Diputación Foral de Guipúzcoa
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June 5, 2020

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

Naval records of GAZTEIZ

Ship
GAZTEIZ GAZTEIZ
Class
Armed Trawlers
Commanders
  • Com. José Antonio Gurruchaga (Jun.37-Jul.37)
  • Com. Juan de Acha Mota (Jul.37-Aug.37)
  • Com. Alejo Bilbao Beltrán de Gebara (Aug.37)
Career
Trawler Santa Rosa seized in Jan-37 by the Basque Government. Renamed Gazteiz in Feb-37. Entered service in Jun-37 without her planned armament. Captured by the Fascists in Santoña on 27-Aug-37. Joined to the Franquist Navy as patrol boat Santa Rosa, later renamed Virgen del Carmen (2nd with this name). Returned to her owners in 1939.
Characteristics of the ship
Built GRT Length Beam Draught Depth Knots Crew
1914 332 42’00 7’20 4’57 3’90 10 30-50

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