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

Infanta Maria Teresa (Armored Cruiser, 1890-1898)

Infanta Maria Teresa, a 6890-ton armored cruiser, was launched at Bilbao, Spain, in August 1890. During the Spanish-American War she was flagship of Admiral Cervera's squadron, and was beached and burned in the Battle of Santiago, Cuba, on 3 July 1898. Though the U.S. Navy salvaged her, the Infanta Maria Teresa went aground in the Bahamas while under tow to the United States and became a total loss.

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Photo #: NH 88603

Infanta Maria Teresa

(Spanish Armored Cruiser, 1890-1898)

Probably photographed in 1895, at opening ceremonies in Germany for the Kiel Canal. This ship 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 88612

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


Spanish armored cruiser Infanta Maria Teresa photographed between mid-April and 29 April, when she sailed from the Cape Verde Islands 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