U.S.S. Nashville (1895)

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U.S.S. Nashville (1895)
Hull Number: PG-7
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company[1]
Ordered: Act of 3 March, 1893[2]
Laid down: 9 August, 1894[3]
Launched: 19 October, 1895[4]
Commissioned: 19 August, 1897[5]
Decommissioned: 29 October, 1919[6]
Sold: 20 October, 1920[7]
Fate: Merchatile service
U.S.S. Nashville was a gunboat completed for the United States Navy in 1897.

Construction

Her design was handsome and almost yacht-like, with two very tall thin funnels and a rounded fantail stern.

Nashville was launched by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company on 19 October, 1895, sponsored by Miss Maria Guild.

Service

Nashville was commissioned on 19 August, 1897 with Commander Washburn Maynard in command.

She became the barge Richmond Cedar Works No. 4 and was finally scrapped in 1957.[8]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Armament

1897

[24]

  • eight 4-inch/40 caliber
  • two 6-pounders
  • two 3-pounders
  • two 1-pounders

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 69.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 164.
  3. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 69.
  4. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 69.
  5. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 69.
  6. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 69.
  7. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 69.
  8. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 69.
  9. Register of Officers, 1898. p. 8.
  10. Register of Officers, 1900. p. 14.
  11. Register of Officers, 1903. p. 12.
  12. Register of Officers, 1904. p. 12.
  13. Register of Officers, 1904. p. 12.
  14. Register of Officers, 1906. p. 14.
  15. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 14.
  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, 1913. p. 14.
  21. Register of Officers, 1915. p. 16.
  22. Register of Officers, 1916. p. 16.
  23. Register of Officers, 1917. p. 16.
  24. DANFS - Nashville

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.


Gunboat U.S.S. Nashville
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