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UAD RAS patrols  (1917-1920/1922-1944)

Uad Lucus 1922

Alhucemas 1946

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Uad Lucus (ex-Ness, ex-Alexander Palmer)   Smiths Dock, South Bank, UK   21/5/1917 6/1917 // 4/1922 sunk 9/10/1936
Uad Martin (ex-Erne, ex-John Chivers)   Bow McLachlan, Paisley, UK   17/12/1917 12/1917 // 4/1922 stricken 3/1954
Uad Muluya (ex-Waveney, ex-James Connor)   Harkness, Middlesbrough, UK   19/7/1917 10/1917 // 4/1922 sunk 9/10/1936
Uad Ras (ex-Wear, ex-John Bomkworth)   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull, UK   29/5/1918 7/1918 // 4/1922 wrecked 24/12/1930
Uad Targa (ex-Test, ex-Patrick Bowe*)   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull, UK   17/1/1918 5/1918 // 4/1922 wrecked 1/9/1931
Santa Urbana (ex-Highbridge, ex-Cecil Coombes, ex-George Aiken)   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull, UK   19/12/1919 8/1920 // 9/1936 minesweeper 11/1936, returned mercantile 1939
Virgen del Carmen (ex-Guimera, ex-Bulby, ex-George Darby), 12/1936- Donostia   Bow McLachlan, Paisley, UK   24/9/1918 10/1918 // 8/1936 returned mercantile 5/1938
Pacífico (ex-Río Mesa, ex-George Greenfield)   G. Brown, Greenock, UK   11/9/1918 10/1918 // 1936 returned mercantile 1939
Atlántico (ex-Atlántico No1, ex-Durby, ex-James Chapman)   G. Brown, Greenock, UK   8/9/1917 11/1917 // 8/1936 returned mercantile 10/1937
Cantábrico (ex-Pesquerías Cantábricas No1, ex-Anderby, ex-John Bateman)   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull, UK   29/5/1918 8/1918 // 7/1936 returned mercantile 7/1939
Txit-Ona (ex-Antares, ex-John Church)   Bow McLachlan, Paisley, UK   16/10/1917 11/1917 // 8/1936 damaged 10/9/1936, returned mercantile
Denis (ex-John Clavell)   Hepple, South Shields, UK   14/8/1919 10/1920 // 7/1936 returned mercantile 1939
Pemartin (ex-Pesquerías Cantábricas No3, ex-Penfret, ex-John Cooper)   Harkness, Middlesbrough, UK   5/7/1917 9/1917 // 8/1936 returned mercantile 6/1939
Iñasi (ex-Da-Ona, ex-Augustine Isabelle, ex-Robert Davidson)   C. Rennoldson, South Shields, UK   30/11/1917 1/1918 // 1936 returned mercantile 1939
Toralla (ex-Goberny, ex-Walter Burke)   Smiths Dock, South Bank, UK   3/9/1917 9/1917 // 1936 returned mercantile 1939
Tiburón (ex-Nellie Crawford, ex-William Lambkin)   Duthie Torry, Aberdeen, UK   5/1919 7/1919 // 8/1936 returned mercantile 1938
Juan Ignacio (ex-José Ignacio de C., ex-TR31)   Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada   1918 5/1918 // 8/1936 returned mercantile 10/1937
Alhucemas (ex-RR18, ex-Castillo A, ex-Authorpe, ex-TR3)   Port Arthur, Canada   1918 5/1918 // 7/1944 stricken 3/1954

standard "Castles":

Displacement normal, t

360

Displacement full, t

547

Length, m

40.8

Breadth, m

7.16

Draught, m

2.80

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 1 boiler

Power, h. p.

480

Max speed, kts

10.5

Fuel, t

coal 164

Endurance, nm(kts) 3700(7)

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/50 Vickers Mk TR

Complement

39

Ship project history: Former British Admiralty trawlers of Castle type, commissioned by Spanish Navy 11/4/1922. Wooden-hulled. Former British "Admiralty" trawler James Chapman (Castle type) in August, 1936 was armed by Nationalists at Cadiz and commissioned by them as Atlántico. Former British "Admiralty" trawler John Bateman (Castle type) with beginning of Civil war was armed at Cadiz by Nationalists and commissioned as Cantábrico. Former British "Admiralty" trawler John Clavell (Castle type) in July, 1936 was mobilized by Nationalists at El Ferrol. Former British "Admiralty" trawler Robert Davidson (Castle type) in 1936 was armed by Nationalists at Cadiz. Former Canadian "Admiralty" trawler TR31 (TR29 on other data) was armed by Nationalists in August, 1936. The former British "Admiralty" trawler George Greenfield (Castle type) in 1936 was armed at Cadiz by Nationalists. Former British "Admiralty" trawler Thomas Bailey (Mersey type) in 1936 was armed by Nationalists at Cadiz. Former British "Admiralty" trawler John Cooper (Castle type) was mobilized by Nationalists at Cadiz in August, 1936, receiving armament and crew from trawler Pemartín, received her name. Former British "Admiralty" trawler Cecil Coombes (ex-George Aiken, Castle type) was armed by Nationalists in September, 1936. Former British "Admiralty" trawler William Lambkin (Castle type) was armed by Nationalists at El Ferrol in August, 1936. Former British "Admiralty" trawler Walter Burke (Castle type) in 1936 was armed by Nationalists at Cadiz. Former British "Admiralty" trawler John Church (Castle type) was armed by Nationalists at El Ferrol in August, 1936. Former British "Admiralty" trawler George Derby (Castle type) in August, 1936 was armed by Nationalists at El Ferrol. Former Panama trawler Authorpe (ex-Canadian "Admiralty" trawler of TR type), sunk by mistake by aircraft of Nationalists at Alicante 6/2/1939. She was salvaged 12/10/1939, after repair commissioned by Navy 16/4/1942 as tug RR18. 6/7/1944 R18 was reclassified as patrol and renamed Alhucemas.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Uad Ras and Uad Targa were lost on rocks 24/12/1930 and 1/9/1931 respectively. After beginning of Civil war Uad Lucus and Uad Muluya remained with Republican fleet. 9/10/1936 both ships were destroyed at Malaga by gunfire of Nationalists cruiser Almirante Cervera. Uad Martin in July, 1936 was transferred under control of Nationalists. Juan Ignacio 4/9/1937 was seriously damaged during battle against two republican submarines. Because of serious engine accident Pemartín was disarmed and put into repair. She was commissioned again in January, 1938 as Ruis de la Puente. Since November, 1936 Santa Urbana was used as minesweeper. 16/8/1936 Tiburón was attacked by Republican aircraft at Santander and surrendered. She was commissioned by Republicans under the same name but again captured by Nationalists during capture of Bilbao 19/6/1937. Txit-Ona was seriously damaged by Republican aircraft 10/9/1936, later she was disarmed and returned to owner. 6/12/1936 after mutiny onboard Virgen del Carmen came over to Republicans, left to Bilbao and was commissioned by Basque fleet as armed vessel Donostia. In October, 1937 Donostia escaped to La Pallaise (France). In May, 1938 she returned to El Ferrol and was transferred to former owner.

Uad Lucus 1925

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