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USS Bainbridge

Ship with four smoke stacks in choppy seas
Description: Print, Lithograph; by C. F. Kenney; C. 1950; Dimensions Unknown
Accession #: 07-572-A
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USS Bainbridge (DD-1) was the first ship commissioned as a destroyer in the United States Navy, authorized on May 4, 1898, three days after the commencement of the Spanish-American War.  It served most of its active life in the Asiatic Station.  In World War I it was based at Gibraltar, where it served as an escort ship for Allied shipping out of the Mediterranean Sea.  Bainbridge was decommissioned at the end of the war in 1919 and sold.

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  • World War I 1917-1918
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