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USS Winslow (Torpedo Boat # 5, TB-5), 1897-1911

USS Winslow, a 142-ton torpedo boat, was built at Baltimore, Maryland, and commissioned in December 1897. During the Spanish-American War, she served off Cuba, and was damaged in action at Cardenas on 11 May 1898. Her post-war service included long periods in reserve, with occasional active duty along the U.S. Atlantic coast. In 1909, Winslow was a naval militia training ship. She decommissioned in July 1910 and was sold the following January.

This page features views of USS Winslow.

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Photo #: NH 100415

USS Winslow (TB-5)

Photographed circa 1898, with a small "water taxi" rowing past her bow.

Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1985.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 74,142 bytes; 740 x 595 pixels

Photo #: NH 63746

USS Winslow (TB-5)

Off Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1898. The Neafie & Levy shipyard is in the background. The original photograph was copyrighted by William H. Rau, 1898.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 68,319 bytes; 740 x 415 pixels

Photo #: NH 89287

USS Winslow (TB-5)

Repairs in work on the ship's "turtle back" bow, "the place where Ensign (Worth) Bagley and companions met their death" in action off Cardenas, Cuba, on 11 May 1898.
The original photograph was copyright 1898 by B.W. Kilburn, and published on a stereograph card by James W. Davis, New York, St. Louis, Liverpool, Toronto, Sydney.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 59,391 bytes; 590 x 645 pixels

A stereo pair version of this image is available as
Photo # NH 89287-A

Online Image of stereo pair: 48,055 bytes; 675 x 350 pixels


The following photograph shows a torpedo boat that may be USS Winslow in the background of an image of another subject:

Photo #: NH 100042

Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia

Torpedo boats of the Atlantic Fleet Reserve Torpedo Flotilla at the Norfolk Navy Yard, circa 1907. Most of these craft are partially dismantled.
The two boats in the front right and the one in the front left (listed in no particular order) are: USS Bagley (TB-24), USS Barney (TB-25) and USS Biddle (TB-26).
The two larger boats between them, in the foreground are (left to right): USS DuPont (TB-7) and USS Porter (TB- 6).
The three boats in the back row are (left to right): One of the three Torpedo Boat # 3 class (Foote, Rodgers or Winslow), USS Cushing (TB-1) and either USS Gwin (TB-16) or USS Talbot (TB-15).
The receiving ship USS Franklin (1867-1915) and a two-masted schooner are in the distance.

Courtesy of R.D. Jeska, 1984.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 55,074 bytes; 740 x 490 pixels


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Picture added 5 November 1998