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Gunboat Sandoval

Call sign (1912):
Nan - Sail - Dog

Sandoval served both the U. S. Navy and the New York State Naval Militia

Alvarado Class Gunboat:

  • Laid down 24 July 1895 by the Clydebank Engine and Shipbuilding Co., Clydebank, Scotland for the Spanish Navy
  • Launched 20 September 1895
  • Captured 17 July 1898 by U.S. Navy at Santiago de Cuba
  • Commissioned 2 September 1898
  • Decommissioned 10 May 1899
  • Recommissioned 14 October 1900 for use as a training ship at Annapolis, MD
  • Decommissioned 22 March 1906
  • Loaned to New York State Naval Militia 16 November 1906 for use as a training ship on Lake Ontario
  • Struck from the Navy Register 23 July 1919
  • Sold 30 September 1919 to Charles S. Neff of Milwaukee, WI
  • Rebuilt in 1920 and registered as a yacht
  • Registered in 1924 as a freighter
  • Sold in 1927 to William C. Temme of Kiel, WI
  • Abandoned in Kinnikinik River, Milwaukee in 1932.


  • Displacement 106 t.
    1927 - 93 t.
  • Length 116' 10"
    1927 - 108'
  • Beam 15' 6"
    1927 - 15.5'
  • Draft 5' 6"
    1927 - 9.2'
  • Speed 19 kts.
    1911 - 8 kts.
  • Complement 23
    1918 - 34
    1927 - Four
  • Armament: Two 3-pounders and two Colt machine guns
    1911 - Two 3-pounder rapid fire mounts and one 1-pounder rapid fire mount
    1914 - Two 3-pounder rapid fire mounts and two 1-pounder rapid fire mounts
  • Propulsion: One single ended boiler, one vertical compound engine (Replaced by a 666ihp vertical triple-expansion engine), one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS Sandoval
    Sandoval 77k Photographed in 1898, shortly after entering U.S. Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 44246
    Naval Historical Center
    Sandoval 482k Newspaper article from the 22 January 1899 edition of the "New York Tribune Illustrated Supplement" Michael Mohl
    Sandoval 125k c. 1907
    Detroit Photographic Co. photo 020957 from the Library of Congress (LC-D4-20957)
    Mike Green
    Sandoval 253k Article from the 24 August 1907 edition of the New York Daily Tribune Michael Mohl
    Sandoval 51k Photo probably taken while serving with the New York State Naval Militia
    Photo by Miller from the 1914 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst
    Sandoval 78k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Edwin C. Anderson, USN2 September 1898
    02LTJG J. B. Henning, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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