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Alicante, a 4031-ton hospital ship, was built at Dumbarton, Scotland, in 1889 as the merchant ship Pegu. Purchased by a Spanish firm in 1896, she was renamed Alicante. During the Spanish-American War, she was used as a hospital ship. Returned to commercial service after 1898 and reduced to a coal hulk in 1931, she was bombed and sunk at Barcelona in 1939. Her remains were raised and broken up the following year.
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Photo #: NH 46856
(Spanish Hospital Ship, 1898)
Photographed in 1898.
Collection of Naval Cadet C.R. Miller.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 41,942 bytes; 740 x 574 pixels
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5 November 1998