Photograph of crew on board on the fore castle of the Pelayo.
Note one crew manning a 4.7 inch gun
The Pelayo was armed with 2 x 12.5", 2 x 11", 1 x
6.4" and 12 x 4.7" guns, and 5 x 6 pounder QF. 14 machine
guns and 7 torpedo tubes.
The Pelayo, Spain's Largest and Most Powerful Warship
of her Day.
Original high quality naval magazine photograph published
Image 8" x 10" price ?15. Order code 6/178.
Battleship Pelayo at Suez, 1898 during the
Named after the first Asturian king defeated Arabian
invaders in Covadonga in the VIII century. Based on French
battleship Marceau, but was slightly smaller. Nicknamed El Solitario
(the lonely) because it was the only battleship before the launch of
Alfonso XIII class battleships.
Photo and information contributed by Rafael Galvan