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ANTONIO CÁNOVAS DEL CASTILLO gunboats (1923-1925)

José Canalejas 1920

Dato 1937

Cánovas del Castillo 1955

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Antonio Cánovas del Castillo, 1930- Cánovas del Castillo   SECN, Cartagena 2/1921 21/1/1922 12/1923 stricken 12/1959
José Canalejas, 1930- Canalejas   SECN, Cartagena 6/1921 1/12/1922 9/1924 stricken 9/1951
Eduardo Dato, 1930- Dato   SECN, Cartagena 4/1922 10/7/1923 5/1925 stricken 7/1953

  

Displacement standard, t

1314

Displacement normal, t

1335

Length, m

76.6 wl 77.3 oa

Breadth, m

10.2

Draught, m

3.42

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

1700

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

coal 324

Endurance, nm(kts) 6500(10.5)

Armament

4 x 1 - 102/45 Vickers Mk LA, 2 x 1 - 47/50 Vickers

Complement

132

Ship project history: Ships were built under the law from 17/2/1915 as increased variant of Recalde. In 1920s names José Canaleas and Eduardo Dato have been shrunk, though official commands on it did not go out.

Modernizations: (8/1936-2/1937), Dato; (2-9/1937), Cánovas del Castillo; (8/1937-1/1938), Dato: stem was reconstructed as straight, superstructure was rebuilt, all guns were installed on centre line and received shields; - 2 x 1 - 47/50; + 2 x 1 - 76/40 Ansaldo 1917, 1 x 1 - 20/70 Scotti-Isotta Fraschini 1939.

1940s, all: - 2 x 1 - 76/40, 1 x 1 - 20/70; + 2 x 1 - 47/50 Vickers, 3 x 1 - 20/65 C/38.

Naval service: At beginning of Civil war Cánovas del Castillo, Eduardo Dato and José Canalejas were transferred under control of Nationalists. Eduardo Dato at Algeciras 7/8/1936 was sunk by gunfire of republican battleship Jaime I. She was salvaged in the same month and passed repair in Cadiz with full modernization till February, 1937. Two sister-ships were modernized later similarly. In 1958 last survived ship was re-classified as frigate.

Eduardo Dato 1925

Dato 1948

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