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Isla de Panay, an auxiliary cruiser and transport, was built as a merchant ship in 1882. During the Spanish-American War, she was taken over by the Spanish Navy. Isla de Panay was part of the abortive Philippines relief expedition of June-July 1898. Returned to commercial service following the war, she was wrecked on 7 December 1929.
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Photo #: NH 88616
Isla de Panay
(Spanish Auxiliary Cruiser, 1882-1929)
At Port Said, Egypt, 26 June - 11 July 1898, while serving with Rear Admiral Manuel de la Camara's Philippines relief squadron. Troops of the Second Marine Battalion are visible on deck.
She was a requisitioned merchant ship of the Compania Transatlantica Expanola, and flies that firm's flag at her foretop.
Copied from Office of Naval Intelligence Album of Foreign Warships.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 65,792 bytes; 740 x 605 pixels
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25 October 1998