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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