Monday, 27 March 2017

Russia interested in German built submarine for Spanish account according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 21 July 1933

An item reported that the Spanish cabinet intended to renew the relations with the Soviet Union. The Russian delegate for merchant affairs Ostrowsky already spoke several times at Madrid, Spain the Spanish minister for foreign affairs De los Rios. A commission of Russian experts arrived at Cartagena, Spain according to the rumours to negotiate the sale of the Spanish submarine E1. This submarine was built under supervision of German engineers at Cadiz, Spain. A second Russian commission visited in Bilbao, Spain metal companies with the intention to place orders.