Spanish Battleship ''Jaime I''

  • Warships Of History
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Named for Spanish 13th Century King Jaime I of Aragon, The Imperial Spanish Battleship ''Jaime I'' was a ''Espana'''-Class Battleship launched in 1914. Due to Spain's neutrality in World War I, She did not participate in that Conflict. ''Jaime I'' however was a major participant in The Spanish Civil Ear of 1936-1939. Under Republican Naval Control, She was attacked several times and damaged (but always repaired. Later in 1939 – She mysteriously exploded (Ammo storage bins) by way of possible sabotage, while Ported at Cartagena (Spain), Raised, Her damage was such, that was not repaired but scrapped. Displacing 16,000-tons, ''Jaime I” was 46-feet in length and stood 80-feet (Beam). Crewed by over 800 Officers and Men, She used (12) Steam Boilers for propulsion and could achieve 10-knots. Her Armor plating ranged from 1 to 10-inches throughout Her Superstructure and Hull. Armament for ''Jaime I'' featured (8) .50 Caliber Deck Machine Gun Emplacements, (20) 4-inch Guns, (4) 3-Pounder Guns and was never fitted for Torpedo deployment.