U.S.S. Birmingham (1907)

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U.S.S. Birmingham (1907)
Hull Number: CL-2
Builder: Fore River[1]
Ordered: Act of 27 Apr, 1904[2]
Laid down: 14 Aug, 1905[3]
Launched: 29 May, 1907[4]
Commissioned: 11 Apr, 1908[5]
Decommissioned: 1 Dec, 1923[6]
Sold: 13 May, 1930[7]
U.S.S. Birmingham was one of three Chester class light cruisers completed for the U.S. Navy.

Construction

Birmingham was launched on 29 May, 1907, sponsored by Mrs L. Underwood.

Service

Birmingham was commissioned on 11 April, 1908 with Commander Burns T. Walling in command.

In March 1910, Birmingham had the melancholy duty of conveying the yawl of the lost tug Nina to Norfolk Navy Yard after it was discovered on a beach in Metopkin Inlet. The Nina had departed Norfolk for Boston on 6 February, and was last seen struggling in bad weather.[8][9][10]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Friedman. U.S. Cruisers. p. 450.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 155.
  3. Friedman. U.S. Cruisers. p. 450.
  4. Friedman. U.S. Cruisers. p. 450.
  5. Friedman. U.S. Cruisers. p. 450.
  6. Friedman. U.S. Cruisers. p. 450.
  7. Friedman. U.S. Cruisers. p. 450.
  8. DANFS - Nina
  9. "Nina Officially Lost". The Army and Navy Register. Saturday, 19 March, 1910. Volume XLVII, No. 1578, p. 21.
  10. "Identify Yawl of Tug Nina". The Army and Navy Register. Saturday, 19 March, 1910. Volume XLVII, No. 1578, p. 22.
  11. Register of Officers, 1909. p. 10.
  12. Register of Officers, 1909. p. 10.
  13. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 12.
  14. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 12.
  15. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 14.
  16. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 14.
  17. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 14.
  18. Register of Officers, 1914. p. 14.
  19. "The Navy Gazette". Army and Navy Register. 10 January, 1914. Vol. LV, No. 1,747, p. 55.
  20. Register of Officers, 1916. p. 271.
  21. Register of Officers, 1917. p. 14.
  22. Register of Officers, 1922. pp. 18-19.

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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