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

USS Franklin (1867-1915)

USS Franklin, a 5170-ton screw frigate, was built at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, New Hampshire, between 1854 and 1867. Commissioned in June 1867, she served three tours as European Squadron flagship over the next decade. In March 1877, she became the receiving ship at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia. Later housed over and stripped of her masts and spars, Franklin remained in that role until October 1915, when she was decommissioned and sold.

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Photo #: NH 54189

USS Franklin (1867-1915)


At the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, circa 1867-1876.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 67KB; 590 x 615 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 53945

USS Franklin (1867-1915)


Photographed by E.H. Hart, 1162 Broadway, New York, probably at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, circa the 1880s.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 86KB; 740 x 630 pixels

 


The following images show Franklin in the background of other subjects:

Photo #: 19-N-19-22-3

U.S. Light House Tender Maple


At the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, 9 May 1898. The receiving ship USS Franklin is in the background.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 61,121 bytes; 740 x 630 pixels

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National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: NH 100042

Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia


Torpedo boats of the Atlantic Fleet Reserve Torpedo Flotilla at the Norfolk Navy Yard, circa 1907. Most of these craft are partially dismantled.
The two boats in the front right and the one in the front left (listed in no particular order) are: USS Bagley (TB-24), USS Barney (TB-25) and USS Biddle (TB-26).
The two larger boats between them, in the foreground are (left to right): USS DuPont (TB-7) and USS Porter (TB- 6).
The three boats in the back row are (left to right): One of the three Torpedo Boat # 3 class (Foote, Rodgers or Winslow), USS Cushing (TB-1) and either USS Gwin (TB-16) or USS Talbot (TB-15).
The receiving ship USS Franklin (1867-1915) and a two-masted schooner are in the distance.

Courtesy of R.D. Jeska, 1984.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 55,074 bytes; 740 x 490 pixels

 


The following image shows a member of USS Franklin's crew:

Photo #: NH 61156

Frank Allen, U.S. Navy Enlisted Man, 1868


Carte de visite photographic print by Benque-Sebastianutti, Trieste.
Allen was a Landsman on USS Franklin in 1868.

Donated by John McAlister.
Data on Frank Allen's service was provided by Charles Brewer, 1995.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 49KB; 425 x 765 pixels

 

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New picture added 17 November 1998