Alsedo (1922)

Alsedo c.1925. Original believed to be in the public domain.

Nation
Ship Class
Ship Type
Laid Down
1920
Launched
1922
Commissioned
1924
Decommissioned
1957
AD/BC
AD
History

Laid down in 1920 as the first of her class, the Spanish destroyer Alsedo was based on the British M-class. Her armament consisted of three 4" (102mm)/45 Armstrong guns, built under license in Spain, two twin 21" (533mm) torpedo tubes, and a pair of 47mm (2") AA guns. She had a top speed of 24 knots, and a crew of eighty-six. Commissioned in 1924, her first major operation came in 1926, when Alsedo supported the first trans-Atlantic flight from Spain to Argentina. She was used by the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, mainly seeing service as an escort. Despite suffering major damage from a fire while in port on 17 May, 1943, Alsedo would continue serving in the Spanish Navy until 1957, when she was probably sold for scrapping.