Captured Spanish Ships Sold as Prizes During the War

Contributed by Nick Mitiuckov


The following ships were captured by U.S. Navy forces and sold as "prizes" in Key West as of June 21, 1898 (When a vessel was captured, the ship and its contents were sold at action and the funds divided among the ships involved in the capture of the prize vessel. The Spanish American War was the last conflict in which crews were offered "prize money")
 
 
 

 Ship Name
Ship Type
Tonnage
Selling Price
Notes





ARGONAUTA Steamer
$17,000
Sold to Treasury for Transport Service.
FRASQUITA Brig
325
$920

LORENZO Brigantine
281
$3,010

CARLOS F. ROSES Barque
524
$1,310

AMBROSIA BOLIVAR Steamer
106
$4,350


Schooner
25-120


SEVERITA

$1,350

SANTIAGO APOSTOL

$2,700

FERNANDITA

$500

ESPANA

$1,350

PODER DE DIEZ

$1,010

ANTONIO SUAREZ

$1,260

ORIENT

$350

QUATRO DE SETIEMBRE

$470

ANTONIO Y PACO

$1,910

LOLA

$800

ENGRACIA

$1,000

MASCOTTA

$360

TRES HERMANOS

$575

PINERO

$1,070

SOFIA

$1,550

MATHILDE

$1,600

CANDIDA

$950

PARQUITTA Sloop
$490



Bibliography:

Army and Navy Journal, June 21, 1898.


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