Diputación Foral de Guipúzcoa
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September 20, 2020

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

Naval records of IZARO / EPAILLA 5

Ship
IZARO / EPAILLA 5 IZARO / EPAILLA 5
Class
Auxiliary Boats
Commanders
  • Patr. Ignacio de Gorostola (Mar.37-May.37)
  • Patr. Isidro Barañano Arechabala (May.37-Jun.37)
Career
Yacht seized in Mar-37 by the Basque Government. Renamed Epailla 5 (=March 5) in May-37 in the memory of the Matxitxako naval battle. Fled to Bayonne on 15-Jun-37. Seized by Fascists commandos and taken to Fuenterrabia on 12-Jul-37. Joined to Franquist Navy as patrol launch Izaro.
Characteristics of the ship
Built GRT Length Beam Draught Depth Knots Crew
1920 38 23’95 3’73 1’50 1’31 10 5

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