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

Isla de Luzon (Cruiser, 1886-1898)

Isla de Luzon, a 1030-ton cruiser built at Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, was launched in November 1886. Stationed in the Philippines at the beginning of the Spanish-American War, she was sunk on 1 May 1898 during the Battle of Manila Bay. Following the war, she was raised and repaired by the U.S. Navy and was commissioned as USS Isla de Luzon in 1900. The ship remained in U.S. Navy service until decommissioned in 1919.

This page features views of Isla de Luzon before, during and after the Battle of Manila Bay.

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Photo #: NH 53277

Isla de Luzon
(Spanish Cruiser, 1886-1898)


Photographed circa the later 1880s. This small cruiser was lost in the Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898, but was salvaged and entered U.S. Navy service under her Spanish name.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 71,671 bytes; 740 x 612 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 1256

"The battle of Manila", 1 May 1898


Contemporary halftone print after an artwork by W.G. Wood, originally reproducted by courtesy of F.A. Munsey. It depicts the Spanish ships at left (l-r): Isla de Cuba, Isla de Luzon and Reina Cristina. The Cavite batteries are in the center distance. At right are (l-r): USS Boston, USS Baltimore, USS Raleigh, USS Olympia and USS Concord.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 58,208 bytes; 740 x 445 pixels

 
Photo #: USN 902941

Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898


Wreck of the Spanish cruiser Isla de Luzon, photographed sometime after the battle. This ship was later salvaged and became USS Isla de Luzon.

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

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 71,190 bytes; 740 x 620 pixels

 

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23 October 1998