U.S.S. Topeka (1881)

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U.S.S. Topeka (1898)
Hull Number: PG-35
Builder: Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft[1]
Purchased: 2 April, 1898[2]
Launched: 1881[3]
Commissioned: 2 April, 1898[4]
Decommissioned: 2 December, 1929
Stricken: 2 January, 1930
Sold: 13 May, 1930
Fate: Broken up
U.S.S. Topeka was a German-built gunboat purchased by the United States Navy in 1898.

Construction

Service

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Armament

[9][10]

  • six or eight 4-inch/40 caliber[11]
  • four or six 3-pounders[12]
  • two 1-pounders

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 70.
  2. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 70.
  3. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 70.
  4. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 70.
  5. List and Station, July 1898. p. 7.
  6. List and Station, July 1898. p. 7.
  7. Register of Officers, 1903. p. 12.
  8. Register of Officers, 1904. p. 14.
  9. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 70.
  10. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 166.
  11. Silverstone lists six, Conway's lists eight
  12. Silverstone lists six, Conway's lists four

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).
  • Silverstone, Paul H. (2006). The U.S. Navy Warship Series: The New Navy 1883-1922. New York: Routledge.

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