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CONDESTABLE ZARAGOZA fishery protection vessels (1919/1924)

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Condestable Zaragoza   UK   1919 1919 // 6/1924 stricken 3/1940
Cabo de Infantería Marina Garciolo   UK   1919 1919 // 6/1924 stricken 7/1940
Contramaestre Castelló   UK   1919 1919 // 8/1924 water carrier 1947
Maquinista Macías   UK   1919 1919 // 8/1924 stricken 3/1940
Torpedista Hernández   UK   1919 1919 // 8/1924 scuttled 1939
Marinero Cante   UK   1919 1919 // 8/1924 scuttled 30/10/1936
Fogonero Bañobre   UK   1919 1919 // 8/1924 stricken 6/1941
Marinero Jarana   UK   1919 1919 // 8/1924 stricken 3/1940

  

Displacement standard, t

150BRT

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

24.5

Breadth, m

6.00

Draught, m

2.73

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 1 cylindrical boiler

Power, h. p.

300

Max speed, kts

11

Fuel, t

 

Endurance, nm(kts) 2000(8)

Armament

1 x 1 - 42/42 Nordenfelt

Complement

11

Ship project history: Bought in France under the royal decree from 6/5/1924 as fisheries protection ships. Class of these ships is not known, possibly, these are former fishing boats gained by France in Great Britain during the First World War. In all references 150t displacement is given, but more real is 150BRT capacity. All were submitted to Shipping and fishery ministry, but were crewed by Navy.

Modernizations: 1920s-1930s, all: - 1 x 1 - 42/42; + 1 x 1 - 76/50 Vickers Mk TR or 1 x 1 - 57/42 Nordenfelt

Naval service: To 1936 Contramaestre Castelló and Fogonero Bañobre were used as TSs.
After beginning of Civil war six ships passed to Nationalists, and Marinero Cante and Torpedista Hernández remained under Republican control. Former was scuttled by crew 30/10/1936 at Rosas at attempt of capture by Nationalists cruiser Canarias, latter in the end of war was scuttled at Portman near Cartagena. She was salvaged and broken up.

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