WAR IN SPAIN: Spanish Jutland

Two small cruisers, four destroyers, about half the battle fleet of Leftist Spain put out from its Cartagena base in southeastern Spain one night last week and, 70 miles offshore, encountered three cruisers, four destroyers, almost the entire battle fleet of Rightist Spain. In a running two-hour battle the Leftist destroyers buried a torpedo in the 10,000-ton Baleares, flagship of the Franco fleet, which burst into flames as the oil tanks caught fire. The Leftists then put back to Cartagena, the Rightists high-tailed out to sea and two British antipiracy ships were...