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

USS Marblehead (Cruiser # 11, C-11, later PG-27), 1894-1921

USS Marblehead, a 2072-ton cruiser of the Montgomery class, was built at Boston, Massachusetts, and commissioned in April 1894. Her early service years were spent in Caribbean, European and western Atlantic waters. During the Spanish-American War, she operated off Cuba and participated in the capture of Guantanamo Bay in June 1898.

In 1899 Marblehead steamed to the Pacific, serving there as a cruiser and Naval Militia training ship until 1918, when she transferred to the Caribbean area for World War I operations. Returning to the Pacific after the war, Marblehead decommissioned in August 1919. She was reclassified as a gunboat (PG-27) a year later and was sold in August 1921.

This page features selected views of USS Marblehead.

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Photo #: NH 46636

USS Marblehead (C-11)


In an icy harbor, circa 1894-99.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 73,936 bytes; 740 x 620 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 47159

USS Marblehead (C-11)


"Stripped for battle" in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, circa June-July 1898.

Donation of Capt. Dudley W. Knox, 1926, from the McCalla collection.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 70,108 bytes; 740 x 620 pixels

 

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5 October 1998