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-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Puritan (Monitor # 1, BM-1), 1896-1922

USS Puritan, a 6060-ton monitor, was built at Chester, Pennsylvania, and completed by the New York Navy Yard. Commissioned in December 1896, she was actively employed off Cuba during the Spanish-American War. After that conflict, she served as a Naval Academy practice ship, a receiving ship and a naval militia training vessel. Decommissioned for the final time in April 1910, Puritan was subsequently used for target duties. The old monitor was sold in January 1922.

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Photo #: NH 60696

USS Puritan (BM-1)


Photographed circa 1896-99.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 56,648 bytes; 740 x 566 pixels

 

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11 October 1998