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SPANISH NAVY (SPAIN)

COASTAL FORCES

FALANGE motor torpedo boats (1932/1936-1939)

Requeté 1936

Names

Falange (ex-S2); Requeté (ex-S4), 4/1939- LT11; Oviedo (ex-S3), 4/1939- LT13; Toledo (ex-S5), 4/1939- LT14

Builders

Lürssen, Vegesack, Germany: Falange, Requeté, Oviedo, Toledo

Commissioned

1932 // 11/1936: Falange, Requeté

1932 // 3/1937: Oviedo

1932 // 2/1939: Toledo

Losses

Falange (18/6/1937)

Transfers

None

Discarding

3/1940: LT13

12/1944: LT14

3/1946: LT11

 

Displacement standard, t

46.5

Displacement full, t

58

Length, m

27.9

Breadth, m

4.46

Draught, m

1.45

No of shafts

3

Machinery

Daimler-Benz BEZ petrol engines / 1 Maybach S5 petrol engine for cruising

Power, h. p.

3000 / 100

Max speed, kts

33.8 / 6

Fuel, t

petrol 7.5
Endurance, nm(kts) 582(22)

Armament

1 x 1 - 20/65 C/30, 2 - 533 TT, 3 mines or 6 DCs

Complement 12 - 13

Ship project history: Former German MTBs S2-5, in Civil war bought by Spanish Nationalists. Their petrol engines had considerable deterioration and low-level reliability. S3 and S5 were badly damaged at Cadiz during unloading from cargo vessel and never commissioned by Spanish navy.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

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