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SPANISH NAVY (SPAIN)

TORPEDO SHIPS

HUESCA destroyers (1915/1937)

Teruel 1938

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Huesca (ex-Alessandro Poerio)   Ansaldo, Genoa, Italy 6/1913 4/8/1914 5/1915 // 10/1937 stricken 8/1953
Teruel (ex-Guglielmo Pepe)   Ansaldo, Genoa, Italy 7/1913 17/9/1914 8/1915 // 10/1937 stricken 1/1948
  

Displacement standard, t

845

Displacement full, t

1216

Length, m

83.1 wl 85.0 oa

Breadth, m

8.00

Draught, m

2.80 normal 3.10 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Beluzzo steam turbines, 3 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

20000

Max speed, kts

31.5

Fuel, t

oil 200

Endurance, nm(kts)

2100(13)

Armament

Huesca: 5 x 1 - 102/45 Schneider-Canet 1917, 1 x 1 - 40/39 Vickers-Terni 1917, 2 x 1 - 13.2/76, 2 x 2 - 450 TT, 42 mines

Teruel: 6 x 1 - 102/45 Schneider-Canet 1917, 2 x 1 - 40/39 Vickers-Terni 1917, 2 x 1 - 13.2/76, 2 x 2 - 450 TT, 42 mines

Complement

137

Ship project history: Former Italian "esploratori" built during WWI, since 1/7/1921 classified as destroyers. They were bought from Italy by Spanish Nationalists Government in September, 1937, transferred to Spanish crews 27/10/1937. Unlike Melilla class, in National fleet were not masked. Hopelessly outdated and completely worn out ships, they nevertheless were actively enough used by Nationalists, despite regular accidents of machinery. 24/5/1938 they collided with each other at Palma (Mallorca), repair of Huesca at Cadiz has held 3 months, Teruel was under repair 5 months.

Modernizations: 1938, Huesca: + 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/30

1938, Teruel: - 1 x 1 - 40/39; + 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/30

Naval service: After 1939 both served mainly as TSs.

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