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BB-3 USS OREGON


Indiana Class Battleship: Displacement 10,288 Tons, Dimensions, 351' 2" (oa) x 69' 3" x 27' 2" (Max), Armament 4 x 13"/35 8 x 8"/35, 4 x 6"/30, 4 x 18"tt, Armor, 18" Belt, 15" Turrets, 3" Decks, 10" Conning Tower. Machinery, 9,000 IHP; 2 vertical, inverted, triple expansion engines, 2 screws; Speed, 15 Knots, Crew 473.

Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Union Iron Works, San Francisco, Calif., on November 19 1891. Launched October 26 1893; Commissioned July 15 1896, Decommissioned April 27 1906, Recommissioned August 29 1911, Decommissioned June 12 1919, Recommissioned August 21 1919, Decommissioned October 4 1919; Stricken November 22 1920. Demilitarized and Loaned as Museum to the State of Oregon, January 4 1924; Stricken November 2 1942. Sold for scrap, December 7 1942. Reacquired by Navy and stripped to main deck, September 1943. Reclassified IX-22 and used as ammunition Barge.
Fate: Hulk sold for scrap, March 15 1956, and broken up in Kawasaki, Japan.

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THE GREAT EXPOSITION 865k THE GREAT EXPOSITION.
Instead of arranging the exhibit of the navy department in a hall, it will be put in a structure resembling in every detail a coast line battle ship, like the Indiana (BB-1), the Massachusetts (BB-2) or the Oregon (BB-3), now building.
Image and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.
Photo from The Ohio Democrat. (Logan, O. [Ohio]) 1886-1906, 09 May 1891, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon3.35kLAUNCHED ON THE BILLOWS, OREGON (BB-3) HER NAME. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 27 October 1893, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 195k The sinking of the British battleship Victoria, a model of which was exhibited in the Transportation Building, gave a melancholy but not less eager interest to the United States marine exhibit at the northern pier, where a ship of war modeled on the latest patterns adopted by the Navy Department, was exposed to the closest public scrutiny and study.
The engraving shows the structure of brick, built on the bottom of the lake, and simulating a man-of-war, which was conceived by Commodore R. W. Meade, and furnished with all the implements of human slaughter.
Thus built, it was a full-sized model, above water-line, of the ten thousand three hundred ton coast-line battleships Indian (BB-1), Massachusetts (BB-2), and Oregon (BB-3) of our navy, and if no mistake be made, the creation of such a ship in Lake Michigan in reality would violate a treaty with Great Britain.
The principal guns seen on this vessel were of wood, but there were enough machines on board which were genuine to destroy almost anything of ordinary resisting power that might be within a distance of three miles. A nearer view of the upper deck and search light is shown on another page.
Among the real guns on board were four six-inch rifled breech-loaders; twenty six-pounders; six one-pounders, two Gatlings and six torpedo guns.
The interior was a museum of war, in which a student might be kept busy for months. The length was over three hundred and forty-eight feet; greatest width, sixty-nine feet; conning tower, seventy-six feet high. Designer, Frank W. Grogan. Cost, $100,000.
Courtesy of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, Chicago. Contributed by Pavel Khozhainov.
BB-3 Oregon3.99kTHE BATTLE-SHIP OREGON (BB-3) AS SHE WILL APPEAR WHEN READY FOR SERVICE
PRIZES FOR BOY READERS OF "THE CALL."
Boys, the above picture shows what the new battleship Oregon will look like when she is ready for sea. She is to be launched the latter part of October and "will be one of the most powerful men-of-war afloat.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 02 October 1893, Image 8, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon142k Invitation to the Christening of the OREGON (BB-3), 26 October 1893 at the Union Iron Works, San Francisco, CA. Courtesy of Walter Nasmyth QM 3/c USS LST 19.
BB-3 Oregon74kCaptain Henry L. Howison became the first Commanding Officer of the new battleship OREGON (BB-3), at that time was the Navy's most important west coast warship. USNHC photo # NH 66247 courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
BB-3 Oregon398k The outboard profile and plan view of the battleship Oregon (BB-3). This 1893 drawing of the Oregon illustrates the considerable amount of ordnance built into this relatively small battleship. Thirteen inch guns are in the centerline turrets, with pairs of 8-inch intermediate guns in four wing turrets. A centerline bridge connects the fore and after bridge, and lateral skids project outboard form the centerline bridge to accommodate the ship's boats and arcs of fire for her guns.Text courtesy of the USNHC, photo # NH 76619.
Photo courtesy of Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, collection of Robb Jensen.
BB-3 Oregon104kOREGON (BB-3) circa (1893-1896), fitting out at the Union Iron Works, San Francisco.Randy Kimes/USN photo.
BB-3 Oregon3.76kCLOTHING THE BIG BATTLE-SHIP.
THE OREGON'S (BB-3) HARVEYIZED NICKEL EIGHTEEN-INCH STEEL PLATES ARE ALMOST INVULNERABLE.
Small Slabs of Blue-Gray Metal That Will Shield the Gunners.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 21 February 1895, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon3.58kTHE BATTLE-SHIP OREGON (BB-3)
Her Metal Compared With That of the Other Pacific Vessels.
A PONDEROUS MASS OF STEEL.
She Will Take Her Place With the Fighters Early Next Year.
THE BATTLE-SHIP OREGON TOWING TO HUNTERS DRYDOCK .[Sketched by a "Call staff artist.]
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 25 April 1895, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon3.94k PLACING A GUN IN THE AFTER TURRETImage and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 26 January 1896, Image 19 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon3.75kThe launch of the Oregon (BB-3), by H. B. Hosmer.Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 26 January 1896, Image 15 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon3.80kThe Line-of-Battle Ship Oregon (BB-3) That Is to Uphold the Credit of the American Navy. She Is Now at the Union Iron Works, but Will Be Ready for Her Builders' Trial Trip in a Few Days.Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 26 March 1896, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon4.10kThe Battle-Ship Oregon (BB-3) as She Appeared by Moonlight When Being Towed Into the Drydock at Hunters Point Last Night. The Operation Was an Extremely Delicate One, the Available Opportunity of High Tide Being Scant, and There Being Only About Six Inches Leeway on Either Side of the Costly Vessel. Had She "Jammed" in Transit Experts Say a Loss of Millions Would Have Resulted.: The Docking Was Cleverly Effected. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 27 April 1896, Image 14, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon 3.88k THE OREGON (BB-3) IS READY FOR WAR
The Big Battle-Ship Is Floated in Full Equipment.
The Battle-Ship Being Hauled Out of the Drydock Shortly After Midnight This Morning
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 30 April 1896, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon3.25kTHE OREGON (BB-3) AS SHE WAS MAKING OVER TWELVE KNOTS AN HOUR ON HER PRELIMINARY TRIAL IN THE BAY.
THREW FOAM AND SPRAY AHEAD.

First Real Trial of the Great Battle Ship Oregon.
With Her Engines at Half Power She Exceeded All Expectations.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 07 May 1896, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon3.41kScene of the Sixty-Mile Course Along Which the OREGON (BB-3) Established a World's Record for Battle-Ships.
FAST TRIAL TRIP OF THE OREGON, Makes an Average of 16.78 Knots, the World's Record.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 15 May 1896, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon3.19kHOME-COMING OF THE PACEMAKER OREGON (BB-3)
How the Big "White Queen" of the Navy Triumphantly Returned With Her Great Record.
GRAND MARINE PARADE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Greeted With Honors by the Waiting Fleet — In the Swell She Made the Ships Bowed Proudly to Her, An International Salute.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 17 May 1896, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon78kLCDR. Franklin Jeremiah Drake was detached from Albatross in 1896 and reported aboard the new battleship OREGON (BB-3) in June 1896 as her executive officer. He remained aboard Oregon from her commissioning in July 1896 until 22 August 1897, and was credited with the training and development of the fighting efficiency of her crew that in 1898 allowed her to make her famous voyage from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea and perform with great success in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish-American War.Image from the book "The life of the late Rear-Admiral John Drake Sloat", courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
BB-3 Oregon3.39kThe Line-of-Battle Ship OREGON (BB-3) Broke a-Drift Yesterday Morning and Made Her Way Through the Mission Bay Fleet. She Brought Up Within 150 Feet of Packard Rock, and Was in Collision With the Schooner Halcyon. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 08 July 1896, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon62kOREGON (BB-3) in dry dock at in Bemerton, Washington, 1896. USN / USNI photo.
BB-3 Oregon3.26kOne of the Battle-Ship Oregon's (BB-3) Boats in Tow of a Launch Was Run Down and Sunk by the Barge Orient Yesterday. The Barge Was in Tow of the Stern-Wheeler Alvira and Was Bound for Mission Bay. The Four Men in the Man-of-War's Boat Were RescuedImage and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 23 September 1896, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon3.84kWHAT'S IN THE NAME OF A SHIP?
Four "Oregon's" Are Now in the Port of San Francisco. The Battle-Ship, a Steamer and Also a Bark and Small Sloop
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 14 November 1896, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon3.94kLOST AN ANCHOR OFF SAUSALITO
One of the Oregon's (BB-3) Hooks Fast in Richardson's Bay Mud.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 28 November 1896, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon3.91kHER ANCHOR IS AGAIN ABOARD
Several Days Ago the Battle-Ship OREGON (BB-3) Lost an Anchor and Two Tons of Chain in Richardsons Bay. The Above Picture Shows the Wrecker Whitelaw, Which Recovered the Articles, Putting the Same Back on the Port Bow of the Warship.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 02 December 1896, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon540k Boxing match on the OREGON (BB-3), 1897. Photo by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company photo courtesy of Bob Tyson.
BB-3 Oregon726kOREGON (BB-3), breech of 13-inch guns in after turret, between 1896 - 1901. Photo by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company Photo # 4a14616v from lcweb2.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon4.02kThe United States Battle-Ship OREGON (BB-3) Getting Ready for a Hurried Cruise Along the Southern Coast. Coal-Laden Scows, "Water-Boats and Steam-Launches With the Ship's Boats in Tow Have Been Coming and Going for Several Days. Provisions for a Long Run Have Been Put Aboard and the Chances Are That the Oregon Will Be Away Some Time. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 14 January 1897, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon3.71kFinish of the Great Annual Race Between the Crews Selected From Divisions 1 and 2 of the Naval Battalion. The Contest Was Stubbornly Fought, but Division 2 Lost Five Lengths on the Turn and Could Not Make It Up.
Races between the OREGON (BB-3) & the monitor Comanche
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 23 February 1897, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon 4.35k THE BATTLESHIP OREGON (BB-3) IN THE DRYDOCK
The line-of-battleship Oregon as she appears in the drydock at the United States naval station at Port Orchard.
Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo from The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. (Seattle, Wash. Terr. [Wash.]) 1888-1914, 25 April 1897, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
PDF added 06/29/15.
BB-3 Oregon 3.59k The Battleship OREGON (BB-3), the "Queen of the Navy / Which Has Been Ordered to Honolulu Because of the Bellicose Attitude of Japan. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 13 July 1897, Image 4, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon 584k BIG BATTLESHIP AND FIGHTING ADMIRAL.
A Splendid Object Lesson to Japan.
THE GIANT BATTLESHIP OREGON (BB-3) THAT IS SPEEDING TO HAWAII.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo from The Salt Lake Herald.( (Salt Lake City [Utah) 1870-1909, 25 July 1897, Part Three, Image 18, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine1.80kFLEET MANEUVERS-1897
IN BATTLE ARRAY
The September Evolutions of the North Atlantic Squadron.
Indiana (BB-1), Texas, Iowa (BB-4), Massachusetts (BB-2) & Maine.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo courtesy of Evening Star. (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 28 August 1897, Image 18, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon3.32kFORSOOK THE SHIP FOR A DRILL ASHORE
Three Hundred Men in Blue From the OREGON (BB-3) in Mimic Warfare on Lombard-Street Wharf.
First Battalion Drill of the Crew of the Big White Battle-Ship — It Caused Much Comment and Speculation Among the Frequenters Along the Water Front.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 09 October 1897, Image 1 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon 2.98k OREGON'S (BB-3) CREW AT BOAT DRILL
All the Cutters on the Battle-Ship Oregon Were in Use Yesterday. The Men Were Given a Boat Drill and All of Them Did Remarkably Well. It Was the First Drill of the Kind Ever Seen on the Bay of San Francisco.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 21 October 1897, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon 5.09k The Battleship OREGON (BB-3) and Her Officers.
The battleship Oregon, now at the Puget Sound naval station, will probably not go on the drydock until some day in the early part of next week, since she was last in Seattle her personnel has been somewhat changed.
Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo from The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. (Seattle, Wash. Terr. [Wash.]) 1888-1914, 11 December 1897, Image 8, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
PDF added 06/29/15.
BB-3 Oregon1.00kBroadside view at anchor. Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.
BB-3 Oregon351k"Berth deck cooks, OREGON (BB-3)". Photo by Edward H. Hart, courtesy of Shorpy.com via Dick Carter & Fabio Peña.
BB-3 Oregon768kOREGON (BB-3) under glass.
As the model appears at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock, Bethesda, MD.
Photo courtesy of Dan Treadwell.
BB-3 Oregon 4.98k View of the Battleship OREGON (BB-3) on the Dry Dock at the Puget Sound Naval Station. Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo from The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. (Seattle, Wash. Terr. [Wash.]) 1888-1914, 20 January 1898, Image 1,
PDF added 06/29/15.
BB-3 Oregon 3.74k The OREGON (BB-3), Heaviest Armored Battleship in the World. Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo from The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. (Seattle, Wash. Terr. [Wash.]) 1888-1914, 26 February 1898, Image 1,
PDF added 06/29/15.
BB-3 Oregon1.70kBow view of the OREGON (BB-3) on the day of sailing for Cuba on 19 March 1898.USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
PDF courtesy of the N.Y.Times via Bill Gonyo.
BB-3 Oregon2.40kA photo of a drawing of OREGON (BB-3) which was a souvenir from Mechanics Institute Reception to Union Iron Works, San Francisco. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
BB-3 Oregon368kOREGON (BB-3) off San Francisco, California, 19 March 1898, the day she sailed for her 66 day, 14,000 mile voyage around South America to join U.S. forces in the Atlantic.Photo from the collection of P.H. Proctor via Robert Hurst.
BB-3 Oregon3.14k"OFF TO SEA" SIGNAL ON THE BATTLE-SHIP OREGON (BB-3).
It is the last day of Oregon's 3 day stay in San Francisco, and the decks in the area of the battleship are crowded with hurrying, perspiring throngs of bluejackets.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 27 March 1898, Image 19 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon79k Oregon's (BB-3) crewmen secure the battleship's forecastle for heavy weather during the 66-day, 14,700 mile voyage around the tip of South America.USN / USNI photo.
SANTIAGO SQUADRON 3.87k THE BATTLESHIP OREGON (BB-3), WHICH MAY MEET THE GUNBOAT TEMERARIO Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.] 1893-1900, 28 April 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon3.84kA NAVAL WAR OF MAGNIFICENT DISTANCES
CAPTAIN ALBERT S. BARKER OF THE OREGON (BB-3), WITH THE HON. CHARLES A. TOWNE
From a photograph taken in San Francisco last February
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.] 1893-1900, 05 May 1898, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon4.52kTHE BATTLESHIP OREGON'S (BB-3) PERILOUS VOYAGE Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.] 1893-1900, 11 May 1898, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon 3.17k GLORIOUS VISIT OF NEPTUNE ON BOARD THE BATTLE-SHIP OREGON (BB-3). Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 08 May 1898, Image 17, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon 3.50k THE WARSHIPS THAT MAY FORM THE NUCLEUS FOR A SQUADRON NEAR MARTINIQUE Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 17 May 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon63kPhotographic composite, by Allan J. Drugan, depicting OREGON (BB-3) steaming through heavy seas on the way to Cuba in March-May 1898, as described by Captain Charles E. Clark.Courtesy of Allan J. Drugan / USNHC # 63514, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-3 Oregon 938k OREGON (BB-3) SAFE - She Has Completed Her 13,000 Journey and is Safe-Probably With Sampson.
NEWS REGARDED AS THE BEST SINCE THAT FROM MANILA. IS SHE WITH SAMPSON'S FLEET
SECRETARY LONG REFUSES TO DISCLOSE HER WHEREABOUTS.
OFFICIALS GREATLY RELIEVED
HAD BEEN APPREHENSIVE FOR THE OREGON'S SAFETY.
Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO.
Photo from Kansas City Journal.(Kansas City, Mo.) 1897-1928, 19 May 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon 3.39k HAVANA'S DEFENSES ARE SOON TO BE BOMBARDED
OREGON (BB-3) WILL FIRE THE FIRST SHOT AT OLD MORRO
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 27 May 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon783kTWO OF THE BIG GUNS ON THE BATTLESHIP OREGON (BB-3) THAT WILL REINFORCE THE SQUADRON AT SANTIAGO.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo from The Salt Lake Herald. (Salt Lake City [Utah) 1870-1909, 04 June 1898, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon3.84kDESTRUCTION OF THE SPANISH TORPEDO-BOAT DESTROYER TERROR BY THE OREGON (BB-3). Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 09 June 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon2.99kTHE OREGON (BB-3), AMERICA'S UNRIVALED BATTLESHIP.
Her marvelous journey of 17,409 miles in eighty-one days is an unequaled record for a battleship. Her continuous run of 4,500 knots from San Francisco to Jupiter Inlet, Florida has never been equaled. Her run of 2,484 knots at an average speed of 13 knots an hour is a record untouched by a ship of her class, as is also her run of 158 knots in ten hours. And yet from this gigantic journey, which breaks four world records, she comes into port with her engines as perfect as when she started.
Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN.
Photo from The Appeal. (Saint Paul, Minn.) 1889-19??, 11 June 1898, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon706kTHE OREGON (BB-3), QUEEN OF BATTLESHIPS Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX.
Photo from The Houston Daily Post. (Houston, Tex.) 1886-1903, 12 June 1898, Mailable Edition, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon 3.97k BOMBARDMENT OF SANTIAGO FROM PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN DURING THE ENGAGEMENT
MASSACHUSETTS (BB-2), MARBLEHEAD (C-11). IOWA (BB-4), ENTRANCE TO HARBOR OF SANTIAGO DE CUBA
OREGON (BB-3) COOLING HER GUNS. NEW YORK (ACR-02), DOLPHIN
TEXAS, BROOKLYN (ACR-03), YANKEE & NEW ORLEANS.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The Herald.(Los Angeles [Calif.] 1893-1900, 24 June 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon3.54kTHE BATTLE-SHIP OREGON (BB-3) STRIPPED FOR ACTION.
Before going into battle nowadays a man-of-war is stripped of all paraphernalia that is in the least likely to create danger when struck by the missiles of the enemy. Woodwork in particular is ripped away and flung overboard. So are the small boats, railings, furniture and everything else that may furnish what the sailorman in action most dreads, "splinter." In the recent action at Manila some of the apprentices carried this practice to the extent of throwing overboard their sea chests and the stools and tables used at mess. When the battle was over they had to eat their meals sitting Turkish fashion about the messroom. About the only ornaments on a battle-ship in action are her big guns frowning from the turrets. Aside from them, the decks are swept as clear as possible of everything else. Heavy cable chains and sacks of coal or sand are sometimes placed about some spot that is deemed in need of protection. "Splinter nets" are sometimes spread also, as was done on the deck of the Olympia at Manila.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 26 June 1898, Image 21, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon732kOn the Afterdeck of the First Class Battleship OREGON (BB-3).
Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX.
Photo from The Houston Daily Post.(Houston, Tex.) 1886-1903, 26 June 1898, Mailable Edition, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon83kThe OREGON (BB-3) coaling from transports at Key West, Florida.Photo courtesy of A History of the War of 1898, published by Collier in 1898, and submitted by Daniel Wilmes.
BB-3 Oregon1.09kRear Admiral Charles Edgar Clark was the Commanding Officer of the Oregon (BB-3) during the cruise from San Francisco to Key West and then in the Battle of Santiago on 3 July 1898 during the Spanish-American War. Digital ID: ggbain 18222. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
Insert image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
PDF via The Herald [microform]. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, 25 May 1898, Image 2.
Photo from The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 5 July 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon 1.38k AMERICAN LORDSHIP OF THE SEAS
Was Firmly Established by the Great Naval Battle off Santiago, 3 July 1898.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The National Tribune.(Washington, D.C.) 1877-1917, 14 July 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon 1.23k THE BATTLE OF SANTIAGO, DE CUBA, 3 JULY 1898.
A PAINTING OF THE ENGAGEMENT PLACED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF CONSTRUCTOR OF THE NAVY
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Wash ngton, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.] 1866-1924, 17 February 1901, Image 28, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon671kOREGON (BB-3) engaging shore batteries at Santiago.Photo by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company Photo LC-D4-20855 / 4a14641v from lcweb2.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon 256k OREGON (BB-3) in action. Naval Exhibit on the Pike, Louisiana Purchase Exposition St. Louis 1904. Photo courtesy of Arnold A. Putnam. Text courtesy of DANFS.
BB-3 Oregon91k OREGON (BB-3) commanded by Captain Robeley D. Evans, opens fire on the batteries at Santiago, Cuba. U.S. National Archives photo and text from An Illustrated History of the United States Navy by Chester G. Hearn courtesy of Robert Hurst.
BB-3 Oregon4.91kTHE SQUADRON THAT IS TO ATTACK SPANISH SEAPORTS.
The cruiser Newark (C-1), flagship; the battleships Iowa (BB-4) and OREGON (BB-3), the auxiliary cruisers Yosemite, Yankee and Dixie (AD-1) and the colliers Scindia, Abarenda,and Alexander compose the squadron under Commodore John Crittenden Watson that is to bombard Spanish cities and capture the Canary islands. Commodore Watson's command is to be known as the eastern squadron, and its best all around ship is undoubtedly the battleship Iowa..... Commodore Watson was the gallant young officer who lashed Admiral Farragut to the rigging during the battle of Mobile Bay.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo from The Record-Union.(Sacramento, Calif.) 1891-1903, 04 July 1898, Image 7, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon2.93kAS COMMODORE WATSON'S SQUADRON WILL APPEAR EN ROUTE TO SPAIN. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 12 July 1898, Image 1,via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon896kComposite of four reproductions of photographs of the crew of the battleship OREGON (BB-3) celebrating after the surrender of the Cristo'bal Colon off Santiago de Cuba, and one view of the Spanish cruiser Cristo'bal Colon. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 30 July 1898, p. 732. Digital ID: cph # 3c03139, courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, submitted by Bill Gonyo.
BB-3 Oregon503kA painting by the artist Carlton Theodore Chapman: An American battle-ship "in the day of battle."
The "Oregon (BB-3)" overhauling the "Vizcay" and "Cristobal Colon" at a 16-knot pace, off Santiago, July 3. Cover illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1898 July 30, p. 729.
Photo # 3c03138v from loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon395kA painting by the artist Carlton Theodore Chapman.Photo courtesy of liveauctioneers.com.
BB-3 Oregon752kOregon's (BB-3) squilgee band on after turret after surrender of Cristobal Colon, Battle of Santiago. Photo by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company Photo # 4a14648v from lcweb2.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon 3.70k OFFICIAL NOTICE OF THE OREGON'S (BB-3) GREAT RECORD
GEORGE W. DICKIE
Manager of the Union Iron Works, to Whose Wonderful Mechanical Skill the Success of the Battleship Oregon is Largely Due
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 31 July 1898, Image 4,
PDF added 06/29/15.
BB-3 Oregon211k The home-coming of the fleet -- the naval parade, New York, 20 August 1898.
Oregon (BB-3) in New York City Harbor.
Photo # J239186 U.S. Copyright Office. Digital ID: cph 3c03140. Source: Library of Congress, Photographer: Edward H. Hart. Illus. in Harper's Weekly, 1898 September 3, p. 864.
Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
SANTIAGO SQUADRON 3.44k GLORIOUS HOME-COMING OF THE SANTIAGO SQUADRON
THE GREAT NAVAL PARADE ON THE HUDSON. JUST BEFORE IT REACHED CASTLE WILLIAM, FROM WHICH THE FIRST SALUTE WAS FIRED
GUNS OF SAMPSON'S SHIPS THUNDER IN PEACEFUL WATERS
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 21 August 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon1.00kOREGON (BB-3) possibly in New York Harbor during the Spanish-American War victory naval review, August 1898. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
BB-3 Oregon106kOREGON (BB-3) underway in New York Harbor during the Spanish-American War victory naval review, August 1898. Photographed by C.C. Langill, New York. USNHC photo # NH 105573, from the collection of Warren Beltramini, donated by Beryl Beltramini, 2007.
BB-3 Oregon591kOREGON (BB-3) after turret between 1896 and 1901.Photo by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company Photo LC-D4-20822 A / 4a14604v from lcweb2.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon 5.15k ADMIRAL SAMPSON'S VICTORIOUS FLEET FIRING A SALUTE AT GRANT'S TOMB.
New York gave a royal welcome to the victorious squadron of Rear Admiral William T. Sampson. When the armored cruiser New York (ACR-02), the flagship of Rear Admiral Sampson; the armored cruiser Brooklyn (ACR-3), the flagship of Rear Admiral Schley; the formidable battleships Massachusetts (BB-2), OREGON (BB-3), Iowa (BB-4), Indiana (BB-1) and Texas began their parade through New York bay and up the North river, they were surrounded by a monster fleet of excursion boats and tugs profusely decorated with Old Glory. The battle scarred ships were also decked with bunting, and as they steamed slowly along they were greeted by the booming of cannons from the pleasure yachts and the shrill shrieks of the whistles of the excursion fleet.
Proceeding up the North river, the New York floating Rear Admiral Sampson's flag, was in the lead. Then came the mammoth cruiser Brooklyn, with Rear Admiral Schley's new flag floating proudly at her fore truck, and, following the Brooklyn in the order named, were the Massachusetts, the Oregon, the Iowa, the Indiana and the Texas.
When the fleet of cruisers and battleships reached Grant's tomb, the guns that spoke at Santiago were again heard in a grand national salute of 21 guns.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The Record-Union. (Sacramento, Calif.) 1891-1903, 26 August 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon235k Deck of the battleship OREGON (BB-3).Courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-3 Oregon 401k A buff colored OREGON (BB-3) with an awning covering her stern. Photo courtesy of Arnold A. Putnam.
BB-3 Oregon147kStarboard side, 1898 with a sailing vessel in the background.USNHC # 19-N-2-20-1, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-3 Oregon372k OREGON (BB-3) in dry dock, Brooklyn Navy Yard".Photo by Edward H. Hart, courtesy of Shorpy.com via Dick Carter & Fabio Peña.
BB-3 Oregon533k Gangway on Suprestructure Deck, 1898.Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.
BB-3 Oregon65kPhotographed in 1898. The original photograph was copyright 1898 by Strohmeyer & Wyman and published on a stereographic card by Underwood & Underwood.USNHC # NH 82656, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-3 Oregon59kView looking aft from her forecastle, showing visitors atop her forward 13-inch gun turret, 1898. The original photograph was copyright 1898 by B.L. Singley and published on a stereographic card by the Keystone View Company.USNHC # NH 82644, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-3 Oregon72kCrewmen loading small caliber fixed ammunition, 1898. The original photograph was published on a stereographic card by Webster & Albee, Rochester, NY.USNHC # NH 94260, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-3 Oregon562kBATTLESHIP OREGON (BB-3), (BULL DOG OF THE U.S. NAVY), OFF HONOLULU HARBOR. Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Hawaiian Gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, 07 February 1899, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon675kDEWEY SENDS A HURRY CALL FOR THE OREGON (BB-3)
Wants Her at Manila at Once for "Political Reasons."
"We're Coming, Admiral"
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Evening Times. (Washington, D.C.) 1895-1902, 24 February 1899, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon 689k THE OREGON (BB-3) HAS REACHED MANILA.
The Formidable Fighting Machine Arrives in Good Condition
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo from The Times Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, 19 March 1899, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon29kDistributing mail to the Oregon's (BB-3) crew. Photo by Edward H. Hart by The Detroit Publishing Company as # det 4a14633& now in the archives of the Library of Congress, (LOC) as # LC-D4-20860.
BB-3 Oregon36kTorpedo tubes aboard the Oregon (BB-3). Photo by Edward H. Hart by The Detroit Publishing Company as # det 4a14611& now in the archives of the Library of Congress, (LOC) as # LC-D4-20828.
SANTIAGO SQUADRON 3.35k NOW THE AMERICAN BOY HAS A CHANCE TO DISTINGUISH HIMSELF IN THE NAVY
What Gunner Brown Has Done on the OREGON (BB-3)
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 16 July 1899, Image 24, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Return of the Conquerors, September 29, 1899 60k Oil on canvas painting entitled "Return of the Conquerors, September 29, 1899", by the artist Edward Moran (1829-1901), which appears in the collections of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, Maryland, features the Texas, Indiana (BB-1), Massachusetts (BB-2), Oregon (BB-3), Iowa (BB-4) and other ships of the victorious U.S. fleet. Partial text and drawing courtesy of USNI.
Indiana2.60kADMIRAL DEWEY HEADS A MOST MAGNIFICENT MARINE PAGEANT
More Than Three Million Spectators Witness the Passing of the Nation's Hero on the Bridge of the Olympia (C-6), Followed by a Great Fleet of Warships and a Thousand Vessels of Peace
Ships in Water Pageant Passing in Review Before Dewey on the Olympia, Off Grant's Tomb
On the port beam of the Olympia was the escorting ship Sandy Hook, with the Mayor and other dignitaries aboard, and in her wake at intervals of 400 yards, stretched out a mile long, were the great towering warships, the armored cruiser New York (ACR-2), the battleships Indiana (BB-1) and Massachusetts (BB-2), the cruiser Brooklyn, second-class battleship Texas, the old wooden frigate Lancaster, the gunboat Marietta (Gunboat-15) and the Chicago (CA-14), the flagship of the South Atlantic squadron.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 30 September 1899, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon290kOREGON (BB-3) quarterdeck. Photo by Edward H. Hart, courtesy of Shorpy.com via Dick Carter & Fabio Peña.
BB-3 Oregon1.27kTHE BATTLESHIP OREGON (BB-3) ORDERED TO TOKUImage and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 24 June 1900, Image 32, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon90k OREGON (BB-3) aground on Pinnacle Rock, near Hankow Light, China, 28 June-5 July 1900. USN photo # NH 42972, courtesy of Allan J. Drugan, copied from Album of Lewis H. Rockey, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-3 Oregon1.53kBATTLESHIP OREGON (BB-3) ASHORE NEAR CHEFU
Strikes on the Island of Hoo Kie During a Fog—Steamer Sent From Shanghai to Her Assistance.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside & Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 30 June 1900, Image 1, & New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 30 June 1900, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon1.56kBATTLESHIP OREGON (BB-3) IN PERILOUS POSITION ON PINNACLE ROCK
Great Rent Torn in the Side of the War Vessel When She Crashed Ashore — Now Impaled on a Jagged Reef
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 01 July 1900, Image 20, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon76k Bow view of the OREGON (BB-3) in dry dock at Puget Sound Navy Yard on 6 July 1900 for overhaul. USN / USNI photo.
BB-3 Oregon874kONCE MORE THE FAMOUS OREGON (BB-3), BULL DOG OF SEA, VISITS HAWAII
AT ANCHOR OFF THE HARBOR
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 31 May 1901, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon811kTHE OREGON (BB-3) BEING PULLED OFF THE ROCKS.
The above picture was furnished the Advertiser by J. S. Pollock, engineer's yeoman aboard the United States battleship Oregon. It shows the Oregon being pulled off the rocks in the Straits of Pechili. The two-stern lines are plainly visible in the picture. Five minutes after the Oregon struck on the rocks all the pumps were going, and the water was being pumped out as fast as it came in through the great rent in her bottom.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 01 June 1901, Image 12, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon848kVICTORIOUS BASEBALL NINE OF BATTLESHIP OREGON (BB-3) NOW IN PORTImage and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 01 June 1901, Image 13, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon898kTHE SCENE aboard the United States battleship OREGON (BB-3) while she was on the rocks in the Straits of Pechili was a busy one. All the pumps were hard at work throwing out the water as fast as it came in through the great hole in the ship's bottom. The above illustration shows the pumps at work. The picture was furnished the Advertiser by Engineer's Yeoman J. S. Pollock of the Oregon . Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 03 June 1901, Image 12, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon2.06k"BULLDOG OF THE AMERICAN NAVY" NEARS HOME, BEARING THE LAURELS EARNED IN SPANISH WAR
OREGON (BB-3) Sailed From Yokohama on May 16 and is Probably at Honolulu-—She Will Coal There and Then Come to San Francisco at a Ten-Knot Gait, Getting Here About June 15, and Ending an Eventful Cruise—Upon Her Arrival She Will Go Out of Commission to Be Remodeled
THE FORMIDABLE AND FAMOUS BATTLESHIP OREGON HOMEWARD BOUND. HER PENNANT IS THE FINEST THAT HAS EVER BEEN FLOWN BY A WARSHIP. IT IS 420 FEET LONG AND IS MADE OF THE FINEST SILK THAT MONEY COULD BUY IN CHINA. THE BATTLESHIP HAS BEEN GONE THREE YEARS AND A ROYAL WELCOME AWAITS HER RETURN TO THIS STATION.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 06 June 1901, Image 7 courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon1.81kBATTLESHIP OREGON (BB-3) IS AT ANCHOR ONCE MORE IN HAVEN FROM WHICH SHE SAILED TO GLORIOUS CAREER. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 13 June 1901, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 2.08k FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF SAN FRANCISCO THREE BATTLESHIPS AND A CRUISER ARE IN PORT AT ONE TIME
The Iowa (BB-4) and Wisconsin (BB-9) are the war vessels closest in shore. The former is about off the transport wharf, while the Wisconsin is off Harrison-street wharf. Out in midstream and almost between the Iowa and Wisconsin lies the cruiser Philadelphia (C-4), while south of her and almost in a line with Steuart-street wharf lies the OREGON (BB-3).
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 14 June 1901, Image 4, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon1.87kBATTLESHIP OREGON (BB-3) IS THE CENTER OF ATTRACTION ON THE WATER FRONT
Crowds Overrun Huge Fighting Machine — Wisconsin (BB-9) Has Her Final Trial and Proves Herself an Admirable Sea Boat—All of Her Guns Are Brought Into Action During the Run
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 17 June 1901, Image 5, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon2.00kALABAMA EDITORS PAY A VISIT TO FAMOUS BATTLESHIP OREGON (BB-3)
Writers From the Sunny South See the Park and Ocean and Later Accept the Courtesies of the San Francisco Club
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 29 June 1901, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon1.64kThe Fourth of July and the OREGON (BB-3)Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 30 June 1901, Image 5, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon709kOREGON (BB-3), KING OF THE AMERICAN NAVY, TO GO INTO DRY DOCK Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO.
Photo from The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, 04 August 1901, Magazine Section, Image 36, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon906kTHE WRECKED OREGON (BB-3) IS BEING REBUILT.
FAMOUS BATTLESHIP NOW RESTS IN DRY DOCK AT PUGET SOUND NAVAL STATION
Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO.
Photo by The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, 15 December 1901, PHOTOGRAPHIC SUPPLEMENT, Image 47, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon82kNavy Musicians are carried ashore by local coolies at Chefoo, China, circa the early 1900s. The letter "O" on the launch in the center background indicates that it may belong to OREGON (BB-3). US Naval Historical Center Photo # NH 106106. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
BB-3 Oregon397kBIG WAR GAME OFF NEW ENGLAND COAST
Never in the history of the United States navy or army have there been held naval and military maneuvers of a magnitude such as those scheduled to take place at the end of this month. The mammoth mock war has been as carefully planned as if our fleet and forts were really in imminent danger of attack from a foreign foe. No expense is to be spared In making the maneuvers as elaborate and realistic as possible. Full service charges and service projectiles are to be used in most of target practice, and every discharge of a turret gun on a big battleship costs nearly $600. Thousands of dollars worth of coal will be burned up. All the available ships of North Atlantic squadron will be employed; battleships, cruisers and gunboats as well as a fleet of fifteen torpedo boats and twelve torpedo boat destroyers. The European squadron and the South Atlantic squadron may be ordered to attack the eastern coast. All along the eastern coast modern powerful searchlights have been established. Wireless telegraphy will be actively employed. The forts have been thoroughly prepared to resist attack. Flans and details are shrouded in greatest secrecy. The press is to be kept in the dark as in war times. The above cut shows the locality where the attack and will take place. Admiral Higginson will command the naval end of the fight. Gen. MacArthur will conduct the coast defense.
Note: Oregon's (BB-3) photo is included, but she was on the west coast undergoing repairs.
Image and text provided by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE.
Photo from The Courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, 16 August 1902, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon814kBATTLESHIP OREGON (BB-3) WHICH WILL STOP AT HONOLULU EN ROUTE FROM COAST TO ASIATIC STATIONImage and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 13 October 1902, Image 10, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon3.37kCOALING BATTLESHIP OREGON (BB-3) OUT AT THE ANCHORAGE
The battleship Oregon being coaled at the anchorage. The above is a remarkable photograph as it was taken with a telescopic camera which made the battleship appear to be within a stone's throw of the boat house when in reality the big war vessel was at least a mile distant. This sort of photographic work was very useful to the British during their extensive campaign work against the Boers in South Africa.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 12 November 1902, Image 10, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon255kStern view of the OREGON (BB-3) laying in tranquil waters.USN photo courtesy of Jim Millholland via Alan Cole.
Albert Weston Grant136kCapt. Albert Weston Grant commanded the battleship OREGON (BB-3) in 1903. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
BB-3 Oregon970kFIRST-CLASS BATTLESHIP OREGON (BB-3). Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 17 December 1903, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon997kCAPTAIN W. T. BURWFLL of the Battleship OREGON (BB-3). Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 18 December 1903, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon879kOREGON (BB-3) IS BUILT FOR BUSINESS
THE OREGON ENTERING HONOLULU HARBOR
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Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 20 December 1903, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon961kSCENES ABOARD THE OREGON (BB-3) Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 20 December 1903, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon3.27kWHAT COULD OUR OWN NAVY DO?
BATTLESHIP OREGON (BB-3) IN BROOKLYN NAVY YARD DRY DOCK
KEEPING THE MEN IN PHYSICAL CONDITION
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 25 June 1905, Image 6, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon579kOREGON (BB-3) leaving Manila Bay February 1906. Flying Homeward Pennant.Photo courtesy of Mike Brock.
BB-3 Oregon112kStereoscopic color print of the OREGON (BB-3), port side view, circa 1906. Courtesy of Paul Petosky.
BB-3 Oregon90kExplanation of the reverse side of the stereoscopic color print of the OREGON (BB-3), circa 1906. Courtesy of Paul Petosky.
BB-3 Oregon475kPost card / photo of the OREGON (BB-3). Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
BB-3 Oregon785kTHE HOMEWARD BOUND CREW OF THE OREGON (BB-3)Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 22 March 1906, Image 5, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon560kBIG GUNS ON THE OREGON (BB-3) USELESS Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Hawaiian Gazette.(Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, 23 March 1906, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon3.60kBATTLESHIP OREGON (BB-3) HOME FROM A LONG STAY IN FAR EAST
Will Discharge Ammunition at Mare Island and Then Go North to Go Out of Commission
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 02 April 1906, Image 13, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 482k BATTLESHIPS FOR NEWLY ORGANIZED PACIFIC FLEET.
Three battleships and six armored cruisers of the first-class are the warships in sight for the nucleus of the consolidated United States commands in the Pacific ocean, which are hereafter to be known as the Pacific fleet. The battleships are the OREGON (BB-3) and the Wisconsin (BB-9), these two being out of commission, but could be gotten ready in a short time, and the Nebraska (BB-14), nearing completion at Seattle. The armored cruisers are the West Virginia, the Colorado and Pennsylvania and Maryland, now afloat, and the California and the South Dakota, nearly completed at San Francisco.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo & text by The Hawaiian Gazette.(Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, 29 March 1907, Image 6, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon 653k PEACE OR WAR, U.S. WAR DOGS ARE ON THE JUMP ON PACIFIC
BATTLESHIP OREGON (BB-3) IN THE DRYDOCK AT PUGET SOUND NAVY YARD
Image and text provided by University of New Mexico.
Photo by Albuquerque Citizen. (Albuquerque, N.M.) 1907-1909, 09 August 1907, Image 7, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
PDF added 06/29/15.
BB-3 Oregon114k After turret of the OREGON (BB-3). Two of her 8"/35 guns are shown on either side of the main battery. Photo is probably before her overhaul and modernization on 1908. USN photo courtesy of maritimequest.com.
BB-3 Oregon158kBow on view of the OREGON (BB-3), circa 1908. Photo courtesy of Girls Polytechnic High School year book, 1943,Portland, Oregon. Submitted by Viola & Walter Nasmyth, QM 3/c LST 19.
SHIPS 3.30k SHIPS SAN FRANCISCO HAS ADDED TO THE NAVY.
Gunboats: Wheeling (PG-14) & Marietta (PG-15),
Cruisers: Charelston (C-2) & San Francisco (C-5),
Armored Cruisers: South Dakota (ACR-9), Milwaukee (C-21), California (ACR-6),
Battleships: Oregon (BB-3), Wisconsin (BB-9) & Ohio (BB-12),
Destoyers: Preble (DD-12), Perry (DD-11) & Paul Jones (DD-10)
Torpedo Boat: Farragut (TB-11),
Monitors: Wyoming (BM-10) & Monterey (BM-6)
Submarines: Pike (SS-6) and Grampus (SS-4).
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 26 April 1908, Image 8, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon114kU.S. Navy Recruiting Poster, circa 1908 poster featuring the historic U.S. Navy ships (clockwise from upper left): Bon Homme Richard, Constitution, OREGON (BB-3) and Hartford, with Michigan (BB-27) in center, plus information on pay and other benefits. Published on behalf of the Naval Recruiting Station, Saint Louis, Missouri. A faint stamp near the view of Oregon states: "After July 1, 1908, pay herein mentioned will be increased 10%".Photograph from the Collections of the U.S. National Archives, USNHC # 121-M-2.
BB-3 Oregon663k An anchored OREGON (BB-3) in a California port, 1908. The photo is from a collection called "California Reception to the Fleet 1908.
The color of the barrels on the main guns are painted white.
In the traditional white hull/tan upper works scheme carried by the navy around 1900 (+ or – 10 years), the guns are painted black. During the Spanish-American War the ships off Cuba received an overall gray painting. My guess would be that the white may have been applied for this particular Fleet Review.
We have the same photo, from Fleet Adm. Nimitz' collection, and a couple of others showing Oregon with white guns. Only views with reliable dates attached were taken when she was aground off China in June-July 1900. Whether or not she had white guns at other times I can't say.
As for the "California Reception to the Fleet 1908, there was a big review in San Francisco Bay when the Atlantic Fleet arrived there in May 1908. In photos taken at that time, ships' guns are dark. I don't see Oregon in any of the photos we have that were taken at that place and time. You can look for yourself here.
USN photo courtesy of Darryl Baker & Jim Geldert.
Text i.d. courtesy of Chris Hoehn & Chuck Haberlein.
BB-3 Oregon482kOREGON (BB-3) BEING HOME CAN "HELP HERSELF
"FIGHTING BOB SAYS IT IS BETTER TO HIT THAN TO BE HIT; EVANS WANTS FLEET OF 48 BATTLESHIPS T0 COMPEL PEACE
HE SAYS THAT UNTIL THE MILLENNIUM BLOWS WILL BE GIVEN, AND "IT IS BETTER TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE"
Image and text provided by University of Oregon, Knight Library; Eugene, OR.
Photo from Daily Capital Journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, 11 February 1909, FIRST EDITION, Image 1, & The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 08 December 1907, Magazine Section, Image 51, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 LOC 613k OREGON (BB-3) Versus Delaware (BB-28).
What Would Happen if Old and Modern Met?
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 17 April 1910, Sunday Edition, Feature Section, Image 13, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon89k Oregon (BB-3) entering the dry dock at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, circa 1911. Cruisers in the background are Colorado (ACR-7), Charleston (C-22) -- with white hull, and Pennsylvania (ACR-4). Photograph by Wale, printed on a postal card with an embossed area surrounding the image. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 3005.
BB-3 Oregon121k The OREGON (BB-3) in dry dock at Puget Sound Navy Yard sometime between her decommissioning on 27 April 1906 & recommissioning on 29 August 1911. USN photo by Wale, courtesy of Robert M. Cieri. Text courtesy of DANFS.
BB-3 Oregon880kA Wale of a photo!
OREGON (BB-3) lays in Puget Sound Navy Yard, circa 1911.
US National Archives photo by Wale, # 80G-1035098, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert, Webmaster & Editor ModelWarships.com
BB-18 Connecticut3.18kOLD OREGON (BB-3) IN LEAD OF MIGHTY FLEET
Four Columns of Powerful Wardogs Steam to San Pedro
Rear Admiral Hugo Oslerhaus,commanding the Atlantic fleet (upper portrait); Captain William R. Shoemaker, his chief of staff, and the rear admirals flagship, the battleship Connecticut (BB-18).
Photo by Underwood & Underwood.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 1 November 1911, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon3.79kGREAT U. S. FLEETS REVIEWED Readiness for War Is Proved
DEFENDERS Of PACIFIC MAKE BRILLIANT SHOW

Battleship OREGON (BB-3), the mighty ship of bygone days, that passed through yesterday's review with flying colors.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 2 November 1911, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon3.78kWelcome, Old OREGON (BB-3) ! Noted Warship Here.
Battleship Oregon, which returned to this port yesterday; after an absence of many years and will be the first ship to go through the Panama canal.
"Bulldog of Sea" On Social Cruise; Will Lead Way Through Canal
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 18 November 1911, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Raby231kLieutenant Commander James Joseph Raby was the commanding officer of the battleship OREGON (BB-3) in 1912.USN photo courtesy of James Carr via Bill Gonyo.
BB-3 Oregon3.27kSave Good Ship OREGON (BB-3), Is Plea
'Bone Yard' Order Menaces Historic Cruiser
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 9 March 1913, Image 6, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon 860k SQUABBLE OVER COLONEL GOETHALS TO BE AIRED AT WHITE HOUSE; HONOR OLD OREGON (BB-3) Image and text provided by Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT.
Photo by The Bridgeport Evening Farmer. (Bridgeport, Conn.) 1866-1917, 14 June 1913, Image 9, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
PDF added 06/29/15.
BB-3 Oregon 3.87k WHAT A DREADNOUGHT COULD DO--A BATTLE AT SEA TODAY WOULD BE MOST DREADFUL AFFAIR
...A dreadnought like the new battleship New York (BB-34) could sink a fleet of more than a hundred Oregons before the Oregons could get near enough to the New York to even hit her.
Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo from The Tacoma Times. (Tacoma, Wash.) 1903-1949, 28 July 1913, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon188kThe OREGON (BB-3) taken in 1913.Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress via Bill Gonyo.
BB-3 Oregon692kBATTLESHIP OREGON (BB-3) FIRST TO PASS THROUGH ISTHMIAN CANAL;
SENTIMENT PROMPTS NAVY SECRETARY TO GIVE OLD SHIP HONOR
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library
Photo from The Ogden Standard. (Ogden City, Utah) 1913-1920, 16 August 1913, 4 o'clock p.m. City Edition, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon91k The OREGON (BB-3) all decked out in flags following her recommissioning 2 January 1915. She then sailed to San Francisco for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Text courtesy of DANFS.
BB-3 Oregon594kFamous Battleship OREGON (BB-3) to Leave Frisco Soon
The reconstructed battleship Oregon, which became famous in the Spanish American war, ready to lead the procession of battleships through the Panama canal at the official opening. At the right is Captain Reeves, who was on the boat in the war and will sail with her through the canal.
Image and text provided by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL.
Photo from Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.) 1893-1920, 29 January 1915, HOME EDITION, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon 705k MASCOT GETS HIS
Ginger, mascot of the battleship Oregon (BB-3), recently got lost while on shore leave. Later he showed up along the water front and was given five days in the brig for falling to show up at four bells in the evening.
Image and text provided by University of New Mexico.
Photo by Albuquerque Citizen. (Albuquerque, N.M.) 1907-1909, 09 August 1907, Image 7, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
PDF added 06/29/15.
BB-13 Virginia 653k Battleship Oregon (BB-3) coaling in San Francisco; members of her crew.
The famous old battleship Oregon, which has recently been remodeled by Uncle Sam at big expense, is now in San Francisco harbor. She will leave noon for Panama, where she will have the place of honor in the great naval parade that will celebrate the formal opening of the Panama canal. After the opening of the canal she will return to San Francisco, where she will remain until the close of the Panama-Pacific exposition.
Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo by The Seattle Star. (Seattle, Wash.) 1899-1947, 09 September 1916, Image 21, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
PDF added 06/29/15.
BB-3 Oregon1.13kBEACHEY WENT, AS HE WANTED TO GO, WITH HIS STRAPS ON
Greatest of Sky Pilots and His Shroud

Lincoln Beachy and the wreckage of his monoplane being hauled from San Francisco bay, from which his body was reclaimed by divers from the battleship OREGON (BB-3).
Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo from The Tacoma Times. (Tacoma, Wash.) 1903-1949, 18 March 1915, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon601kRaising the three ton anchor of the battleship OREGON (BB-3) which was thought to be the missing F-4 (SS-23) when first grappled.Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Image and text provided by University of Oregon, Knight Library; Eugene, OR.
Photo from Medford Mail Tribune. (Medford, Or.) 1909-1989, 08 April 1915, SECOND EDITION, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon370k OREGON (BB-3) at the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition in San Francisco, 1915.
Interesting background to the photo:
The advertisements read: "Fly with the Loughead Brothers: 10 minutes for $10."
More than 600 people were safely carried at the fair with Allan and Malcolm Loughead (pronounced: "Lockheed") flying their personally designed and built, 3-place, 80-HP Model G Hydroplane. They netted $4000 in fifty flying days. Such were the beginnings of the Lockheed Aircraft Company.
USN photo & text courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-3 Oregon3.66kNavy Salutes Labor Man In U. S. Cabinet
Commander J.M. Reeves of the battleship OREGON (BB-3)
Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo from The Tacoma Times. (Tacoma, Wash.) 1903-1949, 2 September 1915, Image 8, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon200kDuring World War I, Commander Charles P. Synder commanded the battleship OREGON (BB-3), flagship of the Pacific Fleet. He graduated from the Naval War College in 1925. Promoted to captain, he served as commandant of midshipmen at the Naval Academy. He was promoted to rear admiral with date of rank 1 March 1933 while serving as chief of staff to Admiral David F. Sellers, who was Commander Battleships, Battle Force, U.S. Fleet from 1932 to 1933 and Commander in Chief, U.S. Fleet from 1933 to 1934.
Snyder was commandant of the Portsmouth Navy Yard from 1934 to 1935, then commanded a heavy cruiser division of the Scouting Force, followed by a battleship division of the Battle Force, before serving as president of the Naval War College from 2 January 1937 to 27 May 1939. He returned to sea in 1939 as Commander Battleships, Battle Force, with the temporary rank of vice admiral.
Image scanned from USNA Yearbook - Class of 1930 & submitted courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
BB-3 Oregon422kBATTLESHIP OREGON (BB-3), ONCE NAVY'S IDOL, NOW SENT TO THE REAR AS TRAINING SHIP FOR NAVY MILITIA
When she made her 50,000-mile trip around the Horn at the time of the Spanish war she was supposed to be the greatest fighting machine afloat, but alongside a modern, dreadnought she would look like pigmy. She displaces 10,288 tons against the Arizona's (BB-39) 31,400.
Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo from Evening Public Ledger.(Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 18 February 1916, Night Extra, Image 20, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-13 Virginia 3.37k The battleship OREGON (BB-3) in the No. 1 dry dock, which is the largest in America. Even it will have to be lengthened to accommodate the new dreadnaughts to be constructed. Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo by The Seattle Star. (Seattle, Wash.) 1899-1947, 09 September 1916, Image 21, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
PDF added 06/29/15.
Oregon1.40k OREGON (BB-3) at Mare Island on 15 September 1917. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
BB-3 Oregon1.90k The OREGON (BB-3) in Mare Island's dry dock #2 between 20 and 30 September in 1917. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
BB-3 Oregon377kBow view of OREGON (BB-3) circa 1918 dressing ship, location unknown. Note: Added 3" guns on top of the forward turret. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
BB-3 Oregon521kBroadside of OREGON (BB-3) circa 1918, location unknown. Note: She has sprouted more 3" gun topside not shown in her 1917 photo. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
BB-13 Virginia 897k Navy's Pace Emphasized by Scrapping of Fleet's Erstwhile GiantsImage and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation
Photo by The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1916-1920, 15 June 1919, Section 7 Magazine Section, Image 82, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-13 Virginia 517k OLD BATTLESHIP Oregon (BB-3), TO BE GIVEN TO STATE WHOSE NAME SHE BEARS, BOASTS PROUD RECORD
Battleship Oregon and Rear Admiral Charles, who commanded her during her famous dash around Cape Horn at the opening of the Spanish-American war.
Image and text provided by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records; Phoenix, AZ.
Photo by Arizona Republican. (Phoenix, Ariz.) 1890-1930, 05 July 1919, Image 12, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
PDF added 06/29/15.
BB-3 Oregon128kThe OREGON (BB-3), August 1919. She was loaned as a Naval relic to the State of Oregon in 1924. USNI photo.
BB-3 Oregon112kFluttering flags float from her foremast; fighting fearsome flow of flame from the sizzling sun sees shade seeing sailors seeking shelter submerged in the ship's stern during the summer of August 1919. USN photo # USN 482599 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
BB-3 Oregon52kPDF article comprising 4 pages on the occasion of a Victory Loan in 1919 for the OREGON (BB-3). Courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-3 Oregon604kThe latest picture of the historic OREGON (BB-3). President Wilson, Secretary Daniels and Admiral Rodman reviewed the new Pacific Fleet from the Oregon's bridge in Seattle a week ago yesterday. Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 21 September 1919, Image 47, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon559kReviewing the Pacific Fleet from the bridge of the OREGON (BB-3).
From left to right are Mrs. Wilson, the President, Sec. Daniels & Mrs. Daniels.
Image provided by: Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo from The Evening Public Ledger, (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 23 September 1919, Night Extra Financial, Image 26, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon85k"Mrs. Wilson cautiously descending a staircase on the battleship OREGON (BB-3), the President assisting." Times Wide World Photo Service, courtesy of memory.loc.gov.
Text courtesy of N.Y. Times, 28 September 1919, Page 7.
BB-3 Oregon475kBattle Cruisers, 823,000,000 Each, Are Greatest of Fighters
The new battle cruiser, six of which type are building. Photograph from the Navy Department drawing made after plans finally were perfected. The ships are the last word in marine fighting machines and none like them is being built or planned by any other nation. Superimposed on the battle cruiser is an outline of the OREGON (BB-3), pride of the Navy in Spanish War days and considered one of the greatest fighting vessels in the world at that time. One of the new battle cruisers could whip 6 Oregon's and not be touched by their shells.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo from The Ogden Standard-Examiner. (Ogden, Utah) 1920-current, 11 January 1921, LAST EDITION, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon 270k The OREGON (BB-3) in Portland, 1924. Photo via Tommy Trampp.
BB-3 Oregon82kThe OREGON (BB-3) leaving Seattle going to Portland 1925 being assisted by a unidentified USCG harbor cutter. Photo courtesy of Jim Geldert.
BB-3 Oregon 1.32k From the Seattle Harbor patrol dock when the fleet was in, navy gigs and other small craft would transport sailors back and forth from the big battlewagons crusiers, destroyers and auxillary craft. The OREGON (BB-3) is in the background,circa 1919 - 1925. Photo from the book Maritime Memories of Puget Sound by Jim Gibbs and Joe Willamson, 1987, via Tommy Trampp.
BB-3 Oregon1.10k The OREGON (BB-3) appears here in a photo taken in 1929 while it was a floating museum in Portland Oregon. The photo was taken of the Broadway Bridge in down town Portland, OR. In the foreground on can see the stern wheeler Portland, now providing dinner cruises on the Willamette and Columbia rivers. On the right side of the photo is the unmistakable Oregon. According to older Oregonians, the ship was purchased after demilitarization by the school children of Oregon through donations of their milk money. Many are angry that the ship was subsequently given back to the Navy for a trip to Guam as an ammo barge then to the scrap heap.USN photo & text courtesy of Rick Hart.
BB-3 Oregon1.87k1939 view of the OREGON (BB-3) backdropped by the Alaska Junk Co. in the South Waterfront district of Portland, Oregon. Photo courtesy of David Buell.
BB-3 Oregon32kBattleship OREGON (BB-3) and Park, Portland, Oregon in 1940. Two old cannons flank the walkway to the famed battleship that rested peacefully after years of service to her country. Duty would soon call in less than two years. Photo courtesy of Pre-Dreadnought Preservation Bits & Pieces by Mark Howells.
BB-3 Oregon1.10kOREGON (BB-3) in the Willamette River at Portland, Oregon on 20 April 1941.Source: United States Navy, Photo No. unknown, via Mike Green.
BB-3 Oregon91kShip's appearance as a museum / historical center in Portland, Oregon. Photo dated from 1941-1942.USN photo.
BB-3 Oregon482kUndated (probably 1942 / 43) view of the OREGON (BB-3) at the Puget Sound Navy Yard. Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.
BB-3 Oregon1.65kOREGON (BB-3) in the Willamette River at Portland, Oregon, 1942.United States Navy Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.
Photo added 06/29/15.
BB-3 Oregon32kThe initial scrapping of the OREGON (BB-3), from the book "McKinley's Bulldog. The Battleship Oregon written by Sanford Sternlicht (copyright 1977).
Her main mast is in the process of being removed; a process that would eventually see her transformed from a once stately battleship into a floating hulk of an ammunition barge.
Photo courtesy of Scott Honodel.
BB-3 Oregon87kPDF article comprising 6 pages on the occasion of the Memorial Battleship OREGON (BB-3) Mast and Park, 29 October 1944. Courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-3 Oregon73kOREGON (BB-3) as an ammunition barge 1945, Guam.USNI/USN photo, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-3 Oregon208kFormer battleship OREGON (BB-3) being used as a barge, June 1945. Photographer: J. R. Eyerman, courtesy of time & life.com
BB-3 Oregon52kSeptember, 1956 photo of the ship being scrapped in Kawasaki, Japan.USN photo.
BB-3 Oregon18kSeptember, 1956 photo of the ship being scrapped in Kawasaki, Japan. This large opening in the deck once housed the powerful 13" rifles that helped forge a new world power. Note the yard worker at the upper left of the photograph.Photo courtesy of Mr. Robert Lawrence via Pre-Dreadnought Preservation Bits & Pieces by Mark Howells
BB-3 Oregon2.57kSlabs of the Oregon's (BB-3) armor lay piled up dockside, September, 1956 after the ship was completely scrapped in Kawasaki, Japan. Photo courtesy of Mr. Robert Lawrence via Pre-Dreadnought Preservation Bits & Pieces by Mark Howells
BB-3 Oregon196kAnchor chain from OREGON (BB-3) memorial display at Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan, July, 1957. Photo by Doug Guy, courtesy of Gary Priolo.
(NISMF)376kA guest studies a painting depicting the history of battleships. The artwork was painted by George Skybeck and presented to the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association during their annual banquet at Honolulu, Hawaii, on 8 December 1991. USN photo # DN-SC-92-05391, by PHC Carolyn Harris, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.

Additional Oregon Images
23 General Views Of Oregon From The Library Of Congress Server.
19 Crew Images Of Oregon From The Library Of Congress Server.
14 Interior Views Of Oregon From The Library Of Congress Server.
12 Battle Of Santiago Images From The Library Of Congress Server.

USS OREGON BB-3 History
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