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Online Library of Selected Images
Ships of the Spanish-American War--
Armored Cruisers--USS New York

USS New York (Armored Cruiser # 2) was built between 1890 and 1893. She played a major role in Caribbean operations during the Spanish- American War and was Rear Admiral William T. Sampson's flagship at the time of the Battle of Santiago on 3 July 1898. Twice renamed during the next three decades, she remained afloat until scuttled to avoid capture by the Japanese in December 1941.

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

If better quality reproductions than these digital images are desired, see "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

In all cases, clicking on the small photograph will prompt a larger view of the same image.

Photo #: NH 50012

USS New York (CA-2)


Underway, circa the 1890s.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 56,534 bytes; 740 x 621 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 45129

USS New York (CA-2)


Off New York City during the victory fleet review, August 1898.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 53,524 bytes; 735 x 506 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 1912

USS New York (CA-2)


Underway in New York Harbor during the victory fleet review, 21 August 1898, accompanied by local tugs and other craft. Rear Admiral William T. Sampson's two-star flag is flying at the mainmast peak.

Courtesy of Rear Admiral Arthur St. Clair Smith, USN (Ret).

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 64,163 bytes; 740 x 580 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 100315

USS New York (CA-2)


Stern view, at the New York Navy Yard, 1898, with ladies visiting the ship. The original photograph was published on a stereograph card by the International View Company, copyrighted by C.L. Wasson, 1899.

Donation of Louis Smaus, 1985.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 57,096 bytes; 585 x 625 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 85672

USS New York (CA-2)


Practice loading of one of the cruiser's midships 8"/35 guns, circa 1898. The original photograph was published on a stereograph card by the Keystone View Co. in about 1918.

Courtesy of Captain George Atkins, USNR(DC), 1977.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 66,900 bytes; 590 x 640 pixels

 

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15 February 1998