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

Velasco (Cruiser, 1881-1898)

Velasco, a 1152-ton cruiser built at Blackwall, England, was launched in 1881. Stationed in the Philippines at the beginning of the Spanish-American War, she was sunk on 1 May 1898 during Battle of Manila Bay.

This page features views of Velasco after the Battle of Manila Bay.

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Photo #: USN 902944

Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898


Wreck of the Spanish cruiser Velasco, photographed sometime after the battle.

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

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 79,339 bytes; 740 x 570 pixels

 
Photo #: USN 902945

Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898


View on board the wreck of the Spanish cruiser Velasco. Photographed sometime after the battle, looking forward from the remains of the ship's poop deck.

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

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 101,274 bytes; 740 x 660 pixels

 

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23 October 1998