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SPANISH NAVY (SPAIN)

TORPEDO SHIPS

ÁLAVA destroyers (1951)

Álava 1951

Álava 1965

Liniers 1981

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Álava D23, 1/1962- D52 SECN, Cartagena 7/1/1944 18/5/1947 11/12/1951 stricken 11/1978
Liniers D21, 9/1962- D51 SECN, Cartagena 30/12/1944 1/5/1946 27/1/1951 stricken 12/1982
  

Displacement standard, t

1712

Displacement full, t

2225

Length, m

97.5 pp 101.1 oa

Breadth, m

9.68

Draught, m

3.70

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 4 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

42000

Max speed, kts

36

Fuel, t

oil 491

Endurance, nm(kts)

4500(14)

Armament

4 x 1 - 120/45 Vickers-Armstrong Mk F, 2 x 1 - 37/83 SK C/30, 3 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 3 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 1 DCR

Complement

204

Ship project history: Ordered under the law from 11/1/1936 mainly for SECN stuffing; under the project they were practically identical to Almirante Antequera class, differing by only quadruple TT mounts. Prior to the beginning of Civil war materials for both ships were only prepared, in September, 1939 works were renewed, however 26/1/1940 suspended in view of obvious outdating of project. Again the building of these destroyers was authorized 22/5/1943 and 24/1/1944 respectively, originally to sell this pair to Argentina, after abandoning of Argentineans in 1944 from their acquisition they were built for Spanish Navy on the sample of Almirante Antequera. They were completed only in the early fifties, being already archaic.

Modernizations: (1960-1/1962), Álava; (1960-9/1962), Liniers: were drastically reconstructed to ASW ships with data as follows:

Displacement standard, t

1842

Displacement full, t

2287

Length, m

97.5 pp 102.5 oa

Breadth, m

9.68

Draught, m

3.70 normal 6.00 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 4 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

31500

Max speed, kts

29

Fuel, t

oil 540

Endurance, nm(kts)

4100(15)

Armament

3 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 34, 3 x 1 - 40/70 SP48, 2 - 324 TR (side, 6), 2 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 11 ASWRL, 8 DCT, 2 DCR

Sensors MLA-1B, SG-6B, Decca TM626, 2x Mk 63 radars, SQS-30A sonar

Complement

222

Naval service: Liniers since 1960s was used for training at Naval Academy.

Álava 1952

Álava 1960s

Álava 1974

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