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SPANISH NAVY (SPAIN)

COASTAL FORCES

A1 motor torpedo boats (1938)

Names

A1, 2

Builders

Barcelona: A1, 2

Completed

1938: A1, 2

Losses

none

Transfers

none

Discarding

late 1938: A1, 2

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

~18

Length, m

 

Breadth, m

 

Draught, m

 

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Lorraine petrol engines

Power, h. p.

1380

Max speed, kts

35

Fuel, t

petrol

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

1 x 2 - 7.6/94, 2 - 533 TT (stern)

Complement

4 - 5

Ship project history: In 1938 in Barcelona attempt of building of MTBs on one`s own under guidance of Soviet experts has been undertaken. As a basis for the project developed under guidance of engineer Negri, G-5 type MTB was chosen. Two boats were completed, proved as extremely whimsical.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Both boats were commissioned by Republican fleet (registered for March, 1938), but actually were not used, and by late 1938 were laid up.

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