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

USS Badger (1898-1900)

USS Badger, a 4784-ton auxiliary cruiser, was built as the merchant ship Yumuri at Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1889. She was purchased by the Navy in April 1898 and converted for Spanish-American War use. During that brief conflict she was active off Cuba as both a cruiser and as a transport. Badger sailed for the Pacific in late 1898, and served there until transferred to the War Department in April 1900. Renamed Lawton, she was employed thereafter as a U.S. Army transport.

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Photo #: NH 67514

USS Badger (1898-1900)


Photographed at the time of the Spanish-American War, 1898.

Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, Corte Madera, CA, 1969.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 47,898 bytes; 740 x 480 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 57990

USS Badger (1898-1900)


At the New York Navy Yard, 4 June 1898, preparing for service off Cuba.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 65,430 bytes; 590 x 725 pixels

 

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24 September 1998