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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- SPANISH NAVY SHIPS --

Colon (Transport, 1896-1898)

Colon, a transport, was built in the United Kingdom in 1883-85 for commercial use. Chartered by Spain as a transport in 1896, she was part of the abortive Philippines relief expedition during the Spanish-American War. Returned to merchant service following 1898, she was sunk by a German submarine on 10 December 1915 while under the Italian flag.

This page features an 1898 view of Colon and another that may show her.

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Photo #: NH 88615

Colon

(Spanish Transport, 1884-1915)

At Port Said, Egypt, 26 June - 11 July 1898, while serving with Rear Admiral Manuel de la Camara's Philippines relief squadron.
Colon was a requisitioned merchant ship of the Compania Transatlantica Espanola, and flies that firm's flag at her foretop.

Copied from Office of Naval Intelligence Album of Foreign Warships.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 63,354 bytes; 740 x 635 pixels

 


The following photograph shows a ship that may be Colon in the background of a view of another subject:

Photo #: NH 46869-A

Carlos V

(Spanish Cruiser, 1895-1933)

At Port Said, Egypt, 26 June - 11 July 1898, while serving with Rear Admiral Manuel de la Camara's squadron.
This cruiser was begun as Emperador Carlos V, but her name was shortened prior to completion. Ship at left, with two smokestacks, is a Spanish transport, either Covadonga or Colon.

Copied from Office of Naval Intelligence Album of Foreign Warships.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 60,198 bytes; 740 x 645 pixels

 

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25 October 1998