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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Merrimac (1898)

USS Merrimac, a 3362-ton collier, was built as the merchant ship Solveig at New Castle, England, in 1894. Purchased by the Navy in April 1898, she was soon supplying coal to U.S. warships operating off Cuba during the Spanish-American War. On 3 June 1898, in a daring attempt to bottle up Admiral Cervera's Spanish cruiser squadron, Merrimac was scuttled inside the entrance of Santiago Harbor.

This page features selected views of USS Merrimac.

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Photo #: 19-N-19-18-4

USS Merrimac (1898)


At the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, 23 April 1898.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 49,259 bytes; 740 x 520 pixels

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National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: NH 809

USS Merrimac (1898)


At the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, 23 April 1898.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 53,415 bytes; 740 x 480 pixels

 

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5 October 1998