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Albay served the Navies of Spain and the United States.

Gunboat: Built in 1886 as Albay for the Spanish Navy by Manila Ship, Cavite, Philippines; Captured in 1898; Acquired by the Navy in 1899; Commissioned USS Albay 21 May 1899; Decommissioned 13 February 1904 at Cavite; Struck from the Navy list 11 February 1905; Sold 8 June 1906 to Messrs. Grant and Co., of Manila. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 173 t.; Length 100'; Beam 17' 6"; Draft 6' 9"; Speed 8 kts.; Complement 27; Armament one 6-pounder, two 1-pounders and two machine guns, later one 1-pounder; Propulsion two 150hp vertical compound engine, two shafts.

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