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

USS Gloucester (1898-1919)

USS Gloucester, a 786-ton yacht built in 1891 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as J.P. Morgan's Corsair, was obtained by the Navy in April 1898. She served off Cuba during the Spanish-American War, playing an important role in the 3 July 1898 naval battle of Santiago. She was also active in operations against Puerto Rico during the final weeks of the conflict.

Following the War, Gloucester operated off the U.S. Atlantic coast, in the West Indies and off South America. She served as a Naval Militia training ship from 1905 to 1917 and was a patrol vessel at New York City during the First World War. Struck from the Navy List in August 1919, Gloucester was sold in November of that year.

This page features selected views of USS Gloucester.

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Photo #: NH 100294

USS Gloucester (1898-1919)


Anchored in U.S. waters circa summer 1898, showing her forward 6-pdr. gun and bow decorations. Original photograph was printed on a stereograph card, copyright 1899 by Strohmeyer & Wyman, New York.

Donation of Louis Smaus, 1985.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 47,979 bytes; 590 x 655 pixels

A stereo pair version of this image is available as
Photo # NH 100294-A

Online Image of stereo pair: 42,492 bytes; 675 x 355 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 53600

USS Gloucester (1898-1919)


Photographed in 1898, probably at the end of the Spanish- American War.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 66,421 bytes; 740 x 515 pixels

 

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24 September 1998