Diputación Foral de Guipúzcoa
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December 1, 2020

The Auxiliary Navy of the Basque Country
(1936-39)

Naval records of HISPANIA / ARABA

Ship
HISPANIA / ARABA HISPANIA / ARABA HISPANIA / ARABA
Class
Armed Trawlers
Commanders
  • Com. Santiago Asolo Landea (Nov.36-Jun.37)
Career
Trawler Hispania seized in Oct-36 by the Basque Government and entered service in Nov-36. Renamed Araba in Dec-36. In repair from Jan-37. Scuttled in Sestao on 16-Jun-37. Raised in Jul-37 and repaired. Joined to the Franquist Navy as coastguard Alava. Returned to her owners in 1939.
Characteristics of the ship
Built GRT Length Beam Draught Depth Knots Crew
1927 1.197 65’40 10’53 5’75 5’85 10’5 40-42
 
 
Armament
Nov/36: 1-101’6mm(4”)/50 Vickers; 2 machine guns-8mm Steyr

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