Launched: 18/12/1914
Commissioned: 25/08/1917
Decommissioned: late 1930
Fate: Scrapping

History:
She participated in various campaigns in the North Morocoo (1921-1925).
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Alsedo Class (1915)

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Its construction was entrusted to the Sociedad Española de Construcción Naval of Cartagena. They were similars to the units that were intervening in the WW1. They were the first "real" Armada destroyers, fast but poorly armed. In 1940-1943 were subjected to an intense program of modernization.

Structure
Displacement: 1164 Tons.
Length: 86.26 m
Beam: 8.23 m
Draft: 2.74 m

Armament
3x101.6 mm/40 cal 2x47 mm anti-aircraft guns, 2x450 mm torpedo tubes. 60 mines on rails on deck.
In 1940-1943 added 3x20 mm anti-aircraft guns. It also added two mortars launching depth charges.

Propulsion
They were the first ships of the Navy that used fuel oil only. They had two sets of Parsons turbines powered by four Yarrow type boilers 33,000 hp supplying two axes.

Speed
37 knots.

Range
2,500 miles.

He built three vessels of this class, which continued the tradition, baptized the destroyers with the names of historical commanders of the Navy: Alsedo, Velasco and Lazaga.

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Alsedo (1924-1957)


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Builder: Sociedad Española de Construcción Naval (Cartagena)
Laid down: 26/05/1920
Launched: 21/10/1922
Commissioned: 22/08/1924
Decommissioned: 24/05/1957
Fate: Scrapping

History:
Participated in the landing of Al Hoceima in northern Morocco, the 09/09/1925.
In July 1936 she was stationed in Cartagena, commanded by Lieutenant Commander Cano-Manuel. At news of the mutiny of the troops in North Morocoo Protectorate received orders to go to Almeria to support the authority of the Civil Governor. She left Cartagena for the afternoon of 18th. In Almería the commander was visited by two army officers, who invited him to join the rebelion. This conversation was overheard by crew members. Then received orders to go to Malaga and join the destroyer Sánchez Barcaiztegui, whose crew had taken the command of the ship. The destroyer reached Málaga late on 19th. Moved at Sánchez Barcaiztegui, the commander was arrested there. As the deputy commander and other officers was arrested by the ship's crew, who formed a committee led by Corporal Ivars. The next morning, July 20th, the command was assumed by Sub-Lieutenant Caso.
During the war he appeared in side missions in the Mediterranean without ever taking action. Their artillery was gradually dismantled to rebuild other units. At the end of the war was in Cartagena in disrepair.
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Velasco (1924-1957)

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Builder: Sociedad Española de Construcción Naval (Cartagena)
Laid down: 06/07/1920
Launched: 16/06/1923
Commissioned: 27/12/1924
Decommissioned: 09/04/1957
Fate: Scrapping

History:
Participated in the landing of Al Hoceima on 09.09.1925. She was approached by the gunboat Canalejas, which gave him a big leak and forced her to retire.
In July 1936 she was in Ferrol to make a repair. The crew remained at the command of commander Calderon on the 18th. Submitted to the fires of battleship España and cruiser Almirante Cervera, in the early hours of 21th part of the crew was sent to the Arsenal, from which facilitated the takeover of the Arsenal by the insurgents.
In the following months she performed in the Cantabrian coast guard missions, traffic control, mining and bombing of ports. Participate in the sinking of the submarine B-6 off the Cabo Peñas 19/09/1936. In september 1937 she joined the Nationalist Fleet in the Mediterranean in escort missions, traffic control, mining and bombing of ports. In october 1938 returned to Ferrol to works of great buoyancy and modernization. He did not participate in further operations in the war.
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Lazaga (1925-1961)

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Builder: Sociedad Española de Construcción Naval (Cartagena)
Laid down: 15/10/1920
Launched: 06/03/1924
Commissioned: 17/08/1925
Decommissioned: 20/02/1961
Fate: Scrapping

History:
In July 1936 she was stationed at Cartagena to carry out mayor works repair. The 17th was fixed at Arsenal. Their commander, Commander García Freire, favorable to the rebelion, made the ship in a center of support to the rebels at Arsenal, led by Captain Galan. At 13.00 hours on 18th was the proclamation of General Franco by calling the uprising on the Peninsula, and the radio message was transferred to Galan, who tried to gain control of the Arsenal. However, the strong performance of the base commander, Rear Admiral Molins, prevented the success of this attempt. The rebels officers then took refuge in the Lazaga. The morning of 20th sailors groups take control of the base. By noon Admiral Molins requires the surrender of the destroyer, and her command was assumed by Lieutenant-enginer Fajardo, and the lieutenant Guitart few days later.
She moved to Almeria, from which performs escort duties, traffic control and shore bombardment. After the loss of Republican battleship Jaime I returned to Cartagena. She fought italian submarine Finzi on 20/08/1937 and participated in the battle of Cabo de Palos on 06/03/1938, framed in the Second Fleet destroyers.
In May 1938 he suffered a serious breakdown in their machines, so it remained in secondary tasks on the basis of Cartagena to the end of the war. In March 1939 was damaged in a bombardment of the Nationalist aviation.

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Nice work. I know very little about the Spanish Navy ships or history. Keep up the good work.

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Churruca Class (1922)


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In 1922 was approved the construction of a serie of three destroyers (destroyers type J). The design chosen was an improved version of the British destroyers Scott class, drawing on experience gained in the course of operations of the WW1 by the Royal Navy. This ships were splendid, perhaps the best built by spanish shipyards. They were very seaworthy boats, good sail, well armed and excellent shooting platforms.

Structure
Displacement: 1536/1800 tons.
Length: 101.98 m
Beam: 9.67 m
Draft: 3 m

Armament
5x120 mm/45 cal. 1x76 mm/45 cal. aa. 2x3x533 mm torpedo mounts. Two mortars launched depth charges.

Propulsión
It had two groups of three turbines, powered by four Yarrow boilers, 42,000 hp.

Speed
36 knots.

Range
4,500 miles.

Nine ships were built in this class, Cervantes (sold to Armada Argentina in 1927), Juan de Garay (sold to Armada Argentina in 1927), Sanchez Barcaiztegui, José Luis Díez, Almirante Ferrandiz, Lepanto, Churruca, Alcala Galiano, Almirante Valdes.

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Sánchez Barcaiztegui (1928-1964)

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Builder: Sociedad Española de Construcción Naval (Cartagena)
Laid down: 30/04/1924
Launched: 23/07/1926
Commissioned: 29/09/1928
Decommissioned: 01/07/1964
Fate: Scrapping

History
In July 1936 she was in Cartagena, in command of commander Fernando Bastarrache. On the night of 17th is given orders of the Ministro de Marina that destroyers highlight to block rebels ports in the Protectorate. On the morning of 19th, the commander of the ship decided to enter in Melilla port and join the rebellion. Once the ship docked the commander reads the proclamation of General Franco to the crew. At that time the crew forced departure of the ship. Once the sea commander and officers are arrested, taking over the Ensign Calderón.
During the war she served as escort, traffic control and bombing of enemy ports, all in the Mediterranean. On 25/04/1937 she met with nationalist cruisers Canarias and Baleares of which she could escape and get to Cartagena. On 16/09/1937, at work escorting a convoy, she met with the cruise Canarias, which was hit which caused minor damage. On 06/03/1938 took part in the battle of Cabo de Palos, enlisted in Second Fleet destroyers. In March 1939, received a bomb aircraft in the arsenal of Cartagena.
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José Luis Díaz (1929-1965)

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Builder: Sociedad Española de Construccion Naval (Cartagena)
Laid down: 11/04/1927
Launched: 08/25/1928
Commissioned: 09/13/1929
Decommissioned: 12/01/1965
Fate: Scrapping

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On 04/04/1932 she almost was lost in a storm off the coast of Ibiza, she did run aground on the island.
In July 1936 she was in dry dock in Cartagena, under the command of commander Carré. In the afternoon of 19 the commander ordered your officiers to disarm the sailors hoping to join the rebellion, but was jaied by the crew.
In August 1936 moved to Malaga, from where it operated in the Gibraltar Strait. She passed to the Biscay Gulf 21/09/1936 with part of the Republican fleet. In 02/03/1937 fought national destroyer Velasco. A few days later, citing problems with the machines, the commander interned the ship into the port of Bordeaux. He and chief engineer fled to the Nationalist side. Returned to Santander. On 31/05/1937 the basque government takes control of the ship, which is captured by a basque crew. On 06/07/1937 she met with the nationalist cruiser Almirante Cervera, and escape thanks her superior speed. On June 15th, against orders from the Admiralty, leaves Bilbao port for France with refugees. There deserted the commander and part of the officers. In July, dissolved the Basque government, re-embark on the original crew. The 28/08/1937 is hit by a bomb in the port of El Musel, Gijón. The next day sails, and the commander, according to the crew decides to head to the English port of Falmouth, where part of the crew deserted. On September 27th happens to Le Havre to repairs.
In Le Havre remains almost a year, until 20/08/1938. Disguised as british destroyer she travel for the Gibraltar Strait. On the night of 26 reached the Strait, where much of the National Fleet expects her. It was discovered at about 0127 hours on 27th near Punta Europa by the Nationalist destroyer Ceuta, who gave the alarm. Soon afterwards she was spotted by the national cruise Canarias, which immediately opened fire, fitting an impact of 203 mm in the port bow at the height of the water line that opened a large hole. With low speed and forward sunk refuges in Gibraltar. She remained locked until 12/29/1938 while being repaired. Forced to sail was immediately attacked by nationalist units, being addressed by the miner Vulcano. Was hit by two 88 mm that resulted in damage to machinery. The commander decided to run aground in the Playa de los Catalanes, to the east of the Rock. Immediately the British authorities seized the ship for their internment. It was delivered to the National Fleet 25/03/1939
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Almirante Ferrándiz (1929-1936)

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Builder: Sociedad Española de Construcción Naval (Cartagena)
Laid down: 09/01/1927
Launched: 05/21/1928
Commissioned: 08/19/1929
Decommissioned: 09/28/1936
Fate: Sunk in combat

History:
In July 1936 she was in Cartagena. 15th their commander, Captain Galan, the main support of the rebels at Arsenal, was dismissed. The next day, 16th, was ordered to sail to Barcelona to support the Civil authority. At news of North Morocco in the early morning of 18th returned to Cartagena. The ship under the command of Ensign Barbastro reached Tangier on 21th. Based on this port first, and then in Malaga, carries out block and control traffic between the Protectorate and the Peninsula.
On the morning of September 28th had been patrolling the Strait, when at 0620 sighted an enemy cruiser and reverses the course towards the Mediterranean. The cruiser, which was the Canarias, which was assumed in the Bay of Biscay, opens fire at 0640 to 23.000 m. Despite evasive maneuvers, the destroyer received six 203 mm hit. She sank at 0930, east of Gibraltar. The Canarias collected 31 survivors, and the French liner Koutubia 29, including their commander.
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Lepanto (1930-1957)

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Builder: Sociedad Española de Construcción Naval (Cartagena)
Laid down: 19/07/1928
Launched: 09/11/1929
Commissioned: 07/08/1930
Decommissioned: 24/05/1957
Fate: Scrapping

History
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In July 1936 she was based in Cartagena, under the command of Captain Fuentes, loyal to the government. The 16th was ordered to Almeria from supporting the civil authority. In the afternoon of 17th is given the order blocking Melilla. The officers mutinied try to break into the rebel port. Then the crew refuses to follow orders and keep the ship off the port. On 20th docked in Malaga, where the officers were arrested, but their commander, who continues to command.
Based in Cartagena, performed tasks of traffic control, escort and shore bombardment during the war. 09/07/1937 took part in fighting against the nationalist cruiser Baleares at Cabo Cherchel. She participated in the battle of Cabo de Palos on 05/03/1938 and released three of the twelve torpedoes who sank the nationalist cruiser Baleares.
After the war, on 26/06/1946, in maneuvers, crashed with the submarine C-4, causing immediate collapse of sub and loss of all crew. The subsequent court martial found no liability.
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Churruca (1931-1963)

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Builder: Sociedad Española de Construcción Naval (Cartagena)
Laid down: 28/01/1929
Launched: 20/07/1929
Commissioned: 30/06/1931
Decommissioned: 29/10/1963
Fate: Scrapping

History:
In July 1936 she was based in Cartagena commanded by Captain Barreto. On the 15th night was ordered to Cadiz to supporting the civil authority. The afternoon of 17th arrives at Ceuta, whose entrance was surprised by the declaration of martial law by the insurgents. On the morning of 18th destroyer enters in the port and its commander joins the rebellion. That same night shipped the Primer Tabor de Regulares (moroccan troops battalion) for Cadiz. There the commander rejected the offer to board of a section of legionnaires as security force. In the open sea on his return to Ceuta the crew mutinied and arrested its officers.
Back in Cartagena, performed tasks of traffic control, escort and shore bombardment during the remainder of the war. 09/07/1937 took part in fighting against the cruiser Baleares at Cabo Cherchel. On 12/08/1937 he was attacked by an Italian submarine near Cartagena, fitting the impact of a torpedo, which caused damage to the boilers, with four killed and eight wounded. Spent the rest of the war in the Arsenal in Cartagena.
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Alcalá Galiano (1931-1957)

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Builder: Sociedad Española de Construcción Naval (Cartagena)
Laid down: 5/15/1929
Launched: 12/20/1929
Commissioned: 9/23/1931
Decommissioned: 6/18/1957
Fate: Scrapping

History:
In July 1936 she was based in Cartagena commanded by Captain Sánchez-Ferragut. On 20th the crew mutinied and arrested its officers.
On 08/05/1936 patrollyng west of the Strait of Gibraltar, intercepted a convoy of rebel troops escorted by the gunboat Dato. Harassed by the fire of the gunboat and several aircraft, the destroyer broke contact, allowing the arrival in the peninsula for much of the Legion's forces in Morocco.
Back in Cartagena, performed tasks of traffic control, escort and shore bombardment during the remainder of the war. In June 1938, sent as a convoy escort, was taken by the liner Magallanes, which caused severe damage. She remained in dry dock in Cartagena for the rest of the war.
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Almirante Valdés (1933-1957)

Builder: Sociedad Española de Construcción Naval (Cartagena)
Laid down: 2/3/1930
Launched: 9/8/1930
Commissioned: 3/17/1933
Decommissioned: 12/11/1957
Fate: Scrapping

History:
In July 1936 she was based in Cartagena commanded by Captain-lieutenant Taviel de Andrade. The dawn of the 18th sails to Melilla, where she arrived in the afternoon. In agreement with its officers, the commander gives the order to enter the port with the intention of joining the military rebellion. Just docked the destroyer, the crew, worried by the presence of groups of armed legionnaires, cast off and leave the dock. She is stranded on a cliff, but was released with the help of a merchant, allowing the escape. The commander and officers were then arrested.
Back in Cartagena, performed tasks of traffic control, escort and shore bombardment during the remainder of the war. 09/07/1937 took part in fighting against the cruiser Baleares at Cabo Cherchel.
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Churruca Class (1929)

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In 1929 was approved the construction of two additional destroyers of the Churruca Class, with a series of modifications and improvements, especially in regard to armaments. Shortly after authorizing the extension of the series with five units more.

Structure.
Displacement: 1676/1800 tons.
Length: 101.98 m
Beam: 9.67 m
Draft: 3 m

Armament.
4x120 mm/45 cal. 2x76 mm/45 cal. aa. 2x3x533 mm. torpedo mounts, two mortar launching depth charges.

Propulsion
Two groups of three turbines, powered by four Yarrow boilers, two shafts, 42000 hp.

Speed
36 knots.

Range

4500 miles.

Seven ships were built in this class: Almirante Antequera, Almirante Miranda, Gravina, Escaño, Ulloa, Jorge Juan, and Císcar



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Almirante Antequera 1935-1965

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Builder: Sociedad española de Construcción Naval (Cartagena)
Laid down: 04/01/1930
Launched: 29/12/1930
Commissioned: 30/05/1935
Decommissioned: 01/12/1965
Fate: Scrapping

History:
In July 1936 she was stationed in Santander, under the command of Captain Núñez de la Puente. Received orders to go to the Strait of Gibraltar, arriving on 21th. Dominated by the ship's crew, the commander and the officers attempted to land, but were arrested.
Back in Cartagena, performed tasks of traffic control, escort and shore bombardment during the remainder of the war. In early March 1937 was highlighted Santander load of ammunition, but a malfunction caused him to take refuge in Casablanca 9. She remained there until July 8th, and could run the nationalist blockade of the Straits disguised as British destroyer. 07.09.1937 took part in fighting against the cruiser Baleares at Cape Cherchel. On 17/07/1937 she met with the cruise Canarias, and hit by shrapnel. She participate in the battle of Cape Palos on 03/05/1938 and released five of the twelve torpedoes who sank the nationalist cruiser Baleares.
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Almirante Miranda 1936-1970

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Builder: Sociedad española de Construcción Naval (Cartagena)
Laid down: 23/01/1931
Launched: 20/10/1931
Commissioned: 25/07/1936
Decommissioned: 02/03/1970
Fate: Scrapping

History
In July 1936 was nearly completed and was enlisted with provisional artillery from the old battleship España.
From Cartagena, performed tasks of traffic control, escort and shore bombardment during the remainder of the war. 07.09.1937 took part in fighting against the cruiser Baleares at Cape Cherchel.
At 07/12/1957 she intervened in the Agadir demostration during de Sidi Ifni war
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Gravina 1936-1963

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Builder: Sociedad española de Construcción Naval (Cartagena)
Laid down: 01/06/01/1931
Launched: 24/12/1931
Commissioned: 24/08/24/1936
Decommissioned: 31/10/1963
Fate: Scrapping

History
In July 1936 was in the final stages of artillery. In September she was stationed in the Strait of Gibraltar. The 29th were spotted by surprise sailing with the destroyer Almirante Ferrándiz by the nationalists cruisers Canarias and Almirante Cervera. Attacked by the second, suffered damage that forced him to take refuge in Casablanca. He could not break the nationalist blockade until November.
Back in Cartagena, performed tasks of traffic control, escort and shore bombardment during the remainder of the war. 0709.1937 took part in fighting against the cruiser Baleares at Cape Cherchel. She participate in the Battle of Cape Palos on 05.03.1938, but did not intervene in the action.
At 07/12/1957 she intervened in the Agadir demostration during de Sidi Ifni war
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Escaño 1936-1964

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Builder: Sociedad española de Construcción Naval (Cartagena)
Laid down: 01/12/1931
Launched: 28/06/1932
Commissioned: 15/09/1936
Decommissioned: 19/02/1964
Fate: Scrapping

History
On September 1936 was in the final stages of artillery. On late September was sent to Bay of Biscay to join with the rest of the fleet. He returned with the Republican fleet in October. Back in Cartagena, performed tasks of traffic control, escort and shore bombardment during the remainder of the war. 26/02/1937 night sailing in total darkness approached the nationalist auxiliary cruiser Lazarus and out of sight below. 07.09.1937 she took part in fighting against the cruiser Baleares at Cape Cherchel.
At 07/12/1957 she intervened in the Agadir demostration during de Sidi Ifni war
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Císcar 1936-1963

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Builder: Sociedad española de Construcción Naval (Cartagena)
Laid down: 07/04/1932
Launched: 25/11/1932
Commissioned: 24/10/1936
Decommissioned: 07/12/1963
Fate: Accidental aground.

History
Based in Cartagena, performed tasks of traffic control, escort and shore bombardment until the spring of 1937. In April she crossed the Strait of Gibraltar camouflaged with English flag and docked in Bilbao on 17th. On May and June she tries to break the nationalist blockade of the cantabrics ports. She has several encounters with the nationalist cruiser Almirante Cervera, of which escapes thanks to his greater speed.
On May 31 the control of the ship was taken by the Basque Government, which shipped a new crew. On June 15, with the imminent fall of Bilbao, she left the port for France with refugees and then to Santander, where control was taken up by Central Government. On August 11 she, together with the destroyer Jose Luis Diez, tried to torpedoes the Almirante Cervera, but without results. She went to Gijon, where on 19/10/1937 was hit by an airstrike. She remained sunk in the dock to the entrance of the nationalist troops.
She was refloated on 21/03/1938. Trailed to Ferrol, rejoined the national fleet in February 1939. Based in Barcelona since March 1939.
On the night of 17/10/1957, as she entered the port of Ferrol guided by radar with a thick fog, ran aground on the coast and its hull was crushed.
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Jorge Juan 1937-1959

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Builder: Sociedad española de Construcción Naval (Cartagena)
Laid down: 05/09/1932
Launched: 28/03/1933
Commissioned: 30/08/1937
Decommissioned: 04/06/1959
Fate: Scrapping

History
Based in Cartagena during the Civil War, performed tasks of traffic control, escort and shore bombardment. 07.09.1937 she took part in fighting against the cruiser Baleares at Cape Cherchel.
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Ulloa 1937-1963

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Builder: Sociedad española de Construcción Naval (Cartagena)
Laid down: 30/01/1933
Launched: 24/07/1933
Commissioned: 20/11/1937
Decommissioned: 07/12/1963
Fate: Scrapping

History
In November 1937 was in the final stages of artillery, completed with dismantled montages of the Alcalá Galiano. She received Churruca crew. Based in Cartagena, performed tasks of traffic control, escort and shore bombardment during the remainder of the war.
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Dear Asdrubal ! I put myself a question : in whole Spain there are not pictures with "destructores" CEUTA and MELILLA ?
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Hi Asdrubal.Keep up the good work.PS like youe Avatar! Regards Steve.
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Dear Asdrubal ! I put myself a question : in whole Spain there are not pictures with "destructores" CEUTA and MELILLA ?
Are the next in the list. They ware launched in 1915 but delivered to the Armada in 1937.
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Hi Asdrubal.Keep up the good work.PS like youe Avatar! Regards Steve.
The avatar is from a picture of Antonio Brugada (1858) exhibit in the Museo Naval of Madrid.

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Represents a moment in the battle of Cape St Vincent. The vessel Santísima Trinidad, the flagship of the Spanish Armada surrendered, and went to his aid the Pelayo 74-gun ship, commanded by Captain Cayetano Valdés. He threatened the crew of the Trinidad to open fire unless they immediately hoisted the flag again and resumed the fight. The British prize crew was rejected, and Trinidad was recovered and could return to Cádiz.
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Hi Asdrubal.Thank you for your reply and the detailed explaination.No Dobt a pround moment for your Armada! My avatar is of my home land the ISLE OF MAN,a beautiful place.My signature avatar is the crest of the submarine HMS Dreadnought. Best Wishes Steve.
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Aquila Class (1913)

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In 1913 Romania commissioned four destroyers at Naples shipyard Pattison (Vigor, Vijelie, Vartez and Viscol). By entering Italy in the World War 1 in 1915 were seized. The first three (Aquila, Sparviero, Nibbio) served as scouts in the Adriatic and the fourth (Falco) was completed after the end of the war. In 1920 Romania recovered two destroyers (Marasti, ex-Nibbio, ex-Vartez; and Maraesti, ex-Sparviero, ex-Vijejie), leaving the other two, Aquila and Falco, the Italian flag.
During the Spanish Civil War, in September 1937, the Nationalists managed to Italian fascist authorities an agreement for the sale of two pairs of destroyers. The Aquila and Falco were the most interesting pair, by their characteristics and status of active. 10/10/1937 formally ceded. They were immediately incorporated into the national fleet. Units were of little value for their mechanical fragility, very prone to failures in boilers.

Structure.
Displacement: 1456/1733 tons.
Length: 94.6 m
Beam: 9,47 m
Draft: 3.35 m
At the time of sale in 1937, they were included fourth fake fireplace aft to confuse them with the class destroyers Alsedo face of expected international reaction by the transfer of Italian units.

Armament.
4x120 mm/45 cal. in two twin mounts. 2x76,2 mm/40 cal aa. Being incorporated into the national fleet were anti-aircraft weaponry reinforced with four 4x20 mm aa. 2x2x450 mm. torpedo mounts.

Propulsion.
Two groups of turbines, five boilers type Thornycroft, 38000 hp to two axes.

Speed
34 knots

Range
1700 miles

We acquired two ships of this class: Ceuta and Melilla


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Ceuta (ex Ceuta Velasco, ex-Aquila, ex-Vigor) 1937-1948

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Builder: Pattison (Naples)
Laid down: 11/03/1914
Launched: 27/07/1916
Commissioned (to Spanish Armada): 11/10/1937
Decommissioned: 24/04/1948
Fate: Scrapping

History:
Based in Palma, in Mallorca, performed tasks of traffic control, escort and shore bombardment during the war. She suffered numerous mechanical problems that kept him most of the time in port. She participated in the interception of José Luis Díaz in the Strait of Gibraltar on 27/08/1938. It was she who spotted the Republican destroyer. After the war, his status was made unfit for active service.
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Melilla (ex-Melilla Velasco, ex-Falco) 1937-1950

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Builder: Pattison (Naples)
Laid down: 19/08/1916
Launched: 16/08/1919
Commissioned (to Spanish Armada): 11/10/1937
Decommissioned: 18/11/1950
Fate: Scrapping

History:
Based in Palma, in Mallorca, performed tasks of traffic control, escort and shore bombardment during the war. She participated in the interception of José Luis Díaz in the Strait of Gibraltar on 27/08/1938. After the war he did state unfit for active service.

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Thank you ! But other pictures ? These pictures are on net regarding spanish civil war destroyers !
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You have coppied from net some details from some ships ! Everryone could coppy pages from net . I'd like you present pics and history and facts about SPANISH NAVY with your own words !
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You have coppied from net some details from some ships ! Everryone could coppy pages from net . I'd like you present pics and history and facts about SPANISH NAVY with your own words !
Oh, dorupantos, ¡Qué triste es pedir!

Of course I will not bore to this nice forum with all the information I have Obtained through the work of decades of my father-in-law, who very kindly shared with me. I have seven pages of data on the Ceuta and on the Melilla other seven.

You ask for pics. Well, I send you two. Maybe you don´t know them. Sorry about how bad things are, but do not have the originals (my father-in-law has only originals photographs from the mid-'50s, and the two Ceuta's were already scrapped).

One of Ceuta after the war, during the 2nd World War, anchored in the port of Ferrol. The great flag of the hull was identified her as neutral for the U-Boat and for the British anti-submarine patrols. The photo is after 12/06/1940, as per Ministerial Order of that date was ordered to be anchored as a training ship at the School of Engineers (the "Escuela de Máquinas", my father was there first student and later teacher) in Ferrol.

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And another of the Melilla, in dry dock in the Arsenal of Ferrol during the Civil War, as can be seen in black bands in fireplaces, identification signal used by the nationalist side instead of the white bands used before the war. Repair took place between 09/07/1938 and 20/08/1938.

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I have more, but the scanner ...

Of course, I remain at your disposal if you need more information.


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Poerio Class (1913)

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Three lightweight explorers Poerio class were launched in 1914 in Ansaldo shipyards in Genoa . Participated in the 1st World War in the Adriatic. One of them was sunk by a mine a few days after the war ended. In 1921 became classified as destroyers. The two surviving units of the class, Poerio and Pepe, were included with Aquila and Falco in the transfer of units according to the Nationalist Fleet September 1937. Were submitted on 25.10.1937 and joined the Nationalist Fleet in Palma. Obsolete ships, were acquired in very poor condition, with serious problems on machines and frequent breakdowns that reduced their operations time.

Structure.
Displacement: 865/1028 Tons.
Length: 85 m
Beam: 8 m
Draft: 2.8 m

Armament.
5x102 mm, 1x40 mm and 1x20 mm aa. 2x2x450 mm torpedo mounts.

Propulsion.
Two sets of Parsons turbines, powered by three Yarrow boilers, 24000 hp two axes.

Speed
32 knots. However, the state machine in 1937 prevented him exceed 24 knots.

Range

2930 miles.

We acquired two vessels of this class: Teruel (ex Guglielmo Pepe) and Huesca (ex Alessandro Poerio).



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Huesca (ex Alessandro Poerio) 1937-1948

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Builder: Ansaldo (Genova)
Laid down: 25/06/1913
Launched: 04/08/1914
Commissioned (to Spanish Armada): 25/10/1937
Decommissioned: 17/08/1953
Fate: Scrapping

History:
Based in Palma, in Mallorca, performed tasks of traffic control, escort and shore bombardment during the war. She suffered serious mechanical problems in the boilers that kept her most of the time in port. On 24/05/1938, during a patrol, was approached by the twin destroyer Teruel, resulting in 5 dead, 10 injured and extensive damage. She could reach the port of Palma with great difficulty. When the war finished was removed from active duty.
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Teruel (ex Guglielmo Pepe) 1937-1948

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Builder: Ansaldo (Genova)
Laid down: 02/07/1914
Launched: 17/09/1914
Commissioned (to Spanish Armada): 25/10/1937
Decommissioned: 24/01/1948
Fate: Scrapping

History:
Based in Palma, in Mallorca, performed tasks of traffic control, escort and shore bombardment during the war. She suffered numerous mechanical problems that kept her most of the time in port. On 24/05/1938 during a patrol approached the twin destroyer Huesca, which extensively damaged her bow. At the end of war was removed from active duty.
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Congratulations ASDRUBAL ! You are GREAT ! I'm hungry for old destroyers and also destroyers of Romanian Royal Navy or sister ships photos .In our country there are few informations about Romanian Royal Navy (In Comunist era Romanian Royal Navy "doesn't exist" and the 'big" comunist navy was "secret" cause cold war ). Once again congratulation and thank you !
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Destroyer CEUTA (former italian AQUILA)
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Churruca Class (1936/1943/1955)

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11/01/1936 it was authorized the construction of two new Churruca Class destroyers. The outbreak of the Civil War prevented the start-up. A trade agreement with Argentina looked at the sale to that country a type Churruca destroyer, so that the project was reset on 22/05/1943 by the state-owned shipbuilding Empresa Nacional Bazan, inherited after the Civil War in the shipyards of the Sociedad Española de Construcción Naval in Cartagena and Ferrol. It was commissioned two ships, one for the Argentina Armada and one for the Armada. However the two units was assigned to the Armada. They were delivered in 1951. As part to the Convenant aid wiht U.S, were modernizated between 1956 and 1959 and radically transforming its features to adapt to an anti-aircraft and anti-submarine use.

Structure.
Displacement: 1712/2225 tons.
Length: 101.15 m (102.41 m after the modernization)
Beam: 9.67 m
Draft: 3.7 m

Armament.
4x120 mm/45 cal., 2x76 mm/45 cal. aa, 2x3 torpedo mounts 533 mm.
After the modernization 3x76,2 mm/50 cal. aa, 3x40 mm/70 cal. aa, 2 torpedo mounts MK32 483 mm as, 8 mortarslaunched loads deep, 2 hedgehog MK11 mounts.

Exploration Systems
After modernization air scanning radar MLA and surface radar 1b SG-6b. Two fire directors radars AN/SPG-34. Sonar BCC-a

Propulsion.
Two groups of turbines, powered by four Yarrow type boiler, 42000 hp two axes.
With modernization withdrew a boiler, the three remaining boilers 31,500 hp

Speed
36 knots.
After the modernization was reduced to 28 knots

Autonomy
4500 miles.
After the modernization 3150 miles

It was built two vessels of this class: Álava and Liniers.


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Liniers (1951-1982)

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Builder: Empresa Nacional Bazan (Cartagena)
Laid down: 30.12.1944
Launched: 01/05/1946
Commissioned: 27/01/1951
Commissioned after the modernization: 18/09/1962
Decommissioned: 15/12/1982

History:
During the early sixties was one of the most modern units of the Army as the insignia of the 32nd squadron of destroyers. A mid-70s became a training ship functions in Marin.
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Álava (1951-1978)

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Builder: Empresa Nacional Bazan (Cartagena)
Laid down: 07.01.1944
Launched: 13/06/1947
Commissioned: 11/12/1951
Commissioned after the modernization: 17/01/1962
Decommissioned: 17/08/1978
Fate: Scrapping

History:
During the early sixties was one of the most modern units of the Army as the insignia of the 31nd squadron of destroyers. A mid-70s became a training ship functions in Marin.
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Audaz Class (1945)

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After the end of the Civil War, on 18/12/1942, was authorized the construction of nine destroyers. The work did not begin until July 1945, and faced lack of resources, materials and fianciación because the international isolation period at the end of World War 2. Ships caused troubles, were unstables, with serious mechanical problems and failures due to poor hull welding techniques.
Before the completion of the series were included in the Modernization Agreement with U.S. Navy in 1955.

Structure.
Displacement: 1101/1465 tons.
Length: 93.95 m
Beam: 9.28
Draft: 3.4

Armament.

initial: 3x105 mm. 4x37 mm aa. 8x20 mm aa.
Modernization: 2x76,2 mm/50 cal. aa. 2x40 mm/70 cal. aa. As two mounts hedgehog anti-submarine weapons, two MK32 torpedo mounts as, eight mortars Mk6 and two MK9.

Exploration Systems
Air navigation radar MLA-1b and surface AN/SPS-5b. A fire control radar AN/SPG-34. Sonar BCC-a

Propulsion.
Two groups of turbines with three boilers naphtha. 32,500 hp to two shafts.

Speed
32 knots

Range
3500 miles (15 knots).

Nine ships were built in this class: Audaz, Osado, Meteoro, Furor, Rayo, Ariete, Temerario, Intrépido and Relámpago.


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Audaz (1953-1974)

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Builder: Empresa Nacional Bazan (Ferrol)
Laid down: 25.09.1945
Launched: 24/01/1951
Commissioned: 30/06/1953
Commissioned after the modernization: 28/06/1961
Decommissioned: 16/09/1974
Fate: Scrapping
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Osado (1955-1972)

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Builder: Empresa Nacional Bazan (Ferrol)
Laid down: 25.09.1945
Launched: 04/09/1951
Commissioned: 25/01/1955
Commissioned after the modernization: 06/12/1961
Decommissioned: 02/07/1972
Fate: Scrapping
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Meteoro (1955-1974)

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Builder: Empresa Nacional Bazan (Ferrol)
Laid down: 25.09.1945
Launched: 04/09/1951
Commissioned: 30/11/1955
Commissioned after the modernization: 21/02/1963
Decommissioned: 19/09/1974
Fate: Scrapping
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Furor (1960-1972)

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Builder: Empresa Nacional Bazan (Ferrol)
Laid down: 14.07.1945
Launched: 24/02/1955
Commissioned: 07/09/1960
Decommissioned: 12/08/1974
Fate: Scrapping
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Rayo (1958-1974)

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Builder: Empresa Nacional Bazan (Ferrol)
Laid down: 14.07.1945
Launched: 04/09/1951
Commissioned: 20/06/1958
Commissioned after the modernization: 21/02/1963
Decommissioned: 12/08/1974
Fate: Scrapping
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Ariete (1961-1966)

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Builder: Empresa Nacional Bazan (Cartagena)
Laid down: 14.07.1945
Launched: 24/02/1955
Commissioned: 07/02/1961
Decommissioned: 26/02/1966
Fate: Accidental aground.

History
Sailing through a storm to 25/02/1966 along the Galician coast, was left without propulsion and dragged ashore. Tucked into a cliff, the crew was saved but the ship hull broke in two the next day.
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Temerario (1958-1974)

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Builder: Empresa Nacional Bazan (Ferrol)
Laid down: 14.07.1945
Launched: 29/03/1960
Commissioned: 16/03/1964
Decommissioned: 31/12/1975
Fate: Scrapping
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Intrépido (1965-1985)

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Builder: Empresa Nacional Bazan (Ferrol)
Laid down: 14.07.1945
Launched: 15/02/1961
Commissioned: 25/03/1965
Decommissioned: 15/04/1982
Fate: Scrapping
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Relámpago (1958-1974)

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Builder: Empresa Nacional Bazan (Ferrol)
Laid down: 14.07.1945
Launched: 26/09/1961
Commissioned: 07/07/1965
Decommissioned: 31/12/1975
Fate: Scrapping
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