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BB-4 USS IOWA
1893 - 1899


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Iowa Class Battleship; Displacement 11,410 Tons, Dimensions, 362' 5" (oa) x 72' 3" x 26' 10" (Max), Armament 4 x 12"/35 8 x 8"/35, 6 x 4"/40 4 x 14"tt, Armor, 14" Belt, 17" Turrets, 3" Decks, 10 " Conning Tower. Machinery, 11,000 IHP; 2 vertical, triple expansion engines, 2 screws, Speed, 16 Knots, Crew 486.

Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Cramp, Philadelphia, on August 5 1893; Launched March 28, 1896, Commissioned June 16, 1897, Decommissioned June 30 1903, Recommissioned December 23, 1903, Decommissioned July 23, 1908, Recommissioned May 2, 1910, Decommissioned May 23, 1914, Recommissioned April 23, 1917, Decommissioned March 31, 1919, Stricken March 27, 1923. Reclassified IX-6, July 21, 1921 and used as Radio Controlled Target Ship.
Fate: Sunk as target by Mississippi (BB-41), in the Gulf of Panama, March 23 1923.


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BB-4 Iowa 57k Cross section of the Iowa (BB-4) taken from a plan dated 1893. Photo and text courtesy of U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman.
KATAHDIN 293k 1893 Lithograph by Fred H. Cozzens of the Katahdin, Iowa (BB-4) & schooner rigged gunboat Machias (PG-5). USNI photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.
BB-4 Iowa 698k HOW THE NEW $3,000,000 WARSHIP IOWA (BB-4) WILL GO TO SEA
(The keel blocks have been cut and the sliding ways are carrying the vessel to the ocean.)
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo & text by The Times. (Richmond, Va.) 1890-1903, 18 March 1896, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 3.49k The Iowa (BB-4), Greatest of America's Battle-Ships, Successfully Launched at the Cramps Shipyards at Philadelphia. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 29 March 1896, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 485k The Iowa (BB-4) slides down the launching ways at Cramp Shipbuilding in Philadelphia, 28 March 1896. With temporary anchors ready for letting go if necessary to check her momentum, the Iowa enters her element for the next 27 years. Library of Congress photo # LC-USZ62-59526, courtesy of Mike Green.
BB-4 Iowa 360k Running trials in 1897. She is flying the flag of her builder, William Cramp & Sons, of Philadelphia, PA. Photo by A. Loeffler. LOC LC-USZ62-60462.
Photo courtesy of Tom Kermen.
BB-4 Iowa 619k THE SWIFT NEW BATTLESHIP IOWA (BB-4).
On a recent trial trip the battleship Iowa, Uncle Sam's latest and strongest pet in the way of fighting machines, averaged 16.7 knots per hour, a knot and a quarter more than her contract calls for. She is a very formidable ship.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI & Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by The Hawaiian Gazette.(Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, 02 February 1897, Image 5, & New-York Tribune (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 04 April 1897, Image 29, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 3.41k THE LATEST ADDITION TO UNCLE SAM'S NAVY.
The Battle-ship Iowa (BB-4) at the Conclusion of Her Trial Trip, Just After Passing Cape Ann.
THE IOWA HAS SPEED TO SPARE
Fast Time Made by the Battle-Ship on Its Trial Trip.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 08 April 1897, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 79k Captain W.T. Sampson was in command of the Iowa (BB-4) during her commissioning: overall from 16.06.1897 to 17.01.1898. Photograph submitted by Bill Gonyo.
BB-4 Iowa 432k A line drawing of the Iowa (BB-4) as completed. Photo courtesy of Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, collection of Robb Jensen.
BB-4 Iowa 39k Drawing of the Outboard Profile of battleship Iowa (BB-4) corrected to 1910. This is an 1897 drawing which has been altered over the years, as is Navy practice to keep up with changes in the ship. The after bridge is gone, replaced by a cage mast with a spotting top. The two-level chart-house and bridge combination has been replaced by a single open bridge. USN photo courtesy of USNI.
BB-4 Iowa589kPost card of the Iowa (BB-4) in battleship gray. Image from a photo by William H. Raines, 1897. Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
BB-4 Iowa 238k New York (CA-2), Newport (PG–12), Brooklyn (CA-3), Iowa (BB-4) in 1897 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.Photo by William H. Rau submitted by Ron Reeves.
THE GREAT EXPOSITION 1.39k NORTH ATLANTIC SQUADRON IN ACTION FIRING OFF $1,000,000 WORTH OF POWDER AND SHELL IN AN HOUR
Iowa (BB-4), Ericsson (TB-2), Porter (TB-6), Indiana (BB-1), Texas, Maine, New York (ACR-2), Amphitrite (BM-2), Terror (M-4), Raleigh (C-8).
Drawn by an expert marine artist from exact details. The line of battle is that described by Captain Mahan.
Image and text provided by Montana Historical Society; Helena, MT.
Photo from The Anaconda Standard. (Anaconda, Mont.) 1889-1970, 16 May 1897, Image 16, 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-4 Iowa 37k Peeling spuds aboard the Iowa's (BB-4) mess, circa late 1890's. USN / USNI photo.
BB-4 Iowa797kPort quarter view of the Iowa (BB-4).Photo by Enrique Mueller Jr., from Colliers History of the Spanish American War, pub. 1898.,courtesy of Dan Wilmes.
BB-4 Iowa 71k Photograph taken in 1897 or early 1898, with Columbia (C-12) in the right background. Halftone photograph, copied from the contemporary publication "Uncle Sam's Navy, 1898." U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 53257.
BB-4 Iowa 788k Stern view of the Iowa (BB-4) showing her aft 12-inch and 8-inch turrets sometime between 1897 and 1901. 4-inch open mounts are located one deck above the 12-inch turret. Possibly by Edward H. Hart. Library of Congress # LC-D4-20438, courtesy of Mike Green.
Texas1.33kWHAT WOULD HAPPEN SHOULD WE FIGHT WITH SPAIN
Here Are the Secret Plans of the United States Government in case of War With the Spaniards, the First Time Told.
Just Where Our Ships of War and Troops Would Be Located if We Took a Hand in the Cuban Trouble.
Pictured among the vessels are the New York (CA-2), Indiana (BB-1), Texas, Massachusetts (BB-2), Columbia (C-12), Iowa (BB-4) & Maine.
Image and text provided by Montana Historical Society; Helena, MT.
Photo from The Anaconda Standard. (Anaconda, Mont.) 1889-1970, 16 January 1898, Morning, Image 15, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
TERROR 696k THE NORTH ATLANTIC SQUADRON, NOW BLOCKADING CUBAN PORTS. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 23 February 1898, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 1.09k READY TO FREE CUBA WHEN NECESSARY.
New York (CA-2), Columbia (C-12), Indiana (BB-1), Ericsson (TB-02), Texas, Montgomery (C-09), Iowa (BB-4), Cushing (TB-01), & Massachusetts (BB-2).
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo from Richmond Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1884-1903, 27 March 1898, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 115k Painting entitled "Before the War" by Carlton T. Chapman, depicting the U.S. North Atlantic Squadron anchored in Hampton Roads, Virginia, circa late March or early April 1898. Iowa (BB-4) is seen very distantly, and partially, on the right side of the image. Ships present are (left to right: New York (CA-2), Indiana (BB-1), Texas, Massachusetts (BB-2), Columbia (C-12) and Iowa. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 78627-KN, courtesy of the Navy Art Collection, Washington, DC. Donation of Capt. R.G. Colbert, USN.
BB-4 Iowa 485k Vaudeville stage aboard the Iowa (BB-4). Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
BB-4 Iowa 5.25k WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A MODERN MAN OF WAR GOES INTO BATTLE
A Naval Expert Describes the Preparations For Actual Conflict and the Battle
AFTER DECK OF THE IOWA (BB-4) STRIPPED FOR ACTION
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library
Photo & text by The Salt Lake Herald. (Salt Lake City [Utah) 1870-1909, 03 April 1898, Image 24, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Photo & text by the N.Y.Times via Bill Gonyo.
Iowa 1.50k Quiet time on the Iowa (BB-4), at anchor off Santiago, in 1898. This image was photographed from the original glass plate on 18 April 2014. Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.
Insert photo from United States Naval History and Heritage Command # WHI.2014.51 via Robert Hurst.
BB-4 Iowa 92k Iowa (BB-4) circa 1898. USN photo courtesy of "Battleships" by Anthony Preston, printed by Bison Books, Ltd, 1982.
BB-1 Indiana 3.46k THE NORTH ATLANTIC SQUADRON NOW BLOCKADING HAVANA.
The ships include the Indiana (BB-1) & Iowa (BB-4)
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, 23 April 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 163k The Iowa (BB-4) was the biggest battleship in the U.S. fleet. It was involved in the first bombardment of the fort near Santiago. It cost three million dollars to build and was equipped with 11,000 horsepower. Photo & text courtesy of Photographic History of the Spanish-American War, p. 147. New York: Pearson Pub. Co., 1898.
LC CALL NUMBER: E 735.P5 Hispanic Division – Library of Congress. Submitted by Bill Gonyo.
BB-4 Iowa 748k ONE OF THE BIG GUNS ON THE BATTLESHIP IOWA (BB-4) Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX.
Photo & text by The Houston Daily Post. (Houston, Tex.) 1886-1903, 03 June 1898, Mailable Edition, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 622k THE IOWA (BB-4) AND VIZCAYA (BB-4) COMPARED. Image and text provided by Central Michigan University, Clark Historical Library.
Photo & text by The Copper Country Evening News. (Calumet, Mich.) 18??-1907, 14 June 1898, Image 4, 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-4 Iowa 70k Captain Robley D. Evans, USN, during the Spanish-American War he was given command of the battleship Iowa (BB-4), and as her CO, he performed splendidly during the 3 July 1898 Battle of Santiago. Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken circa 1898, when he was Commanding Officer of Iowa. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 72727. Copied from "Harper's Weekly", Volume 42.
Photo submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Insert photo by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company Photo # 4a14284v from lcweb2.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 1.23k Battle of Santiago, 3 July 1898. Watching the battle from the deck of Iowa (BB-4). Note the volume of dense gun smoke around the ship in left center.Copied from the Journal of Naval Cadet Cyrus R. Miller. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 1132 & Navy Medicine # 09-7909-4 from flickr.com
BB-3 Oregon 1.23k THE BATTLE OF SANTIAGO DE CUBA, JULY 3, 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, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 17 February 1901, Image 28, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 4.43k DURING THE DESTRUCTION OF CERVERA'S FLEET. FORWARD TURRET OF THE IOWA (BB-4) IN ACTION, From HARPER'S WEEKLY.
Drawn by H. Reuterdahl.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, 26 July 1898, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
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-4 Iowa 491k IT WAS A GLORIOUS VICTORY !
Sampsons Flotilla gives Ceveras fleet Hail Columbia. Destroys every vessel and captures the Spanish Admiral and 1600 sailors and marines. The battleship Iowa (BB-4) under commander Bob Evans takes 600 Spaniards captive The greatest naval victory in history. Fairly eclipses Deweys feat and makes July 4 1898 a day that will go down in history with July 4 1776.
Image and text provided by University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
Photo & text by The Breckenridge News.(Cloverport, Ky.) 1876-1955, 06 July 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 726k Iowa (BB-4) damage from Spanish fire in Battle of Santiago. Photo by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company Photo # 4a14278v from lcweb2.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 129k Robert Penn, Fireman Second Class, USN. "An explosion was averted by his quickness."
Halftone artwork by Bacon, depicting Robert Penn's heroism during a fire-room accident on board Iowa (BB-4) on 20 July 1898, during the Spanish-American War. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions in that incident.
Copied from Deeds of Valor, Volume II, page 405, published in 1907 by the Perrien-Keydel Co., Detroit, Michigan.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 79957.
BB-4 Iowa 339k GREAT NAVAL VICTORY
Fighting Bob Evans Graphically Describes the Annihilation of Cerveras Proud Fleet
THE BATTLESHIP IOWA (BB-4)
Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX.
Photo & text by Shiner Gazette. (Shiner, Tex.) 1893-current, 20 July 1898, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 96k Underway off New York City during the Spanish-American War Victory Fleet Review, 20 August 1898. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 63500.
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-4 Iowa 123k Steaming in New York Harbor, escorted by tugs, yachts and other craft, during the Spanish-American War Victory Fleet Review, 21 August 1898.Photographed by F.P. Jewett, Orange, New Jersey. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 1970.
BB-4 Iowa 116k In New York Harbor during the Spanish-American War Victory Fleet Review, August 1898. The original photograph was printed on a stereographic card, copyright 1898 by Strohmeyer & Wyman, New York. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 100299.
BB-4 Iowa 234k Steroscopic view of the Iowa (BB-4) anchored off New York City during the Spanish-American War Victory Fleet Review, August 1898. Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
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-4 Iowa 110k Sailors and Marines of the ship's crew posed in front of her forward 12"/35 gun turret, circa August 1898. Photographed by William H. Rau. Note that Iowa (BB-4) has been partially repainted from wartime gray. Also note the ship's bell below the pilothouse. Brooklyn (CA-3) is in the right distance. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 87.
BB-4 Iowa 102k Iowa's (BB-4) Marines drilling on deck with rifles and bayonets, 1898. The original photograph was printed on a stereographic card, copyright 1899 by Strohmeyer & Wyman, New York. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 82636.
BB-4 Iowa 176k Crewmen pose by the ship's forward 12"/35 gun turret, 1898. The original photograph was printed on a stereographic card, copyright 1898 by Strohmeyer & Wyman, New York. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 100302.
BB-4 Iowa 58k Entering drydock, 1 September 1898. USN / National Archives # 181-NYS-29-97.
BB-4 Iowa 830k BATTLESHIP IOWA'S (BB-4) NEW COMMANDER, SILAS WRIGHT TERRY Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX.
Photo & text by The Houston Daily Post. (Houston, Tex.) 1886-1903, 25 September 1898, Mailable Edition, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 1.2k Captain Silas Wright Terry,(seated 2nd on left) 4th commanding officer of the battleship Iowa (BB-4), poses with his officers circa 1898 – 1899. He commanded the battleship Iowa from 24 September 1898 to September 1899. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress via Bill Gonyo.
BB-4 Iowa 66k In 1899-1900 Captain Goodrich was the 3rd CO of the battleship Iowa (BB-4), from 24.04.1898 to 24.09.1899 and took her to the Pacific, then returned to the Naval War College for a year as a lecturer. Digital ID: ggbain # 22874. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
United States fleet 239k The victorious United States fleet off Tompkinsville, S.I. 8 October 1898 features the Iowa (BB-4) right center, and two armored cruisers of the New York class (CA-2) (left & center) and other ships of the victorious U.S. fleet. Library of Congress photo by A. Loeffler, courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C., submitted by Tom Kermen.
BB-4 Iowa 139k Marines having fun with "Billy", 1898. Photo courtesy of timepassagenostalgia.com via Tom Kermen.
BB-4 Iowa 64k Crewmen photographed in front of the battleship's forward 12"/35 gun turret, 1898. Note that the ship has been partially repainted to (or from) wartime gray. Also note the ship's bell below the pilothouse. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 87.
BB-4 Iowa 927k CAPTAIN EVANS AS HE WAS - AND IS. Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo & text by Richmond Planet.(Richmond, Va.) 1883-1938, 29 October 1898, Image 7 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 3.55k HELPED DESTROY CERVERA'S FLEET
The Battleship Iowa (BB-4) Arrives in Port After Covering the Distance Between New York and San Francisco in 117 Days.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 08 February 1899, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 4.17k CROWDS RUSH TO INSPECT THE IOWA (BB-4)
The Water front Was Thronged With Thousands Anxious to Get Aboard.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 13 February 1899, Image 8, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 3.51k IN HONOR OF WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY.
"EVERY ship in port flew her colors yesterday out of respect for the natal day of "the father of his country." The battleship Iowa (BB-4) was decked from stem to stern with fiags, and a short distance from her the British ship Centesima made an equally good showing, while the British steamer Moana at Pacific-street wharf and the transports Roanoke and Connemaugh were covered with bunting. During the day the Mexican war veterans visited the Iowa. At noon the battleship fired a national salute, as did also the batteries at Fort Point, Black Point and Alcatraz.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 23 February 1899, Image 9, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 3.09k BATTLESHIP IOWA (BB-4) FIRES THE ADMIRAL'S SALUTE.
CALIFORNIANS DO HONOR TO GEORGE DEWEY
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 02 May 1899, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 3.42k NEWSBOY A PASSENGER ON BATTLESHIP IOWA (BB-4)
Willie Barlow, Guest on the Man-of-War.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 20 June 1899, Image 12, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana & Iowa 119k Postcard photograph of the Indiana (BB-1), taken about 1899 or later. The Indiana is in the foreground and the Iowa (BB-4) is in the background. USN / USNI photo.
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.
BB-4 Iowa 3.12k SAN FRANCISCO WAS AT THE MERCY OF THE IOWA (BB-4)
For the First Time in the History of the Port a Warship Clears for Action
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 14 October 1899, Image 14, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa193kTHE OPERATION OF COALING THE BATTLESHIP IOWA (BB-4).
THE record of the coast was broken yesterday in the supplying of the big warship with fuel. A thousand tons was put aboard in eight hours, or an average of 125 tons an hour. It was a case of rivalry between the port and starboard watches, and the officers were as much interested in the contest as the men. A blackboard was hung on the fighting mast, and every hour the tally of each watch was given. When the day's work was done it was about a standoff between the two gangs.
From here the Iowa goes in company with the cruiser Philadelphia (C-4) to San Diego, where the ship will be joined by the Marblehead (C-11). The three warships will then go to Magdalena Bay for gun practice.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 12 December 1899, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.

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9 Battle Of Santiago From The Library Of Congress Server.

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