Ships of the Spanish American War (War of 1898)

Ship List, Not Complete


Ship


Country


Class Description


Tons


Length


Crew


Armament


Commanders


MoreInformation&Notes

Albany

USA

Protected Cruiser

3340

355

353

Six 6", Four 4.7" Ten 6 pounders, Four 1 pounders, 4
machine guns, 3 torpedo tubes

Stuck in an Newcastle-on-Tyne shipyard during war
because of Great Britain's Neutrality CL-23

Alfonso XII

Spain

Cruiser

3900

276

380

Six 16 centimeter, Three 57 millimeter, Two 42 millimeter, Six 37 mm revolving, Three Gatling guns, Five Torpedo tubes

Near The Maine when it was sunk

Algonquin

USA

Revenue Cutter

Worked around Havana

Alicante

Spain

Armed transport

Almirante Oquendo

Spain

Armored Cruiser

6890

367

497

Two 11", Ten 5.5", Eight 3 pounders, Eight 1 pounders,
Two machine guns, Eight Torpedo tubes

Jul 3 defeated, 13,000 HP

Amphitrite

USA

Monitor

Annapolis

USA

July 21 Nipe Battle

Argonauta

Spain

Steam transport

April 29 Captured by Nashville

Ariete

Spain

Torpedo Boat?

Captain Somoza

Part of Fleet at Cape Verde Islands

Australia

USA

Transport

carried troops to Manila

Azor

Spain

Torpedo Boat

120

148

23

Three 18" Whitehead Torpedo Tubes,Twomachineguns

Captain Alvargonzales

1600 HP and 24 knots

Baltimore

USA

Protected Cruiser

4400

327.6"

400

Four 8", Six 6", Four 6 pounders, Two 3 pounders, Two 1
pounders

N.M.Dyer

Boston

USA

Protected Cruiser

3200

270.3

350

Two 8", Six 6", Two 3 pounder, Two 1 pounder

F. Wildes

Brooklyn

USA

Armored Cruiser

Captain Francis A.Cook

Buena Ventura

Spain

Merchant Steamer

Callao

Spain

Gunboat

Surrendered to Admiral Dewey in Manila Bay

Castilla

Spain

Wooden Cruiser

3342

246

300

Four 5.9"(Krupp), Two 4.7", Two 3.3", Four 2.9", Eight
rapid firing, Two machine

Involved in the May 1 Manila engagement

Castine

USA

1177

204

154

Eight 4", Four 6 pounders

June 22 Shelled Baiquiri before troop landings, involved
in Cuban blockade [PG-6]

Catalina

Spain

Merchant Steamer

Captured by Detroit April 24, 5000 ton with $550,000 of
cargo

Charleston

USA

Cruiser

Carried supplies to Commodore Dewey, Captured Guam June
21 after firing 12 Three pounders and Guam not knowing they were at war,

China

USA

Transport

Carried General Greene, Staff and Two Battalions to
Manila

Cincinnati

USA

Protected Cruiser

Colon

Spain

Columbia

USA

War vessel

Damaged by collision with freighter Foscolia

Concord

USA

Steel Gunboat

1700

230

250

Six 6", Two 6 pounders, Two 3 pounders, One 1 pounder

Asa Walker

Cristobal Colon

Spain

Armored Cruiser

6840

328

543

Ten 6", Six 12 CM, Ten 57 mm, Ten 37mm, Two machine
guns, 5 Torpedo tubes

20 Knots, 14,000 HP, Defeated July 3 Santiago Bay

Cuba Espan`ol

Spain

Gunboat

July 18 Manzanillo Battle

Cushing

USA

Torpedo Boat

Delgato Perado

Spain

Gunboat

July 18 Manzanillo Battle

Detroit

USA

Protected Cruiser

2094

269

274

Nine 5", Three 18" Torpedo tubes

Dixie

USA

Auxiliary Cruiser

6114

406

224

Ten 3"

Converted from a Coastal Steamer, July 13 Near Isle of
Pines destroyed several blockhouses and Fernando El Catolico, blockade
duty, July 28 convoyed Army transports, participated in the capture of
Ponce, Puerto Rico

Dolphin

USA

Unarmored Cruiser

1486

256

152

Two 4", Five 3 pounders

Blockade duty Cuba, Involved in June 6-7 attack of
Santiago Cuba [PG-24]

Don Antonio de Ulloa

Spain

Iron Cruiser

1130

210

130

Four 4.7", Two 2.7", Two rapid firing, five machine

Involved in the May 1 Manila engagement

Don Juan de Austria

Spain

Iron Cruiser

1130

210

130

four 4.7", Three 2.2" rapid firing, Two 1.5", Five
machine.

Involved in the May 1 Manila engagement

Dupont

USA

Torpedo Boat

165

175

24

Four 1 pounders, Three 18" torpedo tubes

Eagle

USA

Auxiliary Cruiser

434

177

67

Two 6 pounders

Lt.W.H.Southerland

Formerly the yacht Almy, July 12 destroyed Santo Domingo
off Cape Francis,

Elcano

Spain

Gun Vessel

524

157.5

116

Three 4.7", Two rapid firing, two machine

Involved in the May 1 Manila engagement

Ericsson

USA

Torpedo Boat

Estralla

Spain

July 18 Manzanillo Battle

Fanita

USA

Transport

432

July 3 unloaded men and cargo Palo Alto Cuba, During the
war was also used in an attempt to overthrow the dictator of Dominicana
by Juan Isidro Jimenez and Horacio Vasquez.

Fernando el Catolico

Spain

Gunboat

July 13 destroyed at Casilda by Dixie

Florida

USA

Transport

July 3 unloaded men and cargo Palo Alto Cuba,

Foote

USA

Torpedo Boat

142

160

20

Three 1 pounders, Three 18" torpedo tubes

Lt. W. L. Rodgers

Blockade of Cuba, bombarded Morro Island

Furor

Spain

Torpedo Boat

Captain Carlier

Galicia

Spain

Torpedo Gunboat

Engaged The Eagle and took 2 shots, into smoke stack and
boiler April 29

General Lezo

Spain

Gun Vessel

524

157.5

97

Two 4.7", One 3.5", Two rapid firing, One machine

Involved in the May 1 Manila engagement

Giovanni Bausan

Italy

Cruiser

Gloria

Spain

Transport

July 18 Manzanillo Battle

[[http://www.machine-history.com/node/658|Gloucester]]

USA

Auxiliary Cruiser

786

240

four 6 pounders

Lt.Commander Richard Wainwright

Formerly J. P. Morgan's yacht Corsair, July 3 Defeated
the Pluton and Furor received the surrender of Admiral Cervera

Guantanamo

Spain

July 18 Manzanillo Battle

Guardien

Spain

July 18 Manzanillo Battle

Guido

Spain

Merchant Steamer

Captured and struck 4 times from 6 pound guns by The
Terror

[[http://www.machine-history.com/node/645|Hawk]]

USA

Patrol

545

145

47

One 3 pounder, Two 1 pounder?

John Hood

Converted yacht Hermione, [PY-2, IX-14]

[[http://www.machine-history.com/node/646|Helena]]

USA

Gun Boat

1390

251

175

Four 4", Four 11 pounders, One 3" rifle

Attacked Tayabocoa and Las Tunas July 1, July 18
Manzanillo Battle,[PG-9],

Herman Cortes

Spain

Gunboat

August 13 Caibarien Battle

Hist

USA

Auxiliary Cruiser

174

56

One 3 pounder, Four 1 pounder

Lucien Young

Formerly Thespia, June 30 Manzanillo Bay Battle, July 18
Manzanillo Battle, Captured the Spanish schooner Nickerson, hit 11 times
in one battle, cut cables.

[[http://www.machine-history.com/node/659|Hornet]]

USA

Patrol

301

180

Three 6 pounders, Two 1 pounders

J.M.Helm

Converted yacht Alicia, June 30 Manzanillo Bay Battle,
July18 Manzanillo Battle,

Hudson

USA

Tow Boat Revenue Cutter

Frank H. Newcomb

On May 11, Pulled the Winslow to safety after it was
damaged near Cardenas north Cuba.

Indiana

USA

Battleship

Henry C.Taylor

Flagship of general McArthur

Infanta Maria Teresa

Spain

Armored Cruiser

6890

366

497

Two 11", Ten 5.5", Eight 3", Eight 1.65", Two machine
guns, Eight Torpedo tubes

20 Knots, Admiral Cervara's flagship, Defeated when it
led the way out of Santiago Bay on July 3rd

Iowa

USA

Battleship

Captain Robley D.Evans

Flagship of Admiral William Sampson, May 12 attacked San
Juan Batteries

Irene

Germany

Cruiser

July 6 was in (Subik) Subic Bay when American Raleigh
and Concord fired upon shore batteries.

Isabel II

Spain

Cruiser

Battle in San Juan June 28 against St. Paul

Isal de Mindanao

Spain

Auxiliary Cruiser

4195

376.5

Involved in the May 1 Manila engagement

Isla de Cuba

Spain

Steel Cruiser

1030

185

160

Four 4.7", One 46 pounder, rapid firing, Two 3 pounders,
two machine

Involved in the May 1 Manila engagement

Isla de Luzon

Spain

Steel Sloop

1030

185

160

Four 4.7", One 46 pounder, rapid firing, Two 3 pounders,
two machine

Involved in the May 1 Manila engagement

Jorge Juan

Spain

Gunboat

July 21 Nipe Battle

Jose Garcia

Spain

Gunboat

July 18 Manzanillo Battle

Lafayette

French

Transport Steamer

Captured in blockade of Havana by the Wilmington then
released

Lancaster

USA

Wooden Frigate

Leyden

USA

Revenue Cutter

Worked around Havana, July 21 Nipe Battle

Maine

USA

Battleship

6648

Four 10",Six 6", Eight 6 pounders, Four machine guns

February 16 sunk in Havana Harbor, beginning of
Spanish-American War

Mangrove

USA

Light house tender

D.D.V.Stuart

August 13 Caibarien Battle against Cortes the day after
peace accord, Engines by Quintard Iron Works, Cost $2,500,000,

Marblehead

USA

Protected Cruiser

Involved in June 7 cable cutting at Caimanera, Cuba, May
10 landing at Guantánamo Bay

Maria Ponton

Spain

Gunboat

July 18 Manzanillo Battle

Marietta

USA

Patrol

1000

190

140

Six 4", One 3", Four 6 pounders, Two 1 pounder, 1
machine gun

Commander F. W. Symonds

blockade of Havana, Cleared mines after the war

Marques del Duero

Spain

Dispatch Vessel

500

157.5

98

One 6.2" muzzle-loading rifles(Palliser), Two 4.7"
smooth-bores, One machine

Involved in the May 1 Manila engagement

Massachusetts

USA

Battleship

Captain Francis J.Higginson

Mayflower

USA

Commander M.R.S.McKenzie

McCulloch

USA

Auxiliary Revenue Cutter

D.B.Hodgson

Involved in the May 1 Manila engagement

Merrimac

USA

Collier (coal supply vessel)

sunk in Santiago Harbor Channel trying to block the bay
and Spanish warships

Miguel Jover

Spain

Merchant Steamer

Captured by Helena on April 24 worth $250,000 with cargo

Minneapolis

USA

War vessel

Monadnock

USA

Monitor

3990

262

156

Four 10", Two 4", Two 6 pounders, Two 3 pounders, Two 1
pounder

blockade duty in the Manila-Marviles-Cavite area

Monterey

USA

Monterey-class Monitor

4084

261

210

2 × 12 in, 2 × 10 in, 6 × 6?pdrs

Captain Lewis Kempff

Involved in 5 days of operations in Subic Bay with gunboats Charleston and Concord and supply ship Zafiro, helping to destroy a large gun at the head of the bay on the Sept. 25th.

[[http://www.machine-history.com/node/660|Montgomery]]

USA

Protected Cruiser

2094

270

125

Nine 5", Six 6 pounders, Two 1 pounders, Three 18"
Torpedo tubes

Charles W. Davis

[c-9], Blockade of Havana, Cuba, Shelled forts, captured
Lorenzo and Frasquito

Montserrat

Spain

Armed transport

Imported Krupp and Armstrong rifles to Cuba

Morgan City

USA

Transport

2300

Chartered from the Johnson-Locke Mercantile Company from
June 7 to November 3 at $660 a day, used on June 27 to transport
soldiers (1st Idaho Volunteer Infantry,1st Nebraska Volunteer
Infantry(part)) and supplies with General McArthur re-enforcement group.

Morris

USA

Torpedo Boat

Nanshan

USA

Transport

B.W.Hodges

Involved in the May 1 Manila engagement 3000 ton of coal

Nashville

USA

Gunboat

New Orleans

USA

June22 Shelled Baiquiri before troop landings

New York

USA

Armored Cruiser

New York(liner)

USA

Ocean Liner

Rented ocean liner used for war transport at $2500 a day

Newport

USA

Transport

Niagara

USA

Collier

Towed the Terror after battle damage at Morro Castle,
San Cristobal Cuba, May11;coal supply ship

Ohio

USA

3348

chartered from the Empire Transportation Company
beginning on May 27 1898 for $25,000; used to ship supplies and soldiers
with General McArthur re-enforcement group from San Francisco to Manila.

[[http://www.machine-history.com/node/642|Olympia]]

USA

Protected Cruiser

5586

344

428

Four 8", Ten 5", Fourteen 6 pounders, Six 1 pounders,
Four Gatlings, Six 18" Torpedo Tubes

Flagship of Commodore George Dewey,[C-6], Is a museum in
Philadelphia

Oregon

USA

Battleship

Captain Charles E. Clark

Osceola

USA

Converted Tugboat

Lt.John L.Purcell

July 18 Manzanillo Battle, towed the Maine out to sea in
1912 to be resunk,

Panama

Spain

Merchant Steamer

Captured by Mangrove April 26 by Mangrove

[[http://www.machine-history.com/node/651|Panther]]

USA

Auxiliary Cruiser

4260

324

138

six 5". Two 4". Six 3 pounders, One Colt

Involved in June 10th landing at Caimanera, Cuba and
landed 640 to 850 marines

Para, City of

USA

Transport

3532

Chartered from the Pacific Mail Steamship Company on
June 11, used to ship supplies and soldiers with General McArthur
re-enforcement group from San Francisco to Manila.

Paris

USA

Ocean Liner

10669

Rented ocean liner used for war transport at $2500 a day

Pedro

Spain

Merchant Steamer

Pekin(City of)

USA

City of Pekin, carried troops to Manila

Peoria

USA

Auxiliary Cruiser

T.W.Ryan

Formerly pilot boat Philadelphia, June 29,30 July 1
fired on Tayabacoa River blockhouse, Las Tunas

Petrol

USA

Steel Gunboat

890

176

150

Four 6", Two 3 pounders, Three 1 pounders

E.P.Wood

Pluton

Spain

Torpedo Boat

Captain Vasquez

Porter

USA

Torpedo Boat

J.C.Fremont

Prairie

USA

Coastal Steamers

Prairie

USA

Coastal Steamer

Purissima Concepcion

Spain

Merchant Steamer

July 18 Manzanillo Battle

Puritan

USA

Monitor

Quiros

Spain

Steel Cruiser

315

155

60

Two 2.2" rapid firing, three machine

Involved in the May 1 Manila engagement

Raleigh

USA

Protected Cruiser

3200

300

350

One 6", Ten 5", Eight 6 pounders, One 1 pounder

C.G.Coghlan

Rayo

Spain

Torpedo Boat?

Captain Rizo

Reina Cristina

Spain

Steel Cruiser

3520

282

370

Six 6.2"(Hontoria), two 2.7", Three 2.2" rapid-firing,
Two 1.5", Six 3 pounders, Two machine

Involved in the May 1 Manila engagement

Reina Mercedes

Spain

Torpedo Boat

June 3, Shot 2 torpedoes into the Merrimac, Destroyed
July 5 at Santiago Harbor by Spanish attempting to block bay.

Rita

Spain

Transport

1500

Scorpion

USA

Patrol

Lt.Commander Adolf Marix

Used in Cuban blockade

Sentinel Delgado

Spain

July 18 Manzanillo Battle

Sioux

USA

Revenue Cutter

Worked around Havana

Somers

USA

Torpedo Boat

143

156

24

Four 1 pounders, Three 18" torpedo tubes

Lt. John J. Knapp

purchased in Germany but stuck in Falmouth for repairs.

[[http://www.machine-history.com/node/652|St.Louis]]

USA

Auxiliary Cruiser

377

Four 5" rapid fire guns and Eight 6 pounders

Converted Ocean Liner, Involved in June 7th landing and
cable cutting at Caimanera, Cuba, Rented ocean liner used for war
transport at $2500 a day

St.Paul

USA

Auxiliary Cruiser

Formerly American Line Steamer, Battle in San Juan June
28 against Terror & Isabel II

[[http://www.machine-history.com/node/654|Suwanee]]

USA

Lt.Commander Daniel Delehanty

Involved in June 6-7 attack of Santiago Cuba

Sydney

USA

Transport

City of Sydney, carried troops to Manila

Talbot

USA

Torpedo Boat

47

99

16

One 1 pounder, Tow 18" Torpedo Tubes

Supplied blockade and was damaged by mishap with tug
Uncas

Terror

Spain

Torpedo Boat

Captain La Rocha

Terror

USA

Monitor

Texas

USA

2nd Class Battleship

Captain John W.Philip

Topeka

USA

Gunboat

Lt. John J. Knapp

July 21 Nipe Battle, [PG-35], Cuban blockade, July 21
Battle of Nipe Bay

Uncas

USA

Converted Tugboat

Lt.F.R.Brainard

Damaged Talbot in a mishap, captured the Antonio Suarez

Velasco

Spain

Iron Cruiser

1152

210

173

Three 5.9" 4 ton (Armstrong), Two 2.7", Two machine

Involved in the May 1 Manila engagement

Vermont

USA

Receiving Ship

2633

Receiving Ship

Vesuvius

USA

Dynamite Cruiser

June15 attacked Morro castle Cuba with 250 pound
Explosives,

Villalobos

Spain

Torpedo Gunboat

315

155

60

Two 2.2" rapid firing, two machine

Involved in the May 1 Manila engagement

Vixen

USA

Auxiliary Gunboat

806

182

82

Four 6 pounder, Four 1 pounder

Lt.Alexander Sharp Jr.

Involved in: June 6-7 attack of Santiago, June 10th
landing at Guantánamo Bay Involved in the May 10th Landing at Guantánamo
Bay

Vizcaya

Spain

Armored Cruiser

6890

367

497

Two 11", Ten 5.5", Eight 3", Eight 1.65", Two machine
guns, Eight Torpedo tubes

Captain Don Antonio Eulate

13,700 HP, July 3 Destroyed At Santiago Harbor

Wasp

USA

Patrol

Lt.Aaron Ward

Converted Yacht Columbia, June22 Shelled Baiquiri before
troop landings, July21 Nipe Battle,

Wilmington

USA

Gunboat

C.C.Todd

Destroyed Spanish gunboat on May 11 near Cardenas Cuba,
July 18 Manzanillo Battle

Winslow

USA

Torpedo Boat

L.B. Bernadou

May 11, Severely Damaged near Cardenas Cuba by Spanish
gunboat and shore batteries

Wompatuck

USA

Converted Tugboat

Lt.Carl W.Jungen

June 7th landing and cable cutting at Caimanera Cuba,
June 30 Manzanillo Bay Battle, July 18 Manzanillo Battle

Yale

USA

Auxiliary Cruiser

10499

560

Was the chartered Paris, later in 1918 changed to USS
Harrisburg, captured the Spanish cargo ship Rita,

Yankee

USA

Coastal Steamers

Involved in: June 6-7 attack of Santiago, June 7th
landing and cable cutting at Caimanera, Cuba

Yosemite

USA

Auxiliary Cruiser

6197

389

285

Ten 5", Six 6 pounders rapid fire, Two Colt machine guns

Converted coastal freighter called EL SUD from the
Southern Pacific Company,

Zafiro

USA

Collier Transport

400

214

45

unarmed

H.A.Pearson

Involved in the May 1 Manila engagement reserve magazine
vessel

Zealandia

USA

Transport