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

USS Yankee (1898-1908)

USS Yankee, a 6225-ton auxiliary cruiser, was built at Newport News, Virginia, in 1892 for commercial use. Acquired by the Navy in April 1898, she served off the U.S. east coast and Cuba during the Spanish-American war and took part in two engagements with enemy forces. Yankee was employed as a training ship and as a transport in 1903-08. On 23 September 1908, she ran aground. Though refloated that December, she subsequently sank while under tow.

This page features 1898 photographs of USS Yankee.

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Photo #: NH 43666

USS Yankee (1898-1908)


Photographed at the New York Navy Yard, 27 April 1898, following conversion to an auxiliary cruiser. Her hull is being repainted from civilian black to wartime Navy gray. Ship outboard of her is probably USS Prairie.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 93,752 bytes; 740 x 645 pixels

 


The following photograph shows what is probably USS Yankee in the background of a view of another ship:

Photo #: NH 43670

USS Yosemite (1898-1900)


Photographed in 1898. Ship ahead of her may be USS Yankee.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 57,998 bytes; 740 x 520 pixels

 

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13 October 1998