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

USS Monadnock (Monitor # 3, BM-3), 1896-1923

USS Monadnock, a 3990-ton monitor, was built over a 22-year period at Vallejo and Mare Island, California, finally commissioning in February 1896. During the next two years, she served with the Pacific Squadron in the U.S. west coast area. In June 1898, she departed San Francisco on a two-month voyage to the Philippines, where she was needed to provide heavy-gun support following Admiral Dewey's victory at Manila Bay.

Monadnock remained in the Far East to the end of her career, serving in Philippine and Chinese waters. She decommissioned for the last time in March 1919 and was sold in August 1923.

This page features several views of USS Monadnock that have been cross-referenced from Spanish-American War coverage.

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Photo #: NH 70502

USS Monadnock (BM-3)


Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, CA, June 1898, ready for her voyage to the Philippines. The old monitor USS Camanche (1864-1899) is visible beyond Monadnock's after turret.

Courtesy of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 1970.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 52,990 bytes; 740 x 626 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 45954

USS Monadnock (BM-3)


Steams through the Golden Gate, leaving San Francisco en route to Manila, 23 June 1898.

Courtesy of Dr. Joseph R. Sleven, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA, 1938.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 80,640 bytes; 740 x 535 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 45956

USS Monadnock (BM-3)


In the Pacific Ocean during her voyage from San Francisco to Manila, 23 June - 16 August 1898. Photographed from USS Nero.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 51,616bytes; 740 x 545 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 60659

USS Monadnock (BM-3)


At sea between San Francisco, CA, and Manila, Philippine Islands, circa June-August 1898. Photographed from USS Nero (1898-1922), her escort on the trans-Pacific voyage.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 57,165 bytes; 740 x 538 pixels

 

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6 October 1998