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Online Library of Selected Images
EVENTS--Spanish-American War--
Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898 --
Cavite Arsenal After the Battle

Cavite, the principal Spanish naval base in the Philippines, is located on the south side of Manila bay, several miles from Manila city. It was the scene of the 1 May naval battle, during which some of its buildings were damaged by shell fire. The U.S. Navy occupied Cavite a few days after the action, thereby gaining a vital facility to support its operations during the remaining months of the Spanish-American War. Renamed Cavite Navy Yard, it continued as a U.S. Navy base until the Second World War, and now serves the same purpose for the Philippine Navy.

This page features pictures of Cavite following the battle.

If higher resolution reproductions than these digital images are desired, see "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

In all cases, clicking on the small photograph will prompt a larger view of the same image.

Photo #: USN 902949

Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898


"The Effect of Dewey's Guns". Damage to a Spanish barracks at Cavite, inflicted by U.S. Navy gunfire during the battle.

Donation of Lt. C.J. Dutreaux, USNR(Ret), 1947.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 93,695 bytes; 740 x 580 pixels

 
Photo #: USN 902950

Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898


Church at Cavite, showing damage received from U.S. Navy gunfire during the battle.

Donation of Lt. C.J. Dutreaux, USNR(Ret), 1947.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 87,809 bytes; 590 x 775 pixels

 
Photo #: USN 902951

Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898


Spanish guns captured at Cavite when that facility was occupied following the battle. These appear to be heavy muzzle-loading rifles.

Donation of Lt. C.J. Dutreaux, USNR(Ret), 1947.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 111,248 bytes; 740 x 625 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 92314

Cavite Navy Yard, Philippine Islands


Photograph of the Machina Wharf, looking south from the roof of Building 24, 1900. Sheer legs are at left, by the small ship alongside the wharf. Note the sunken Spanish gunboat Marques Del Duero (1875-1898) in the right background.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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28 March 1998