Destroyers of the National Navy.

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Destroyers of the National Navy.

Post by tigre » 09 May 2020 20:56

Hello to all :D; some info about this subject..........................

Destroyers of the National Navy.

The Teruel-class destroyers (Huesca and Teruel) were two Italian destroyers of the Alessandro Poerio class and completed shortly before the end of World War I, when they were designed as light explorers. They were sold to Spain by Mussolini's Italy when, due to their conditions and age, they could hardly be considered operational. The main artillery of these ships consisted of 5 guns Ansaldo of 102 mm. The national Navy was in great need of destroyers as it only had one, the Velasco compared to the fourteen that the Republican side had.

Sources: https://todoavante.es/index.php?title=Teruel_(1937)
https://vidamaritima.com/2016/04/consid ... -y-teruel/
http://www.ebay.de/itm/2-x-fotos-Spanis ... 1984875904

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Re: Destroyers of the National Navy.

Post by Kurt_Steiner » 14 May 2020 21:40

Along with the Huesca (former Alessandro Poerio) and the Teruel (ex Guglielmo Pepe), two submarines also came to Spain -General Mola and General Sanjurjo, Archimede class. Apparently, the Reggia Marina was not up to selling them, and it was il Duce who decided that the ships had to be sold.

Even if Franco was so desperate to have more destroyers in his navy, the pitiful state of those two ships had them being used in second line roles and they were withdrawn from service in 1948 and 1953.

By the way, the first captain of the Huesca was Luis Carrero Blanco (no jokes about the NASA, I promise).

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Re: Destroyers of the National Navy.

Post by Ironmachine » 15 May 2020 06:47

Along with the Huesca (former Alessandro Poerio) and the Teruel (ex Guglielmo Pepe), two submarines also came to Spain -General Mola and General Sanjurjo, Archimede class
And also two other destroyers, Melilla (formerly Falco) and Ceuta (formerly Aquila). They were modified (a false fourth funnel was installed) to have a similar silhouette to the Velasco, and initially they even carried double names: Velasco-Melilla y Velasco-Ceuta. They were obsolete ships and not in good technical condition, so they were used in second line roles. After the SCW, they became training ships and were withdrawn from service in 1948 (Ceuta) and 1950 (Melilla).

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Re: Destroyers of the National Navy.

Post by Kurt_Steiner » 15 May 2020 13:12

Those four destroyers and the Velasco were based in the Ballearic islands during the war, and they helped the Canarias to put the José Luis Diez out of service.

Later on I'll write a bit about them.

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Re: Destroyers of the National Navy.

Post by tigre » 15 May 2020 13:32

Thanks for all that info :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Re: Destroyers of the National Navy.

Post by Kurt_Steiner » 15 May 2020 15:48

The destroyers Huesca, Teruel, Melilla, Ceuta and Velasco formed the destroyer flotilla based in the Ballearic Islands. They were put into service with the Nationalist fleet in October-November 1937 and formed a destroyer flotilla under the command of capitán de fragata (Commander) Francisco Regalado López, replaced in 1938 by Arturo Génova Torruella, who had the same rank than Regalado.

They patrolled the Mediterranean shores of Spain to raid the Republican merchants, and they were to suffer constant mechanic problems due to their age that would become chronic during their service. Further troubles arose after the Huesca crashed against the stern of her tween, the Teruel, suffering great damage in her bow.

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Teruel (left); Huesca (right)
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https://todoavante.es/index.php?title=Huesca_(1937)
https://todoavante.es/index.php?title=Teruel_(1937)

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Ceuta (left); Melilla (right)
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https://todoavante.es/index.php?title=Ceuta_(1937)
https://todoavante.es/index.php?title=Melilla_(1937)

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Re: Destroyers of the National Navy.

Post by Ironmachine » 16 May 2020 07:48

Kurt_Steiner wrote:By the way, the first captain of the Huesca was Luis Carrero Blanco
Far less known is that Carrero Blanco also commanded the General Sanjurjo submarine between April and October 1938.

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Re: Destroyers of the National Navy.

Post by tigre » 16 May 2020 23:17

Hello to all :D; thanks to all of you :wink:. More.........................

Destroyers of the National Navy.

Sources: https://www.todocoleccion.net/militaria ... ~x41747299

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