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

Vizcaya (Armored Cruiser, 1891-1898)

Vizcaya, a 6890-ton armored cruiser of the Infanta Maria Teresa class, was launched at Bilbao, Spain, in July 1891. During the Spanish-American War, she was part of the squadron under Admiral Cervera that was sent to the West Indies. Vizcaya was lost in the Battle of Santiago, Cuba, on 3 July 1898.

This page features views of Vizcaya.

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Photo #: NH 57996

Viscaya

(Spanish Armored Cruiser, 1891-1898)

Photographed prior to her loss in the Battle of Santiago, Cuba, 3 July 1898.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 52,708 bytes; 740 x 467 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 88613

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


Spanish armored cruisers Cristobal Colon (left) and Vizcaya photographed between mid-April and 29 April, when they sailed for the West Indies.

Copied from Office of Naval Intelligence Album of Foreign Warships.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 44,732 bytes; 740 x 490 pixels

 
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.

Online Image: 50,687 bytes; 1,000 x 400 pixels

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19 October 1998