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Leyte


Leyte served the Navies of Spain and the United States.

Gunboat:

  • Laid down in 1886 as Leyte for the Spanish Navy by the Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock Co., Hong Kong, China
  • Completed in 1890
  • Captured 1 July 1898 during the Spanish-American War
  • Commissioned USS Leyte 22 March 1900
  • Decommissioned 27 January 1902
  • Struck from the Navy list 27 May 1907
  • Sold 16 December 1907
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 151 t.
  • Length 115'
  • Beam 17' 6"
  • Draft 6' 9"
  • Speed 8 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • Armament: One 6-pounder and two 1-pounders (Added two Colt machine guns in 1905)
  • Propulsion: One Scotch boiler, two vertical compound engines, two shafts.
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