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Online Library of Selected Images:
--U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Arctic (1898)

USS Arctic, a 1537-ton side-wheel steamer built in 1873, was obtained for use during the Spanish-American War. Commissioned in July 1898, she served in the Delaware River area as a refrigerator ship. After decommissioning in August 1898, Arctic was returned to her owner, the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This page features our only view of USS Arctic.

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Photo #: NH 57632

USS Arctic (1898)


Officers and crew posed on her forecastle and upper deck, circa July-August 1898. During the Spanish-American War, this Philadelphia city iceboat served briefly in the Delaware River area as a U.S. Navy refrigerator ship.
Note her 60-pounder breech-loading rifle, converted from a Civil War vintage Parrott gun.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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24 September 1998