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

USS Bancroft (1893-1906)

USS Bancroft, a 839-ton gunboat built at Elizabethport, New Jersey, was commissioned in March 1893. She served as a U.S. Naval Academy practice ship as well as a gunboat, and participated in Spanish-American War operations off Cuba. In June 1906, Bancroft was transferred to the Treasury Department. Renamed USRC Itaska, she served as a Revenue Service (U.S. Coast Guard after 1915) Cutter until sold in May 1922.

This page features selected views related to USS Bancroft.

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Photo #: NH 56334

USS Bancroft (1893-1906)


Dressed with flags, circa 1893-98. Halftone photograph, published in Uncle Sam's Navy, 1898.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 62,766 bytes; 740 x 625 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 56338

USS Bancroft (1893-1906)


Firing a salute in 1898.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 59,421 bytes; 740 x 605 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 51660

Commander Richardson Clover, USN (1846-1919)


Photograph taken circa 1898. He was Chief of the Office of Naval Intelligence immediately before and during the first weeks of the Spanish-American War, and commanded USS Bancroft during the rest of the conflict.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 45,149 bytes; 590 x 780 pixels

 

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24 September 1998