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Republican destroyers

Post by Engine capo » 02 Jul 2011 13:33

Republican navy had 14 destroyers of Churruca class built in two series ( each with 7 ships), and two destroyers of Alsedo class.

Churruca class I series
Displacement: 1800 t
Lenght: 101,98 m
Beam: 9,67 m
Draught: 3 m
Propulsion: 4 Yarrow boilers and 2 Parsons turbines with 42.000 HP
Speed: econ 14 knots, max 36 knots
Range: 4500 NM/14 knots
Autonomy: 11 days
Crew: 160 members
Armament: 4-5x120 mm, 1-2x76 mm AA, 4 MG, 2x3x533 mm TT

Sanchez Barcaiztegui ( code SB)
Destructor Sanchez Barcaiztegui.jpg


Jose Luis Diez ( code JD)
Almirante Ferrandiz ( code AF)
Destructor Almirante Ferrandiz.jpg


Lepanto ( code L)
Churruca ( code CH)
Alcala Galiano ( code AG)
Almirante Valdes ( code VS)

Churruca II series
Displacement: 1914 t
Lenght: 101,98 m
Beam: 9,67 m
Draught: 3 m
Propulsion: 4 Yarrow boilers and 2 Parsons turbines with 42.000 HP
Speed: econ 14 knots, max 36 knots
Range: 4500 NM/14 knots
Autonomy: 11 days
Crew: 160 members
Armament: 4x120 mm, 2x76 mm AA, 4 MG, 2x3x533 mm TT

Almirante Antequera ( code AA)
Almirante Miranda ( code AM)
Gravano ( code G)
Escano ( code E)
Ulloa ( code UA)
Jorge Juan ( code JJ)
Destructor Jorge Juan.jpg


Ciscar ( code CR)
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Re: Republican destroyers

Post by Engine capo » 02 Jul 2011 13:36

Alsedo class
Displacement: 1315 t
Length: 86,5 m
Beam: 8,23 m
Draught: 3,07 m
Propulsion: 4 Yarrow boilers and 2 Parsons turbines with 33.000 HP
Speed: econ 14 knots, max 34 knots
Range: 2500 NM/14 knots
Autonomy: 6 days
Crew: 86 members
Armament: 3x102 mm, 2x47 mm AA, 4 MG, 2x2x450 mm TT

Alsedo ( code A)
Lazaga ( code L)
Destructor Lazaga.jpg


And one photo of Alcala Galiano crew, wich I found on Paluba.info forum.Look at the guy in the middle, he looks like Jim Jarmusch with moustaches. :D

alcalaGaliano1937.jpg
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Re: Republican destroyers

Post by Ironmachine » 02 Jul 2011 14:55

The correct names are:
Sánchez Barcáiztegui
José Luis Díez
Almirante Ferrándiz
Alcalá Galiano
Almirante Valdés
Gravina
Escaño
Císcar

And just in case someone doesn't know, the Alsedo class included another destroyer, the Velasco, but it remained in rebel hands.

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Re: Republican destroyers

Post by Engine capo » 02 Jul 2011 15:53

Thank you Ironmachine, unfortunately I don`t have those letters on my keyboard.

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Re: Republican destroyers

Post by Mischa » 06 Jul 2011 07:16

Hello here a very beautifull picture (Adam Werka) of the brave José Luis Díez in her fight against the cruiser Canarias in the night 30.-31.12.1938. Enjoy! :milwink: Regards Mischa
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Re: Republican destroyers

Post by AVV » 06 Jul 2011 07:38

Hello!
Another battle of Diez, this time with minelayer Vulcano.
http://funkoffizier.files.wordpress.com ... s-diez.jpg
And some info in Spanish:
http://funkoffizier.wordpress.com/2007/ ... luis-diez/

Best reagrds, Aleks

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Re: Republican destroyers

Post by Mischa » 06 Jul 2011 16:54

AVV wrote:Hello!
Another battle of Diez, this time with minelayer Vulcano.
http://funkoffizier.files.wordpress.com ... s-diez.jpg
And some info in Spanish:
http://funkoffizier.wordpress.com/2007/ ... luis-diez/

Best reagrds, Aleks


Hello, Aleks,

Thank You, I like it.
Regards
Mischa

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Re: Republican destroyers

Post by Engine capo » 06 Jul 2011 22:25

Thank you Alex.

Excellent. :D

brEc

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Re: Republican destroyers

Post by Sturm78 » 05 Jan 2014 14:50

Hi all,

According to all sources of the net, the Churruca-class destroyers were armed with 5x120mm Vickers-SECN Mod.D (first 7 destroyers) or 4-5x120mm Vickers-SECN Mod.F guns.

Were these Mod.F guns of the last destroyers the same model as installed on heavy cruiser Canarias and Baleares as AA artillery? :? :?

Here an image from the net at San Carlos Works: 120mm Vickers guns. For destroyers or for heavy cruisers ??

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Re: Republican destroyers

Post by Sturm78 » 15 Jan 2014 19:40

Nodoby for my last question?? :(

Well, I have some doubts about this image (Sorry, I do no remember the exact web source)
According to photocaption, Canarias cruiser, but I think that the 120mm AA guns of Canarias never had this type of gun shield.

Furthermore, these shields were mounted on the Canarias cruiser in the postwar and I think this photo was taken during the Civil War (because it has a black stripe painted on the chimney), so my conclusion is that it is the Baleares.

Can anyone confirm this?

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Re: Republican destroyers

Post by Felix C » 03 Jun 2014 17:59

I recall reading the memoir of a RN sailor who was on the Neutrality Patrol and noticed how incredibly wealtherbeaten and worn the Spanish DDs were when he observed them returning from sorties. Of course he mentioned his own flotilla ships would appear similar only a few months in the future once the RN's own war started and ships overworked.

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Re: Republican destroyers

Post by tigre » 08 Jan 2018 14:27

Hello to all :D; a complement and doubt ...............................

Spanish destroyer.

Source: http://www.ebay.de/itm/2-x-fotos-Spanis ... true&rt=nc

According to the source, the photo shows the destroyer "Teruel", but I have my doubts since the profile of "Teruel" (ex-Guglielmo Pepe) does not match (the photo shows two turrets type Churruca??) Any ideas? Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: Republican destroyers

Post by Ironmachine » 08 Jan 2018 19:44

Yes, it is a Churruca-class destroyer, and certainly not the Teruel.

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Re: Republican destroyers

Post by tigre » 09 Jan 2018 12:40

Thank you very much Ironmachine :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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