USS Nashville, a 1371-ton gunboat, was built at Newport News, Virginia, and commissioned in August 1897. She initially served in the North Atlantic Fleet, and operated off Cuba during the Spanish-American War. In 1899, she was transferred to the Asiatic Station, where she was active in supressing the Philippine Insurrection and the Boxer Rebellion.
Nashville moved to the Mediterranean Sea in 1901-02, then operated in the Caribbean area. Her next duty was as a training ship on the Great Lakes, followed by another tour in the Caribbean. During World War I, the gunboat served in European waters. She decommissioned in October 1918, and was sold three years later.
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Photo #: NH 63415
USS Nashville (PG-7)
At the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, 8 January 1898.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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6 October 1998