Spanish Cruisers

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Spanish Cruisers.  Photos and history of Spanish cruisers from 1890 to the 1970's, including Vizcaya, Infanta Maria Teresa, Cataluna and Isla De Luzon.

Cruisers

INFANTA MARIA TERESA , Armoured Cruiser Class

INFANTA MARIA TERESA Bilbao 30th August 1890 Sunk 3/7/1898 at the Battle of Santiago

The Infanta Maria Teresa. She was launched in August 1890 and sank on 3rd July 1898.

Vizcaya Bilbao 8th July 1891 Sunk 3/7/1898 at the Battle of Santiago
Almirante Oquendo Bilbao 4th October 1891 Sunk 3/7/1898 at the Battle of Santiago

Almirante Oquendo.

Contributed by Rafael Galvan Diaz.

Almirante Oquendo after the Battle of Santiago.

Contributed by Rafael Galvan Diaz.

The gun of Oquendo.

Contributed by Rafael Galvan Diaz.

PRINCESA DE ASTURIAS, Armoured Cruiser Class

Princesa de Asturias La Caracca 17th October 1896 Discarded 1929

Princesa De Asturias, c.1898

Cataluna Cartagena 24th September 1900 Discarded 1929

Cataluna.

Contributed by Rafael Galvan Diaz.

Cataluna.

Contributed by Rafael Galvan Diaz.

Cardenal Cisneros Ferrol 19th march 1897 Wrecked in 1905

Emperor Carlos V Class

Emperador Carlos V Cadiz 13th March 1895 Broken Up 1933

Spanish cruiser Emperador Carlos V was launched at Cadiz in 1895. She measured 380 ft in length, 67 ft width and displaced 9,090 tons with a speed of 20 knots.

Emperador Carlos V.

Contributed by Rafael Galvan Diaz.

Carmen Class

Carmen Cartagena 1861 Fate Unknown

Villa de Madrid Class

Villa de Madrid - 1862 Fate Unknown

Almansa Class

Almansa Ferrol 1864 Fate Unknown

Gerona Class

Gerona Cartagena 1864 Fate Unknown

Navas de Tolosa Class

Navas de Tolosa - 1865 Out of Service before 1890

Tornado Class

Tornado Denny, Glasgow 1865 Stricken 1896

Maria de Molina Class

Maria de Molina - 1868 Fate Unknown
Aragon Class 
Aragon Cartagena 1879 Stricken c1905
Navarra Ferrol 1881 Cadet TS 1900
Castilla Cadiz 1881 Sunk 1st May 1898

Castilla.

Contributed by Rafael Galvan Diaz.

The burned and battered remains of the "Castilla", after 1898

Velasco Class

Velasco Blackwall 1881 Sunk 1st May 1898
Gravina Blackwall 1881 Lost 1885
Infanta Isabel Cadiz 1885 Stricken c1910

Infanta Isabel.

Contributed by Rafael Galvan Diaz.

Isabel II Ferrol May 1886 Stricken c1905
Cristobal Colon La Carraca 1887 Lost off Cuba October 1895

Cristobal Colon.

Contributed by Rafael Galvan Diaz.

The wreck of Cristobal Colon.

Contributed by Rafael Galvan Diaz.

Divers at the bow of the wreck of Cristobal Colon.

Contributed by Rafael Galvan Diaz.

Diving into the hold of Cristobal Colon.

Contributed by Rafael Galvan Diaz.

Don Juan de Austria Cartagena 23rd January 1887 Sunk 1st May 1898

The Wreck of the "Don Juan de Austria" after 1898.

Don Antonio Uloa La Carraca 23rd January 1887 Sunk 1st May 1898

Don Antonio Uloa.

Contributed by Rafael Galvan Diaz.

The wreck of Don Antonio Uloa after the Battle of Cavite.

Contributed by Rafael Galvan Diaz.

Conde Del Venadito Cartagena 15th August 1888 Stricken c1905

Isla De Luzon Class

Isla de Luzon Elswick November 1886 Scuttled 1st May 1898

Isla De Luzon

Contributed by Rafael Galvan Diaz.

Isla de Cuba Elswick December 1886 Scuttled 1st May 1898

The Wrecks of the Sister Ships "Isla de Cuba" and "Isla de Luzon", after 1898

Isla de Cuba.

Contributed by Rafael Galvan Diaz.

Marques de la Ensenada La Carraca February 1890 Fate Unknown

Alfonso XII Class

Alfonso XII Ferrol 21st September 1887 Sold 1907

Alfonso XII.

Contributed by Rafael Galvan Diaz.

Reina Cristina Ferrol 2nd May 1887 Sunk 1st May 1898

Reina Cristina.

Contributed by Rafael Galvan Diaz.

The Remains of the Spanish Flag-Ship "Reina Cristina", after 1898

Reina Mercedes Cartagena 9th September 1887 Fate Unknown

Reina Regente Class

Reina Regente Thomson, Glasgow 1887 Foundered March 1895
Alfonso XIII Ferrol 31st August 1891 Fate Unknown
Lepanto Cartagena 1892 Discarded 1912

Lepanto armoured cruiser c.1898

Rio De La Plata Class

Rio De La Plata Le Havre 17th September 1898 Fate Unknown

Rio De La Plata.

Contributed by Rafael Galvan Diaz.

Extremadura Class

Extremadura Cadiz 1900 Fate Unknown

Extremadura.

Contributed by Rafael Galvan Diaz.

Reina Regente Class

Reina Regente Ferrol 1906 Fate Unknown

Reina Victoria Eugenia Class

Reina Victoria Eugenia Ferrol 21st April 1920 Stricken 1956

Mendez Nunez Class

Mendez Nunez Ferrol 3rd March 1923 Discarded 1963
Blas De Lezo Ferrol 9th April 1917 Wrecked 11th July 1932

Alfonso Class

Principe Alfonso Ferrol 23rd January 1925 Stricken 2nd February 1970
Almirante Cervera Ferrol 16th October 1925 Stricken 1960s
Miguel de Cervantes Ferrol 19th May 1928 Stricken 1960s

Spanish cruiser Miguel de Cervantes, launched in May 1928. She was damaged by an Italian torpedo in 1936 and scrapped sometime after 1960.

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Alfonso Class Cruiser Almirante Cervera

sent in by George Williams

Canarias Class

Baleares Ferrol 20th April 1932 Sunk 6th March 1938
Canarias Ferrol 28th May 1931 Stricken 17th December 1975