USS Sandoval, a 106-ton gunboat, was built for the Spanish Navy at Clydebank, Scotland, in 1895. Captured at Santiago, Cuba, during the Spanish-American War, the little gunboat was refurbished for U.S. Navy service. She was employed as a Naval Academy practice ship in 1900-06. The following year, she was sent to the Great Lakes as a Naval Militia training ship and remained in that occupation through the First World War. Sandoval was stricken from the Navy List in June 1919 and sold the following September.
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Photo #: NH 44246
Photographed in 1898, shortly after entering U.S. Navy service. She was a former Spanish gunboat, captured at Santiago, Cuba, on 17 July 1898.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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11 October 1998