On July 27, 1898, Admiral J. N. Miller, U. S. N., commander in chief of the United States Naval Force on the Pacific Station, sailed from San Francisco, Cal., for Honolulu, to participate in the ceremonies attending the assumption of sovereignty by the United States over the Hawaiian Islands. The Philadelphia arrived at Honolulu on August 3, joining the U.S.S. Mohican already at that port. On the 12th of the same month, the date set for the transfer of the islands to the United States, the officers of the Philadelphia and Mohican, and a force under arms from those vessels, represented the Navy at the ceremonies.
11 February 1998