U.S.S. Baltimore (1890)

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U.S.S. Baltimore (1888)
Hull Number: Cruiser No. 3, CM-1
Builder: Cramp[1]
Ordered: Act of 3 August, 1886[2]
Laid down: 20 January, 1887[3]
Launched: 6 October, 1888[4]
Commissioned: 7 January, 1890[5]
Decommissioned: 15 September, 1922[6]
Sold: 16 February, 1942[7]
U.S.S. Baltimore was a protected cruiser completed for the U.S. Navy in 1890.

Construction

She was launched on 6 October, 1888 by William Cramp & Sons, sponsored by Mrs. Theodore D. Wilson, wife of Chief Constructor Theodore D. Wilson.

Service

Baltimore was commissioned on 7 January, 1890, with Captain W. S. Schley in command.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Armament

As Completed

[25]

  • four 8-inch/35 caliber
  • six 6-inch/30 caliber
  • four 6-pounders
  • two 3-pounders
  • two 1-pounders
  • four 37mm Hotchkiss revolvers
  • two Gatlings
  • five 12-inch torpedo tubes[26]

1902

[27]

  • twelve 6-inch/40 caliber
  • six 14-pounders
  • six 3-pounders

1910

[28]

  • twelve 6-inch/40 caliber
  • six 3-inch
  • six 3-pounders
  • four 1-pounders

1919

[29]

  • four 5-inch/51 caliber
  • two 3-inch/50 caliber AA guns
  • two machine guns

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Friedman. U.S. Cruisers. p. 449.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 151.
  3. Friedman. U.S. Cruisers. p. 449.
  4. Friedman. U.S. Cruisers. p. 449.
  5. Friedman. U.S. Cruisers. p. 449.
  6. Friedman. U.S. Cruisers. p. 449.
  7. Friedman. U.S. Cruisers. p. 449.
  8. Register of Officers, 1890. p. 6.
  9. Register of Officers, 1896. p. 6.
  10. Register of Officers, 1898. p. 6.
  11. Register of Officers, 1900. p. 8.
  12. Register of Officers, 1904. p. 12.
  13. Register of Officers, 1906. p. 12.
  14. Register of Officers, 1907. p. 12.
  15. Register of Officers, 1906. p. 12.
  16. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 14.
  17. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 14.
  18. Register of Officers, 1913. p. 14.
  19. Register of Officers, 1913. p. 14.
  20. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 14.
  21. "The Navy Gazette". Army and Navy Register. 11 January, 1913. Vol. LIII, No. 1,695, p. 55.
  22. Register of Officers, 1916. p. 14.
  23. Register of Officers, 1917. p. 16.
  24. Register of Officers, 1920. pp. 16-17.
  25. Friedman. U.S. Cruisers. p. 459.
  26. Never mounted, per Silverstone. New Navy. p. 26
  27. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 26.
  28. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 26.
  29. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 151.

Bibliography

  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
  • Friedman, Norman (1985). U.S. Cruisers: An Illustrated Design History. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
  • Silverstone, Paul H. (2006). The U.S. Navy Warship Series: The New Navy 1883-1922. New York: Routledge.


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