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NH 61231 Reina Mercedes

Photo #: NH 61231  Reina Mercedes
Title: Reina Mercedes
Description: (Spanish Cruiser, 1887-1898) Photographed prior to 1898. She was scuttled at Santiago, Cuba, in July 1898. Later raised by the U.S. Navy, she served as an accommodation ship at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, until scrapped in 1957. Her sister ship, Reina Cristina, was the Spanish flagship in the Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898, and was lost in that action. Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Academy, 1941. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 61231
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