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

UNIDENTIFIED SHIPS

The following images show groups of Spanish navy ships, some or all of which are unidentified.

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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.

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

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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

 
Photo #: NH 91881-KN (Color)

Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898


Contemporary colored print, showing USS Olympia in the left foreground, leading the U.S. Asiatic Squadron in destroying the Spanish fleet off Cavite. A vignette portrait of Rear Admiral George Dewey is featured in the lower left.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 101,147 bytes; 740 x 695 pixels

 
Photo #: NR&L(O) 18224

Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898


Photograph of a contemporary artwork, depicting the Spanish fleet in action during the Battle. The Spanish flagship Reina Cristina is at left. Cavite is at right.

Courtesy of Mr. L.Y. Spear, Electric Boat Company, Groton, CT, 1948.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 69,344 bytes; 740 x 590 pixels

 
Photo #: NR&L(O) 21068

Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898


Drawing by Alfonso Sanz, 1898, depicting the Spanish fleet under fire during the Battle.

Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of Admiral Montgomery M. Taylor, USN.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 59,388 bytes; 740 x 410 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 79948

Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898


Halftone reproduction of an artwork by E.T. Smith, 1901, depicting a boat party from USS Petrel setting fire to Spanish gunboats near the battle's end. The party was under the direction of Chief Carpenter's Mate Franz A. Itrich, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for this operation. Copied from Deeds of Valor, Vol.II, page 354, published by the Perrien-Keydel Co., Detroit, Michigan, 1907.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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New image added 5 November 1998