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November 22, 2019

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

Naval records of DONOSTIA

Ship
DONOSTIA DONOSTIA DONOSTIA
Class
Armed Trawlers
Commanders
  • Com. Francisco Elortegi Ganbe (Dec.36-1938)
  • TN Antonio Fernández Santos (1938)
Career
Trawler Virgen del Carmen seized by the Nationalist in Aug-36 and transformed into patrol boat with the same name. Her crew rebelled on 5/6-Dec-36 and sailed into Bilbao. Joined to the Basque Navy with the name Donostia. Fled to La Pallice on 12-Mar-37. Taken over by the Republican Navy on 1-Nov-37. Seized under French court orders in 1938. Returned to her owners in 1939.
Characteristics of the ship
Built GRT Length Beam Draught Depth Knots Crew
1918 287 36’80 7’11 4’57 4’12 10 28-30
 
 
Armament
Jan/37 : 1-76’2mm(3”)/50 Vickers; 1-47mm/50 Vickers; 2 machine guns-8mm Steyr; 1 machine gun-9mm Hotchkiss; 6 depth charges

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