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Manila Bay Medal recipients, USS Raleigh

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[NOTE: The following history is from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The photo (NHC No. H44191) is from the center's Photographic Section.]

(Displacement 3,183 tons; length 305'10"; beam42', draft 18'(mean), speed19 knots, complement 312; armament 1-6", 10-5", 8 6-pars., 4 1-pars., 4-18" torpedo tubes; class Cincinnati)

The second Raleigh (C-8) was laid down on 19 December 1889 at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Va.; launched 31 March 1892; sponsored by Mrs. Alfred W. Haywood, and commissioned on 17 April 1894, Capt. Merrili Miller in command.

Remaining in the yard for another 5 months, Raleigh shifted to Hampton Roads in early September, then conducted shakedown in Chesapeake Bay. In January 1895, she completed fitting out at the torpedo station at Neuport, R.I., and on the 25th put to sea to join the North Atlantic Squadron for battle practice in the Caribbean. In June, she put into New York, whence she moved south again for a cruise around the Florida peninsula, and in August, she returned to New York for voyage repairs before resuming operations w ith her squadron. For the next 10 months, she continued operations in the western Atlantic, ranging from New England to the Straits of Florida.

During the summer of 1896, she trained Naval Militiamen from South Carolina and Louisiana, then returned to the east coast and North Atlantic Squadron exercises. From late October to early February 1897, she joined in a neutrality patrol off Florida, and in April, after the completion of an overhaul at Norfolk, participated in ceremonies marking the dedication of Grant's Tomb.

On 6 May, Raleigh steamed east and on 11 June reported for duty on the European Station at Smyrna (now Izmir) on the Aegean Sea. Tn July, she participated in a good-will tour of Morocean ports. In August, she cruised off Italy, then returned to the western Mediterranean. Into December, she operated off the Levant and, toward the end of the month transited the Suez Canal en route to the Asiatic Station. On 18 February 1898, she reached Hong Kong where she joined Dewey's squadron.

On 26 April the U.S. Congress declared war against Spain. On the 27th the squadron got underway for Manila.

At the end of the month, Raleigh passed El Fraile Island and was fired on by an enemy battery. With Concord and Boston she returned the fire, then moved toward Cavite to engage the Spanish fleet.

Steaming in column, the American squadron ran by the Spanish, firing at close range. Two hours later, five cross runs had been completed, and the Spanish fleet had been destroyed. Shore batteries became the targets. Just before noon on 1 May, Raleigh joined Olympia, Boston, and Petrel in silencing the navy yard and arsenal batteries. On 2 May, she sent officers ashore to demand the surrender of Corregidor and, on the 3d, sent men to disable the batteries there and destroy the munitions. In the late afternoon, shore parties were sent to Palo Caballo for the same purpose. Raleigh then took up picket and patrol duties, capturing the gunboat Callao on the 9th.

In July, Raleigh shifted from Manila Bay to Subic Bay. On the 7th, she shelled Spanish positions on Grande Island until they were surrendered; she then sent garrison troops ashore. On the 10th, she returned to Manila, where she remained until after the Spanish surrendered the eity in mid-August.

On the 25th, Raleigh put to sea, bound for Hong Kong with mail. In early September, she returned to the Philippines where she operated until sailing for Suez, Gibraltar, and the United States on 15 December. On 15 April 1899, she arrived at New York and the next day received honors from other ships and from officials of the city.

Ten days after her arrival, Raleigh cleared New York Harbor and turned south. On the 26th, she entered the Delaware River and moved up to Philadelphia, where on the 28th President McKinley and Secretary of the Navy Long came on board to honor the ship and crew for a job well done.

On 2 May, Raleigh got underway again, and, after visiting ports in the Carolinas, put into Portsmouth, N.H., where she was decommissioned on 10 June.

Recommissioned on 5 January 1903, Raleigh was fitted out at New York and in mid-March sailed for Honduras. There she delivered stores to ships cruising off that coast, then headed east. Steaming via Gibraltar and Suez, she rejoined the Asiatie Fleet at Chefoo, China, on 26 August.

For the next 4 years she cruised in Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Philippine waters in support of diplomatic missions as well as showing the flag and conducting good-will tours. On 12 August 1907, she departed Yokosuka for San Francisco. Arriving on 6 September, she proceeded to Mare Island to begin inactivation.

Decommissioned on 12 October 1907, Raleigh was recommissioned on 21 February 1911. Initially assigned to the Pacific Reserve Squadron, she remained in San Francisco until December. She then moved north to Bremerton, Wash., and 2 more years of little activity.

On 6 December 1913, she departed Puget Sound. Steaming south, she joined the active fleet and served as a station ship in Mexican ports, primarily Manzanillo, Mazatlan, La Paz, and Guaymas, for the next 4 years. During the time she interrupted her Mexican assignments twice: for duty at Oeos, Guatemala, from 6 to 25 October 1915; and at Corinto Nicaragua, from I April to 26 July 1916.

Undergoing repairs at Mare Island when the United States entered World War I, Raleigh departed San Francisco in early May 1917 and on 5 June joined the Patrol Force, U.S. Atlantic Flect, at Newport, R.I. Assigned to Cruiser Force, 2d Squadron, she patrolled from Boston to Norfolk until November when she was detached for duty in Brazilian waters.

On 12 December, Raleigh arrived at Rio de Janeiro and until 27 April 1918, she patrolled between there and Bahia (Salvador). In May she arrived off West Africa; delivered munitions to the Liberian Government; continued on to Dakar, French West Africa, then, on 18 May, headed west. At the end of the month, she resumed Bahia-Rio patrols.

At the same time, however, German U-boats appeared off the east coast of the United States. Raleigh was ordered home.

Clearing Bahia on 26 June, she joined the American Patrol Detachment at Key West, Fla., on 21 July and began guarding convoys in the Gulf of Mexico, in the Caribbean, and off the east coast of the Carolinas. She remained on that duty until after the end of the war and, into 1919 continued operations out of Key West. On 6 April she entered the Charleston Navy Yard and prepared for inactivation. On 21 April 1919 she was decommissioned for the last time and on 5 August 1921 she was sold for scrapping to Henry A. Hitner's Sons Co., Philadelphia Pa.

Officers Of The Raleigh
Joseph B. Coghlan, Captain
Frederic Singer, Lieutenant Commander
William Winder, Lieutenant
Benjamin Tappan, Lieutenant
Hugh Rodman, Lieutenant
Casey B. Morgan, Ensign
Frank L. Chadwick, Ensign
Provoost Babin, Ensign
Emlyn H. Marsteller, Surgeon
Dudley N. Carpenter, Assistant Surgeon
William W. Galt, Paymaster
Frank H. Bailey, Chief Engineer
Alexander S. Halstead, Passed Assistant Engineer
John R. Brady, Assit. Engineer
Thomas C. Treadwell, First Lieutenant Of Marines
Edward J. Norcott, Acting Boatswain
Gaston D. Johnstone, Acting Gunner
Timothy E. Kiley, Acting Carpenter
George A. White, Pay Clerk

 Crew Of The Raleigh

Abrahamson, Rinehart E., Apprentice, Second Class
Adamsson, Edwin, Coxswain
Akesson, Paulus, Fireman, First Class
Andersen, Andrew F., Seaman
Anderson, Nils, Gunner's Mate, Third Class
Andersson, Adolf, Seaman
Andrews, Ellwood W., Machinist, Second Class
Andy, Emil, Seaman
Armstrong, J. J., Apprentice, First Class
Bailey, Aubrey C., Landsman
Barnes, James, Fireman, First Class
Barnum, Edward K., Apprentice, Second Class
Barratt, John, Warrant Officer's Cook
Baxter, David, Seaman
Benane, Driss, W. O. Cook
Benezra, Jack, Landsrnan
Berlin, Your Karl, Ship's Cook, Fourth Class
Berreson, Ole, Coxswain
Bixler, Charles E., Fireman, Second Class
Blaisdell, Clinton S., Apprentice, Second Class
Boothe, James L., Mess Attendant
Bordley, Elville, Ordinary Seaman
Borg, Carl Jon, Water Tender
Bosse, Alessandro, Landsman
Boyle, Michel, Fireman, First Class
Bradbury, D., Oiler
Brawn, Karl, Coppersmith
Briar, August, Coal Passer
Bromberger, Fritz, Seaman
Brosnan, William J., Master-At-Arms, Third Class
Brown, J. L., Ordinary Seaman
Bryan, Benjamin H., Chief Master-At-Arms
Brydson, James, Landsman
Carey, Patrick, Coal Passer
Carroll, George H., Fireman, First Class
Cathell, George W., Fireman, Second Class
Chappell, Charles, Fireman, First Class
Chida, Saki, Steerage Steward
Chow, Lee, Landsman
Chung, Ah, Landsman
Clark, Francis, Fireman, Second Class
Clark, Lewis W., Coal Passer
Clark, Walter J., Chief Machinist
Coles, William, Coal Passer
Collins, James, Landsman
Conolly, Coleman, Water Tender
Costabel, Daniel, Warrant Officer's Steward
Crook, Herbert L., Apprentice, First Class
Dafgard, Andrew G.C., Apprentice, Second Class
Danelson, August, Seaman
Daughtry, Isaac, Fireman, First Class
Dausch, Edward A., Apprentice, First Class
Davis, Frederick H., Apprentice, First Class
Deale, William C., Bugler
DeKalb, Raymond P., Apprentice, First Class
Dilworth, Charles, Fireman, First Class
Dixon, Alfred, Coal Passer
Douglass, Joseph, Landsman
Doyle, Burt, Landsman
Doyle, Peter, Shipwright
Duffy, James, Oiler
Duncan, James G., Apprentice, First Class
Duncan, Julian, Apprentice, Second Class
Dunki, Carl, Coal Passer
Eason, Thomas, Gunner's Mate, Third Class
Evans, George H., Fireman, Second Class
Evans, Thomas, Boatswain's Mate, Second Class
Falk, John, Landsman
Faridone, Pietro, Coal Passer
Fat, Ah, Mess Attendant
Ferguson, George, Coal Passer
Ferguson, James, Plumber And Fitter
Fitzpatrick, John, Coal Passer
Fitzpatrick, Thomas, Coal Passer
Flanagan, Edward, Coal Passer
Foley, Bartley, Water Tender
Framarin, Girolomo, Mess Attendant
Fuller, Henry L., Apprentice, Second Class
Gaither, Harry H., Coal Passer
Gassoway, Samuel J., Apprentice, First Class
Gensler, Lawrence C., Painter
Gibbs, Randolph H., Boatswain's Mate, Second Class
Gilsenan, Thomas, Carpenter's Mate, Second Class
Gonnet, Pierre, Wardroom Steward
Goodridge, N. E., Machinist, Second Class
Gottlieb, Henry, Apprentice, Second Class
Grandahl, Hjalmar, Seaman
Grant, Charlie, Seaman
Graves, George W., Apprentice, First Class
Green, John M., Fireman, Second Class
Gustavesen, Johan, Cunner's Mate, Third Class
Habu, Asao, Mess Attendant
Hackett, Patrick, Fireman, Second Class
Hamaguchi, Kintoro, Mess Attendant
Hamilton, William N., Coal Passer
Hanlon, Patrick, Fireman, First Class
Hansen, Andrew, Quartermaster, Third Class
Hanson, Max, Gunner's Mate, Second Class
Harris, Charles, Bayman
Harvey, William John, Chief Yeoman
Heaney, Charles W., Coal Passer
Heath, Samuel, Fireman, Second Class
Henry, George, Seaman
Hines, Patrick, Coal Passer
Hofman, Thomas, Fireman, First Class
Hogan, William M. A., Apprentice, First Class
Holub, Joseph, Chief Cunner's Mate
Hug, William J., Cunner's Mate, First Class
Hummel, Augustus J., Coal Passer
Jakobson, Bernt A. M., Coal Passer
Jansson, Charles, Seaman
Jarrett, Henry C., Yeoman, Second Class
Jensen, Anton M., Apprentice, Second Class
Johns, Edward R., Seaman
Johnson, James, Coxswain
Johnson, John R., Ordinary Seaman
Johnson, Paul, Fireman, Second Class
Johnson, William, Sailmaker's Mate
Jonsson, Julius, Ordinary Seaman
Kausch, Rudolph G., Gunner's Mate, Third Class
Kenney, Stephen, Landsman
Klynson, Antony, Seaman
Kornfeld, William E., Machinist, Secand Class
Lafka, Antonio, Oiler
Lannon, Patrick, Coal Passer
Larson, John, Coal Passer
Larsson, John, Blacksmith
Leclere, Alphonse, Wardroom Cook
Lentz, Percy, J., Chief Yeoman
Linden, Frank John, Machinist, First Class
Lucas, Fred, Coal Passer
Lynch, Michel J., Gunner's Mate, First Class
Maher, Lawrence, Coal Passer
Mahoney, John, Fireman, First Class
Malet, George, Seaman
Manghir, Antoine, Mess Attendant
Marayama, Toshi, Steerage Cook
Maro, Charles, Boilermaker
Martin, Joseph, Apprentice, First Class
Mason, Armstead, Landsman
Masselo, Panayote, Cabin Cook
Mattson, Axel, Oiler
Mauerhofer, Emil, Apprentice, Second Class
Mayhew, William B., Machinist, First Class
Melampy, Daniel, Coal Passer
Miller, James A., Ordinary Seaman
Mitchell, Harry E., Coal Passer
Mon, Tche, Blacksmith
Moretz, Max, Seaman
Moylan, Nicholas Dan, Seaman
Muller, Charles, Landsman
Murphey, John, Coal Passer
Murphey, William, Boatswain's Mate, First Class
Murray, Joseph, Seaman
McArdle, James S., Apprentice, First Class
McCants, John H., Landsman
McCarthey, Edward J., Seaman
McCartney, Edward, Landsman
McGraw, John J., Landsrnan
McDonald, James, Coal Passer
McFaun, John, Coal Passer
McIntosh, Joseph, Fireman, Second Class
McKenna, Edward, Fireman, First Class
McLaughlin, Thomas, Fireman, First Class
McMahon, William J., Coal Passer
McNish, Samuel, Coal Passer
Nagasaki, Yoohimatser, Ordinary Seaman
Nagel, William, Coal Passer
Nelson, Chresten, Oiler
Nilsen, Olaf, Coxswain
Nilsen, Ole S., Boatswain's Mate, Second Class
Nilsson, Sixten F., Coxswain
Nygard, Victor, Seaman
O'Brien, William, Quartermaster, First Class
O'Dell Thomas W., Machinist, First Class
O'Donohue, John, Ordinary Seaman
Olsen, Gustaf T., Seaman
Ortman, Julius, Gunner's Mate, Third Class
Pequignot, Edward, Coal Passer
Perry, Frank J., Landsman
Pfingstag, H.C.R., Apprentice, Second Class
Phillips, James H., Fireman, First Class
Phillips, R. W., Chief Yeoman
Ping, Ah, Landsman
Price, G.H., Yeoman, First Class
Prime, Charles, Gunner's Mate, Second Class
Quinn, James C., Gunner's Mate, First Class
Ridpath, William M., Machinist, First Class
Riley, John, Chief Boatswain's Mate
Rosse, Antone, Ordinary Seaman
Rothwell, John, Gunner's Mate, Third Class
Rouzer, Clarence,Ordinary Seaman
Rusk, Isak E., Gunner's Mate, Third Class
Ryan, Stephen,Gunner's Mate, First Class.
Sablestrom, Erik A., Seaman
Sanborn, Stephen H., Fireman, First Class
Sandberg, Frederick E., Ordinary Seaman
Savage, William, Landsman
Schaupp, Charles, Machinist, Second Class
Schenk, Baldwin F. L., Fireman, Second Class
Schuler, William, Quartermaster, Third Class
Scobie, William, Chief Machinist
Scott, Thomas, Coal Passer
Sheppard, Moses, Cabin Steward
Skon, Svend J., Boatswains Mate, Second Clas,
Smith, Benjamin F. W., Seaman
Smith, Frederick, Boatswain's Mate, Second Class
Smith, Henry, Ship's Cook, First Class
Smith, James, Landsman
Smith, James, Seaman
Smith, William A., Seaman
Sneath, William, Seaman
Sorensen, Christian, Quartermaster, Second Class
Spellman, Martin, Coal Passer
Swanson, Adolph, Cunner's Mate, First Class
Tam, King, Mess Attendant
Tejada, Joseph J., Apothecary
Teutchtler, Robert, Apprentice, Second Class
Thompson, William A., Coxswain
Tracey, Stephen, Water Tender
Trent, Thomas, Fireman, Second Class
Trigger, Daniel, Chief Carpenter's Mate
Tung, Lou, Landsrnan
Vaughan, James, Ordinary Seaman
Vose, William, Ordinary Seaman
Wagenheim, Emil, Landsman
Wall, Ulric V., Seaman
Walsh, George F., Ordinary Seaman
Walsh, James, Coal Passer
Ward, Albert C., Landsrnan
Warner, Benjamin, Oiler
Warner, George T., Gunner's Mate, Third Class
Warner, Sidney, Fireman, Second Class
Watson, Frederick, Coal Passer
Way, Louis F., Chief Quartermaster
Welsh, John, Coal Passer
Werling, Richard, Ordinary Seaman
West, Joseph E., Boatswain's Mate, Second Class
Wetzel, William, Oiler
Wev, O. W., Apprentice, Second Class
White, Charles J., Apprentice, Second Class
White, James F., Fireman, Second Class
White, Stephen, Oiler
Williams, George, Ordinary Seaman
Williams, Murray, Water Tender
Woodward, Albert N., Bayrnan
Wormald, George W., Coal Passer
Wormald, Robert, Oiler
Wuchuhara, Keyokusa, Mess Attendant
Wynn, Walker, Apprentice, Second Class

Marine Guard Of The Raleigh
Evans, Richard L., First Sergeant
Brown, James W., Sergeant
Rowland, Edward, Sergeant
Collins, Harry A., Corporal
Hoover, Charles E., Corporal
Stevens, William H., Corporal
Stewart, James A., Drummer.
Slobudski, Marcello, Fifer
Akers, John B., Private
Birrer, Fernando L., Private
Blodgett, Foster, Private
Bonner, Daniel S., Private
Boyce, Robert N., Private
Condrey, William B., Private
Farrell, John, Private
Gilson, Daniel E., Private
Heard, Richard J., Private
Lynch, Daniel J., Private
Neily, George W., Private
Nelson, Peter, Private
O'Hara, Peter J., Private
Phillips, Henry, Private
Platt, Edward A., Private
Rafferty, Henry, Private
Staples, Charles E., Private
Ward, John R., Private
Wilber, Christian, Private


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