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SPANISH NAVY (SPAIN)

CONVERTED MERCHANT VESSELS

blockade runners of Civil war and WWII

Republicans

more than 1000 BRT

Name

Launched // Comm.

Builder

Tonnage, BRT

Dimensions, m

(length pp)

Speed, kts

Engine, Power hp

Armament

Fate

Artea-Mendi 6/8/1921 // 6/1937 Hill, Bristol, UK 3551 99.1x14.6x 8 1VTE 1x1-102/50 returned 1939
Cabo San Augustin 1931 // 1937 SECN, Bilbao 11868 147.1x19.3x 16 2diesels 4x1-75/50, 4-45 captured by USSR 3/1939
Cabo Santo Tomé 1931 // 1937 SECN, Bilbao 11868 147.1x19.3x 16 2diesels 4x1-75/50, 4-45 sunk 10/10/1937
Capitán Segarra 1918 // 1938 CEC, Bilbao 2252 85.3x11.1x 12 1VTE 1x1-102/40, 2x1-76/50 returned 3/1939
El Saturno 31/8/1920 // 1937 Burntisland SB, UK 3447 101.2x14.8x 9 1VTE   returned 3/1939
Galdames 1918 // 1937 SECN, Bilbao 3627 103.0x14.4x 9 1VTE   returned 1938
Juan Sebastián Elcano 1928 // 1937 SECN, Bilbao 9965 140.1x17.0x 16 2VTE   captured by USSR 3/1939
Lealtad 8/1931 // 1937 CEC, Bilbao 3915 88.4x12.8x 15 1diesel 1x1-102/50, 2-47 returned 1939
Magallanes 1928 // 1937 SECN, Bilbao 9689 140.1x17.0x 16 2VTE   returned 12/1939
Motomar 16/7/1921 Götawerken, Sweden 5677 119.8x16.4x 10.5 2diesels 2x1-102/50 returned 1939
Tramontana 13/1/1930 // 1937 Cox, Falmouth, UK 1252 70.0x10.6x 10 1VTE   returned 1939

Ship project history: Merchant vessels converted to blockade runners. Lealtad was officially rated as AMC.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Cabo Santo Tomé was sunk by Nationalists gunboats Dato and Cánovas del Castillo at Cape Rosas. Cabo San Augustin was captured by USSR at Feodosiya at the end of Civil war and commissioned by Black Sea Fleet as TS Dnepr. Juan Sebastián Elcano was captured by USSR at Odessa and commissioned by Black Sea Fleet as submarine depot ship Volga.

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