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

USS Philadelphia (Cruiser # 4, C-4, later IX-24), 1890-1927

USS Philadelphia, a 4324-ton protected cruiser built at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was commissioned in July 1890. She served in the Atlantic until 1893, then joined the Pacific Station, remaining there to the end of her Navy career. In 1898, she represented the United States at ceremonies marking the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands and was involved in combat operations in Samoa the following year.

Philadelphia became a stationary receiving ship at Puget Sound Navy Yard in 1904, serving in this and related roles until struck from the Navy List in November 1926. She had been redesignated IX-24 in 1920 and was sold in 1927.

This page features selected 1890s views of USS Philadelphia.

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Photo #: NH 42603

USS Philadelphia (C-4)


Halftone photograph, copyright 1892 by J.S. Johnston, New York, and published in Uncle Sam's Navy, 1898. middle or later 1890s.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 85,593 bytes; 740 x 620 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 42604

USS Philadelphia (C-4)


Photographed by Thomas, Port Angeles, Washington, during the middle or later 1890s.

Collection of Rear Admiral Ammen Farenholt, USN(MC), 1931.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 50,033 bytes; 740 x 470 pixels

 

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9 October 1998