(1898-1929) At the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, circa late 1905. USS Ajax (1898-1925) is in the left center, behind Sylph's bow, with the decommissioned cruiser San Francisco forward of her. At left is USS Atlanta (1886-1912), barracks ship for torpedo boats. Coourtesy of Ted Stone, 1986. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.