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Mindoro served both the U. S. Navy and Army

Mindoro served the Navies of Spain and the United States.


  • The first Mindoro was built in 1886 for the Spanish Navy by Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock Co., Hong Kong, British Crown Colony
  • Acquired by the Navy 2 May 1899
  • Commissioned 12 June 1899 at Cavite, Philippines
  • Decommissioned 23 April 1900 at Cavite
  • Recommissioned 31 October 1900
  • Decommissioned 26 September 1901 at Cavite
  • Recommissioned 19 August 1904
  • Decommissioned 17 January 1906 at Cavite
  • Loaned to the Army 31 March 1906
  • Recommissioned 10 May 1906
  • In ordinary from 1907 - 1909 at Cavite
  • Decommissioned 11 April 1909 at Cavite
  • Struck from the Navy list 19 June 1911
  • Sold 19 April 1912
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 142 t.
  • Length 100' 6"
  • Beam 16'
  • Draft 6' 9"
  • Speed 7 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • Armament: One 3-pounder, one 37mm mount and one Gatling gun
    1905 - One 6-pounder, two 1-pounders and two Colt machine guns
  • Propulsion: One Scotch boiler, two 125ihp inclined compound steam engines, two shafts.
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    Mindoro 151k Hauled out on the marine railway at the Cavite Navy Yard, Philippine Islands, 1899
    Courtesy of Lieutenant Commander John E. Lewis, USN (Retired), 1945
    U.S. Navy photo NH 46169
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