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Online Library of Selected Images
Ships of the Spanish-American War--
Battleships--USS Texas

USS Texas was a second-class battleship built between 1889 and 1895. She had an active role in U.S. Navy operations around Cuba during May-July 1898, participating in the 3 July 1898 battle off Santiago that destroyed Spain's naval forces in the Western Hemisphere. Though of an outdated design, Texas remained in service until 1911. In that year, shortly after being renamed San Marcos, she was sunk during ordnance tests in Chesapeake Bay.

This page features views of the Texas, including photographs taken on board the ship.

If better quality 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 #: NH 63506

USS Texas (1895-1911)


Probably photographed prior to the Spanish-American War.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 67,671 bytes; 740 x 606 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 61227

USS Texas (1895-1911)


Photographed in 1898, probably upon her return to U.S. waters from Spanish-American War service.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 40,289 bytes; 740 x 444 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 74104

USS Texas (1895-1911)


Ready for post-war drydocking, at the New York Navy Yard, 3 August 1898.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 57,098 bytes; 740 x 619 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 82646

USS Texas (1895-1911)


Taking on coal from a lighter, 1898. The original photograph was printed on a stereograph card.

Courtesy of Captain George Atkins, USNR(DC), 1975.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 49,099 bytes; 587 x 641 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 89467

USS Texas (1895-1911)


In Cuban waters, during the Spanish-American War, May-July 1898.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 77,623 bytes; 740 x 616 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 93700

USS Texas (1895-1911)


Crewmen pose in front of the battleship's port side (forward) 12"/35 gun, 1898. This view looks aft, with boat stowage and a winch at the left. Original photograph was printed on a stereograph card by Strohmeyer & Wyman, New York, 1898.

Courtesy of Commander Donald J. Robinson, USN(Ret), 1982.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 66,857 bytes; 570 x 635 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 100333

USS Texas (1895-1911)


Crewmen pose with mascot dog and cat at the muzzle of one of the ship's 12"/35 guns. The original photograph was copyrighted in 1900 by R.Y. Young, and published as a lightly color-tinted semi- transparency stereograph card by the American Stereoscopic Co., New York.

Courtesy of Commander Donald J. Robinson, USN(Ret), 1982.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 41,554 bytes; 574 x 615 pixels

 

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15 February 1998