Buenos Aires, a transport requisitioned for service during the Spanish-American War, was built as a merchant ship in 1887. In June & July 1898, she was part Admiral Camara's abortive Philippines relief expedition. Following the war, Buenos Aires returned to commercial service and was scrapped in 1942.
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Photo #: NH 94370
(Spanish Transport, 1887-1942
At Port Said, Egypt, 26 June - 11 July 1898, while serving with Rear Admiral Manuel de la Camara's Philippines relief expedition.
She was a merchant ship, requisitioned for naval service during the Spanish-American War.
The three smokestacks in the middle distance belong to the cruiser Carlos V.
Copied from an Office of Naval Intelligence photo album.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 72,542 bytes; 740 x 620 pixels
21 October 1998