Spanish destroyer Almirante Ferrándiz
|Namesake:||José Ferrándiz y Niño|
|Builder:||SECN, Naval Dockyard, Cartagena, Spain|
|Fate:||1936 sunk by the Spanish nationalist cruiser Canarias|
|Class and type:||Churruca-class destroyer|
|Displacement:||1,650 tons (normal); 2,067 tons (maximum)|
|Length:||101 m (331 ft 4 in)|
|Beam:||9.6 m (31 ft 6 in)|
|Draught:||3.3 m (10 ft 10 in)|
|Propulsion:||2 Parsons turbines|
|Speed:||36 knots (67 km/h)|
Almirante Ferrándiz took part in the Gibraltar Strait blockade. When a Republican squadron penetrated the Cantabrian Sea to relieve Republican troops isolated in the north, she remained in the strait with Gravina to stop any movement of Nationalist troops between Africa and the Iberian peninsula.
On 29 September 1936, at the Battle of Cape Spartel, Canarias opened fire from 16 kilometres (8.6 nmi), and hit Almirante Ferrándiz with her second salvo. The Republican destroyer continued sailing away from Canarias, but the heavy cruiser struck her again with a third salvo, at 20 km (11 nmi). The destroyer took a total of six hits from Canarias's 200 mm (8 in) main armament and sank 33 km (18 nmi) off Calaburras with most of her crew. Canarias stopped to rescue 31 sailors from Almirante Ferrándiz and authorized the French liner Koutubia to pick up another 26, including her commander, José Luis Barbastro Jiménez.
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