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The crew of the Franco vessel Virgen del Carmen was raided and transferred to Bilbao

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05 December 1936,

The crew of the Franco ship Virgen del Carmen jumped up at night. He was captured by Francoist officials and caught in Bilbao.

This boat, under the orders of Commander Francisco Elortegi, would become the bou Donostia of the Navy of Euzkadi.

He participated alongside the bous Bizkaya, Gipuzkoa and Nabarra in the famous maritime war of Matxitxako, against the Francoist Canaries cruise.


Juan Pardo San Gil, Euzkadi Army. The Navy of Auxiliary War of Euzkadi (1936-39) (Naval Museum, Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa).

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