Pluton, a 400-ton Audaz class torpedo boat destroyer, was built in Scotland in 1897. During the Spanish-American War, she was part of Admiral Cervera's squadron, and was lost in the Battle of Santiago, Cuba, on 3 July 1898.
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Photo #: NH 88614
Admiral Cervera's fleet in the Cape Verde Islands, April 1898.
A Spanish torpedo boat destroyer photographed between mid-April and 29 April, when Cervera's fleet sailed from the Cape Verde Islands for the West Indies. This is either Terror, Furor or Pluton. One of the fleet's colliers is in the background.
Copied from Office of Naval Intelligence Album of Foreign Warships.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 34,865 bytes; 740 x 560 pixels
24 October 1998