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Arayat served the Navies of Spain and the United States.

Arayat Class Gunboat:

  • The first Arayat was laid down in March 1887 for the Spanish Navy by the Manila Ship Co., Cavite, Philippines
  • Launched in April 1888
  • Sunk by the Spanish Navy 29 June 1898 in the Pasig River, Luzon, Philippines
  • Raised in October 1899 and rebuilt at Cavite Naval Station
  • Commissioned USS Arayat 10 August 1900
  • Decommissioned 9 August 1902 at Cavite
  • Recommissioned 27 March 1905
  • Decommissioned 5 October 1907 at Cavite
  • Recommissioned 3 February 1909
  • Decommissioned 11 April 1910 at Cavite
  • Struck from the Navy list 26 October 1910
    Ships Data, U.S. Naval Vessels lists struck from Navy list 11 November 1910
  • Sold 15 December 1910
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 243 t.
  • Length 115' 3"
  • Beam 17' 10"
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 30
  • Armament: One 6-pounder, three 3-pounders, two 1-pounders and two Colt machine guns
  • Propulsion: One single ended Scotch boiler, two 250ihp vertical compound engines, two shafts.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LT William Rawle Shoemaker, USN - Retired as Rear Admiral10 August 1900 - 9 August 1902
    02LT Raymond D. Hasbrouck, USN27 March 1905 - 5 October 1907
    03LCDR Matt H. Signer, USN3 February 1909 - 11 April 1910
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