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

Almirante Oquendo (Armored Cruiser, 1891-1898)

Almirante Oquendo, a 6890-ton Infanta Maria Teresa class armored cruiser, was launched at Bilbao, Spain, in October 1891. A unit of Admiral Cervera's Spanish-American War squadron, she was wrecked by gunfire in the Battle of Santiago, Cuba, on 3 July 1898.

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Photo #: NH 88738

Almirante Oquendo

(Spanish Armored Cruiser, 1891-1898)

Photographed circa 1893-97. She was lost in the Battle of Santiago, Cuba, 3 July 1898.

Copied from Office of Naval Intelligence Album of Foreign Warships.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 88611

Admiral Cervera's fleet in the Cape Verde Islands, April 1898.


Spanish armored cruiser Almirante Oquendo photographed between mid-April and 29 April, when she sailed for the West Indies.

Copied from Office of Naval Intelligence Album of Foreign Warships.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 88741

Admiral Cervera's fleet at anchor in the Cape Verde Islands, April 1898.


Photographed between mid-April and 29 April, when Cervera's ships sailed for the West Indies. In the left backround (left to right) are the Spanish armored cruisers Almirante Oquendo, Infanta Maria Teresa, Cristobal Colon, and Viscaya. Several destroyers and torpedo boats are in the center and right.
Three British Navy gunboats are also in this photograph. The first gunboat, behind the coal barges in left foreground, is probably HMS Pelican of the North America and West Indies Station.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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19 October 1998