Online Library of Selected Images
Ships of the Spanish-American War

Armored Cruisers - USS Brooklyn

USS Brooklyn (Armored Cruiser # 3) was built between 1893 and 1896. During the Spanish-American War, she was flagship of Commodore Winfield Scott Schley's "Flying Squadron" and participated in the 3 July 1898 naval battle off Santiago de Cuba. Her active service ended in 1921, when she was sold for scrap.

This page features views of the Brooklyn, including photographs taken on board the ship.

This page features the U.S. Navy Flag Officers who had wartime combat commands.

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Photo #: NH 91960

USS Brooklyn (CA 3)


At the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY, 1898. Photographed by Enrique Muller.

Collection of the New York Naval Shipyard.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 63096

USS Brooklyn (CA 3)


In New York Harbor during the Spanish-American War victory naval parade, August 1898.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 61500

USS Brooklyn (CA 3)


In New York Harbor during the victory fleet review, August 1898. USS New York (CA-2) is in the left background. The original photograph was copyright by George P. Hall & Son, New York, 1898.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 100345

USS Brooklyn (CA 3)


Returns to the U.S. from Cuban Waters, August 1898. Her crewmen are waving to the photographer. The original photograph was published on a stereograph card by Strohmeyer & Wyman, New York, 1898.

Donation of Louis Smaus, 1985.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 100290

USS Brooklyn (CA 3)


Steaming in the New York naval parade, August 1898, upon the return of the fleet from Cuban waters. The original photograph was published on a stereograph card by the American Stereoscopic Company, copyrighted by R.Y. Young, 1899.

Donation of Louis Smaus, 1985.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 73613

USS Brooklyn (CA 3)


In drydock at the New York Navy Yard, 1898, with men working over her side. Note rudder and starboard propeller. Original photograph was copyright 1899 by R.Y. Young.

Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, Corte Madera, CA, 1971.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 93704

USS Brooklyn (CA 3)


Sailors and Marines on the cruiser's forecastle, with mascot goat, 1898. Note details of pilothouse and bridge, improvised gunport shields on her forward 8" gun turret, and very odd "flathat" worn by one sailor. The original photograph was published on a stereograph card, copyright by C.L. Wasson, 1899.

Courtesy of Commander Donald J. Robinson, USN(Ret), 1982.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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To the best of our knowledge, the pictures referenced here are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any purpose.



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