U.S.S. Philadelphia (1889)

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U.S.S. Philadelphia (1889)
Hull Number: Cruiser No. 4[1]
Builder: Cramp[2]
Ordered: Act of 3 March, 1887[3]
Laid down: 22 March, 1888[4]
Launched: 7 September, 1889[5]
Commissioned: 28 July, 1890[6]
Decommissioned: 22 September, 1902[7]
Stricken: 24 November, 1926[8]
Sold: 1927[9]
U.S.S. Philadelphia was a protected cruiser completed for the U.S. Navy in 1890.

Construction

She was launched on 7 September, 1889, sponsored by Miss Minnie Wanamaker, daughter of merchant and philanthropist John Wanamaker.

Service

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Armament

As Completed

[21]

  • twelve 6-inch/30 caliber
  • four 6-pounders
  • four 3-pounders
  • two 1-pounders
  • three 37mm Hotchkiss revolvers
  • four Gatling guns
  • four above water 14-inch torpedo tubes[22]

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Friedman. U.S. Cruisers. p. 449.
  2. Friedman. U.S. Cruisers. p. 449.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 152.
  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. Friedman. U.S. Cruisers. p. 449.
  9. Friedman. U.S. Cruisers. p. 449.
  10. Register of Officers, 1896. p. 6.
  11. List and Station, July 1898. p. 5.
  12. Register of Officers, 1900. p. 10.
  13. Register of Officers, 1905. p. 14.
  14. Register of Officers, 1908. p. 12.
  15. Register of Officers, 1909. p. 12.
  16. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 14.
  17. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 16.
  18. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 14.
  19. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 16.
  20. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 16.
  21. Friedman. U.S. Cruisers. p. 460.
  22. Never mounted, per Silverstone. New Navy. p. 26.

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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