U.S.S. Monterey (1891)

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U.S.S. Monterey (1891)
Hull Number: BM-6
Builder: Union Iron Works[1]
Ordered: Act of 3 March, 1887[2]
Laid down: 20 Dec, 1889[3]
Launched: 28 Apr, 1891[4]
Commissioned: 13 Feb, 1893[5]
Decommissioned: 27 Aug, 1921[6]
Sold: 25 Feb, 1922[7]
Fate: Broken up

Construction

Monterey's planned armament was much heavier: one 16-inch and one 12-inch gun plus a 15-inch pneumatic "dynamite gun" in the bow. The massive 110 ton 16-incher's slow rate of fire, plus weight concerns, led to a less spectacular main battery being substituted and the dynamite gun being omitted altogether.[8][9]

Service

Armament

Guns

As Built[10]

  • two 12-inch/35 caliber
  • two 10-inch/30 caliber
  • six 6-pounder Hotchkiss
  • four 1-pounder Hotchkiss

Torpedoes

  • nil

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Friedman. U.S. Battleships. p. 422.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 146.
  3. Friedman. U.S. Battleships. p. 422.
  4. Friedman. U.S. Battleships. p. 422.
  5. Friedman. U.S. Battleships. p. 422.
  6. Friedman. U.S. Battleships. p. 422.
  7. Friedman. U.S. Battleships. p. 422.
  8. Friedman. U.S. Battleships. pp. 408-409.
  9. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 18.
  10. Friedman. U.S. Battleships. p. 451.
  11. Records of Living Officers (7th ed). p. 14.
  12. Records of Living Officers (7th ed). p. 14.
  13. Register of Officers, 1896. p. 6.
  14. Register of Officers, 1898. p. 6.
  15. Register of Officers, 1900. p. 8.
  16. Register of Officers, 1903. p. 12.
  17. Register of Officers, 1905. p. 14.
  18. Register of Officers, 1908. p. 26.
  19. Register of Officers, 1909. p. 14.
  20. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 14.
  21. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 14.
  22. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 14.
  23. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 14.
  24. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 14.
  25. Register of Officers, 1915. p. 14.
  26. Register of Officers, 1916. p. 34.
  27. Register of Officers, 1919. pp. 36-37.

Bibliography

  • Allen, Francis J. (1983). Roberts, John. ed. "The US Monitors Part 1". Warship Volume VII: pp. 55-59.
  • Allen, Francis J. (1983). Roberts, John. ed. "The US Monitors Part 2". Warship Volume VII: pp. 134-140.
  • 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. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-715-1. (on Amazon.com).
  • Silverstone, Paul H. (2006). The U.S. Navy Warship Series: The New Navy 1883-1922. New York: Routledge.


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