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Ships of the Spanish-American War

Battleships USS Oregon

USS Oregon (Battleship # 3) was built between 1891 and 1896, the first U.S. Navy battleship to be constructed on the Pacific coast. In March-May 1898, she made an epic voyage around South America to join the Navy's forces off Cuba. On 3 July 1898, Oregon took part in the naval battle off Santiago. Her active naval career lasted until the early 1920s, when she became a museum ship at Portland, Oregon. Oregon was partially scrapped during World War II, and her hull became an ammunition barge. She was finally broken up in 1956.

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

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Photo #: NH 61222

USS Oregon (BB-3)


Returning to the U.S. from Cuba, following the Spanish-American War, 1898.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 61237

USS Oregon (BB-3)


Leaving New York City for Manila, 12 October 1898.

Courtesy of Allan J. Drugan, from the album of Lewis H. Rockey.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 61502

USS Oregon (BB-3)


In New York Harbor just after the end of the Spanish-American War, 1898.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 43148

USS Oregon (BB-3)

In New York Harbor for the victory fleet review, August 1898. Photographed by George P. Hall & Son, New York.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 82656

USS Oregon (BB-3)


Photographed in 1898. The original photograph was printed on a stereograph card.

Courtesy of Commander Donald J. Robinson, USN(MSC), 1975.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 42969

USS Oregon (BB-3)


Closeup view of her forward 13-inch gun turret and pilothouse, taken as she was leaving New York for Manila, 12 October 1898. Note man atop one of the guns, and anchors stowed on "billboards". This image is cropped from NH 61237.

Courtesy of Allan J. Drugan, from the album of Lewis H. Rockey.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 94260

USS Oregon (BB-3)


Crewmen loading small-caliber fixed ammunition, 1898. The original photograph was published on a stereograph card by Webster & Albee, Rochester, NY.

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

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 82644

USS Oregon (BB-3)


View looking aft from her forecastle, showing visitors atop her forward 13-inch gun turret, 1898. The original photograph was printed on a stereograph card.

Courtesy of Captain George Atkins, USNR(DC).

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 1895

USS Oregon (BB-3)


Crewman poses by the breech of one of the battleship's four 13"/35 guns, circa 1898.

Copied from the Journal of Naval Cadet C.R. Miller.

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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