USRC Windom, a 670-ton cruising cutter, was built at Dubuque, Iowa, and Baltimore, Maryland. She was commissioned in June 1896 and performed her initial service off the mid-Atlantic states. During the Spanish-American War, Windom operated actively off Cuba. Post-war, she was assigned to the Chesapeake Bay area until 1906, when her duty station became Galveston, Texas. In December 1915 her name was changed to Comanche. The cutter was decommissioned in July 1930 and sold the following November.
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Photo #: 19-N-19-21-12
USRC Windom (1896-1930)
In drydock at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, 9 April 1898.
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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17 October 1998