Marques del Duero, a 492-ton gunboat, was built at La Seyne, France, in 1875. She was part of the Spanish squadron in the Philippines at the start of the Spanish-American War and was sunk in the Battle of Manila Bay on 1 May 1898.
This page features a photograph showing Marques del Duero after her loss.
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Photo #: NH 92314
Cavite Navy Yard, Philippine Islands
Photograph of the Machina Wharf, looking south from the roof of Building 24, 1900. Sheer legs are at left, by the small ship alongside the wharf. Note the sunken Spanish gunboat Marques Del Duero (1875-1898) in the right background.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 70,705 bytes; 740 x 590 pixels
25 October 1998