1. Don Francisco Javier de Salas y Gonzalez (1871 Madrid, Spain-8 November 1936 Paracuellos del Jarama), between 3 April-6 May and 14-30 December 1935 minister of navy, vice admiral and in 1930 commander of the squadron.
2. Spain possessed in 1932 just 2 battleships, namely the Espana (ex-Alfonso XIII renamed in 1931) and the Jaime I, both of the Espana-class. There were at that moment the 3 cruisers of the Almirante Cervera light cruisers class.