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|fg=gold|bg=navy}}</div name=fredbot:career>'''U.S.S. Baltimore''' was a [[protected cruiser]] completed for the [[U.S. Navy]] in 1890.
 
|fg=gold|bg=navy}}</div name=fredbot:career>'''U.S.S. Baltimore''' was a [[protected cruiser]] completed for the [[U.S. Navy]] in 1890.
 
She was launched on 6 October 1888 by [[William Cramp & Sons]], sponsored by Mrs. Theodore D. Wilson, wife of Chief Constructor Theodore D. Wilson.  She commissioned on 7 January 1890, with Captain [[Winfield Scott Schley|W. S. Schley]] in command.
 
  
 
==Construction==
 
==Construction==
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She was launched on 6 October, 1888 by [[William Cramp & Sons]], sponsored by Mrs. Theodore D. Wilson, wife of Chief Constructor Theodore D. Wilson. 
  
 
==Service==
 
==Service==
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''Baltimore'' was commissioned on 7 January, 1890, with Captain [[Winfield Scott Schley|W. S. Schley]] in command.
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In 1900, she was serving on the [[Asiatic Squadron|Asiatic Station]].{{USOfficerReg1900|p. 150}}
  
 
==Captains==
 
==Captains==
 
Dates of appointment are provided when known.
 
Dates of appointment are provided when known.
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptUS}}|name=Benjamin Franklin Day|nick=Benjamin F. Day|appt=12 July, 1894{{USOfficerReg1896|p. 6}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptUS}}|name=Nehemiah Mayo Dyer|nick=Nehemiah M. Dyer|appt=31 August, 1897{{USOfficerReg1898|p. 6}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptUS}}|name=James McQueen Forsyth|nick=James M. Forsyth|appt=19 May, 1899{{USOfficerReg1900|p. 8}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CommUS}}|name=John Bradford Briggs|nick=John B. Briggs|appt=6 May, 1903{{USOfficerReg1904|p. 12}}|end=25 October, 1904{{INF}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CommUS}}|name=Nathan Sargent|nick=Nathan Sargent|appt=25 October, 1904{{USOfficerReg1906|p. 12}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CommUS}}|name=James Meredith Helm|nick=James M. Helm|appt=1906{{USOfficerReg1907|p. 12}}{{USOfficerReg1906|p. 12}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CommUS}}|name=Armistead Rust|nick=Armistead Rust|appt=26 October, 1911{{USOfficerReg1912|p. 14}}|end=1912{{USOfficerReg1912|p. 14}}{{USOfficerReg1913|p. 14}}|note=also Captain, [[Charleston Navy Yard]]}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CommUS}}|name=William Woodward Phelps|nick=William W. Phelps|appt=1912{{USOfficerReg1913|p. 14}}{{USOfficerReg1912|p. 14}}|end=9 January, 1913<ref>"The Navy Gazette".  ''Army and Navy Register''.  11 January, 1913.  Vol. '''LIII''', No. '''1,695''', p. 55.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CommUS}}|name=Frank Hodges Clark, Jr.|nick=Frank H. Clark, Jr.|appt=25 April, 1914{{USOfficerReg1916|p. 14}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CommUS}}|name=Albert Ware Marshall|nick=Albert W. Marshall|appt=1 April, 1915{{USOfficerReg1917|p. 16}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptUS}}|name=Alfred Graham Howe|nick=Alfred G. Howe|appt=12 January, 1918{{USOfficerReg1920|pp. 16-17}}}}
 
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builder=[[William Cramp & Sons|Cramp]]{{FriedmanUSCruisers|p. 449}}
 
order=Act of 3 August, 1886{{Conways1860|p. 151}}
 
order=Act of 3 August, 1886{{Conways1860|p. 151}}
 
laid=20 January, 1887{{FriedmanUSCruisers|p. 449}}
 
laid=20 January, 1887{{FriedmanUSCruisers|p. 449}}

Latest revision as of 16:04, 2 June 2020

U.S.S. Baltimore (1888)
Hull Number: Cruiser No. 3, CM-1
Builder: Cramp[1]
Ordered: Act of 3 August, 1886[2]
Laid down: 20 January, 1887[3]
Launched: 6 October, 1888[4]
Commissioned: 7 January, 1890[5]
Decommissioned: 15 September, 1922[6]
Sold: 16 February, 1942[7]
U.S.S. Baltimore was a protected cruiser completed for the U.S. Navy in 1890.

Construction

She was launched on 6 October, 1888 by William Cramp & Sons, sponsored by Mrs. Theodore D. Wilson, wife of Chief Constructor Theodore D. Wilson.

Service

Baltimore was commissioned on 7 January, 1890, with Captain W. S. Schley in command.

In 1900, she was serving on the Asiatic Station.[8]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Armament

As Completed

[26]

  • four 8-inch/35 caliber
  • six 6-inch/30 caliber
  • four 6-pounders
  • two 3-pounders
  • two 1-pounders
  • four 37mm Hotchkiss revolvers
  • two Gatlings
  • five 12-inch torpedo tubes[27]

1902

[28]

  • twelve 6-inch/40 caliber
  • six 14-pounders
  • six 3-pounders

1910

[29]

  • twelve 6-inch/40 caliber
  • six 3-inch
  • six 3-pounders
  • four 1-pounders

1919

[30]

  • four 5-inch/51 caliber
  • two 3-inch/50 caliber AA guns
  • two machine guns

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Friedman. U.S. Cruisers. p. 449.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 151.
  3. Friedman. U.S. Cruisers. p. 449.
  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. Register of Officers, 1900. p. 150.
  9. Register of Officers, 1890. p. 6.
  10. Register of Officers, 1896. p. 6.
  11. Register of Officers, 1898. p. 6.
  12. Register of Officers, 1900. p. 8.
  13. Register of Officers, 1904. p. 12.
  14. Register of Officers, 1906. p. 12.
  15. Register of Officers, 1907. p. 12.
  16. Register of Officers, 1906. p. 12.
  17. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 14.
  18. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 14.
  19. Register of Officers, 1913. p. 14.
  20. Register of Officers, 1913. p. 14.
  21. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 14.
  22. "The Navy Gazette". Army and Navy Register. 11 January, 1913. Vol. LIII, No. 1,695, p. 55.
  23. Register of Officers, 1916. p. 14.
  24. Register of Officers, 1917. p. 16.
  25. Register of Officers, 1920. pp. 16-17.
  26. Friedman. U.S. Cruisers. p. 459.
  27. Never mounted, per Silverstone. New Navy. p. 26
  28. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 26.
  29. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 26.
  30. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 151.

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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