CRISTOBAL COLON's Officers on Deck!
Contributed by Nick Mitiuckov
This view of the Spanish Cruiser CRISTOBAL COLON
shows the ship's officers on the gun deck. In the background is one
of the vessel's main 25.4 cm (10 inch) gun turrets without its gun. The
vessel never received the guns and the turrets would still be empty at
the Battle of Santiago.
In the center of the group is Capitan de Navio (Captain) Don Emilio
Juan Luis Coello Lillo & Augustin Ramon Rodriguez Gonzales, Buques
de la Armada Espanola. A Traves de la Fotografia (1849-1900).