Spanish Battleship Alfonso XIII
Alfonso XIII was an España-class dreadnought battleship of the Spanish Navy which served in the Spanish fleet from 1915 to 1937. Named after King Alfonso XIII of Spain, she was renamed España in 1931 after the King was exiled following the proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic. The new name was the namesake of her earlier sister ship, the España that served in the Spanish fleet from 1913 to 1923.
... coastal defense duty during World War I, Alfonso XIII conducted cruises to show the flag, including a visit to Annapolis, Maryland, in 1920, during which ... In September 1925, she provided fire support for the Al Hoceima landings, a decisive Franco-Spanish operation of the Rif War, in present day Morocco ... In April 1931, after the advent of the Second Spanish Republic, Alfonso XIII became part of the Spanish Republican Navy and was renamed España, the name previously held by her sister ship ...
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