Espaņa Class Battleships : Spanish Battleship Espaņa, Espaņa Class Battleship, Spanish Battleship Alfonso Xiii, Spanish Battleship Jaime I, by
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- ISBN: 9781156907207 | 1156907209
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 7/26/2010
Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Spanish Battleship Espaa, Espaa Class Battleship, Spanish Battleship Alfonso Xiii, Spanish Battleship Jaime I, Spanish Battleship Espaa. Excerpt: Espaa was a Spanish dreadnought-type battleship, lead ship of the Espaa-class, in service from 1913 until she was broken up after running aground in 1924. Her sister ship Alfonso XIII was renamed Espaa in 1931. They were the first and only dreadnoughts built in Spain. The construction of Espaa was authorized by the Navy Law of 7 January 1908. The British company Armstrong Whitworth was contracted for the design and John Brown