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BB-5 USS KEARSARGE


Kearsarge Class Battleship: Displacement 11,525 Tons, Dimensions, 375' 4" (oa) x 72' 3" x 25' 10" (Max), Armament 4 x 13"/35 4 x 8"/35, 14 x 5"/40 4 x 18" tt, Armor, 16 1/2" Belt, 17" Turrets, 5" Decks, 10" Conning Tower, Machinery, 10,000 IHP; 2 vertical triple expansion engines, 2 screws, Speed, 16 Knots, Crew 553.

Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Newport News, Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA., on June 30, 1896. Launched March 24, 1898, Commissioned February 20, 1900, Decommissioned September 4, 1909, Recommissioned June 17, 1912, Decommissioned May 18, 1920, Converted at Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard into Crane Ship and re-designated AB-1, August 5, 1920. Renamed Crane Ship 1, November 6, 1941 to free name for new construction. Stricken June 22, 1955.
Fate: Sold August 9, 1955 and broken up for scrap.
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BB-5 Kearsarge 588k This piece of art was painted by the 20th Century artist Xanthus Smith. This 1922 artwork depicts the sinking of the Confederate ship CSS Alabama after her fight with the Kearsarge (seen right). Alabama was the scourge of the American merchant fleet during a two-year commerce destroying campaign before being sunk during a battle with the Kearsarge in June 1864. American archaeologists and French Navy divers recently recovered a bell from the famous Confederate commerce raider from it's resting place 180 feet below the surface of the English Channel off the coast of Cherbourg, France. USN photo # N-0000X-001, courtesy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, N.Y. via news.navy.mil.
BB-53.91kGREAT SHIPS OF WAR
Description of Two That Will Be Constructed Soon.
POWERFUL DEFENDERS.
One to Be Christened the Kearsarge (BB-5), in Honor of the Famous Frigate.
TO COST FIVE MILLIONS EACH.
Bids for the Construction of These Modern Vessels Will Be Opened in a Week.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 23 November 1895, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 45k Kearsarge (BB-5) and Kentucky (BB-6). General arrangement plan for the main deck, as designed. Copied from Transactions Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Volume 3, 1895. Photo # NH 76631, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 1.28k AMERICAN SHIPS BEST.
POINTS WHERE NEW DESIGNS ARE SUPERIOR TO FOREIGN PLANS.
ADVANCE IN NAVAL CONSTRUCTION - DEVELEPMENT OF BATTERY POWER AS COMPARED WITH THE LATEST GERMAN TYPE.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 12 July 1896, Image 17, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 123k Kearsarge (BB-5) and Kentucky (BB-6). Midship section plan, through the conning tower at Frame 33, showing the ships as designed. The arrangement of armor is depicted, along with one 5"/40 broadside gun, an 18-inch above-water torpedo tube, and the steering wheels in both the armored conning tower and the pilothouse. Copied from R. Robinson, Naval Construction, 4th Edition, 1917, page 160-61. Photo # NH 76632, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 166k 1898 rang in with the Kearsarge (BB-5). Photo courtesy of the Worlds Naval Ship’s Forum via Bill Gonyo.
BB-5 & 6842kTHE KENTUCKY (BB-6) AND KEARSARGE (BB-5)
From the Only Photograph Made of the Twin Battleships to be Launched Next Thursday, Showing the Advanced Stage of the Work Upon Them.
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo & text by The Times. (Richmond, Va.) 1890-1903, 20 March 1898, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 & 6370kLINES OF THE TWIN UNITED STATES MEN-OF-WAR, THE KEARSARGE (BB-5) AND THE KENTUCKY (BB-6), TO BE LAUNCHED MARCH 24.Image and text provided by University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
Photo from Daily Public Ledger. (Maysville, Ky.) 1892-191?, 22 March 1898, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-6840kKENTUCKY (BB-6) IS LAUNCHED
Big Battleship Named After the Bourbon State
WAS CHRISTENED WITH PURE WATER
......There was not a hitch in the program, and the cheers from the 30000 throats greeted the latest additions to the United States navy as they slid from the ways, the prow of one sprinkled with foaming champagne, the other christened with pure water from the home of Abraham Lincoln.
Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX.
Photo & text by The Houston Daily Post. (Houston, Tex.) 1886-1903, 25 March 1898, MAILABLE EDITION, Image 4, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-61.19kFLOATED LIKE DUCKS
Battleships Kearsarge (BB-5) and Kentucky (BB-6) on the ways as they appeared ten days ago.
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo & text by Daily Press. (Newport News, Va.) 1896-current, 25 March 1898, Image 5, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-61.07kHOW THE KEARSARGE (BB-5) AND KENTUCKY (BB-6) WILL APPEAR WHEN READY FOR SERVICE.Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo & text by Richmond Dispatch.(Richmond, Va.) 1884-1903, 25 March 1898, Image 9, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Kearsarge & Kentucky 970k Very strong wooden launching struts hold up over 11,500 tons of Kearsarge (BB-5) on 24 March 1898, Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA. The mast of the Kentucky (BB-6) appears on the other side of the launching platform on this very busy day at Newport News Shipbuilding which saw both battleships slide into the waters of the James River. Both battleships had their keels laid and were launched on the same day. USN / USNI photo.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 25 March 1898, Image 7, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 & 63.30kBIG TWIN WARSHIPS LAUNCHED.
Kearsarge (BB-5) and Kentucky (BB-6) Glide Into the Waters of James River. Purity and Patriotism Blended in the Ceremonies Attend the Christening of the New Champions.
Two New Battle-Ships and the Women Who Christened Them
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 25 March 1898, Image 4, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-51.27kOUR NEW BATTLESHIPS.
KEARSARGE (BB-5), KENTUCKY (BB-6), ILLINOIS (BB-7), ALABAMA (BB-8) & WISCONSIN (BB-9)
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo from Richmond Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1884-1903, 26 June 1898, Image 11, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-53.01kThe New Kearsarge (BB-5) Will Be the Next Ship Completed. It Is Ninety-Two Per Cent Finished and It Will Be the First Ship of "The New Navy." Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 13 August 1899, Image 29 courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5215kTHE BATTLESHIP KEARSARGE (BB-5) READY FOR HER TRIAL TRIP Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo & text by Deseret Evening News. (Great Salt Lake City [Utah]) 1867-1920, 22 September 1899, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-53.63kNEW BATTLESHIP KEARSARGE (BB-5) PROVES TO BE VERY SPEEDY
Exceeds Government Requirements at the Official Trial
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 26 September 1899, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 66k Kearsarge (BB-5) and Kentucky (BB-6). Outboard profile plan, October 1899, showing the ships as built. It includes a wave profile based on trials of Kearsarge at a speed of 17.3 knots. The original plan is in Record Group 45, U.S. National Archives. Photo # NH 76628, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 51k Kearsarge (BB-5) and Kentucky (BB-6). Inboard profile plan, 1899, showing the ships as built. It includes general arrangement of the ammunition hoists that supplied the superimposed 13-inch and 8-inch gun turrets. The original plan is in Record Group 45, U.S. National Archives. Photo # NH 76629, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 36k Kearsarge (BB-5) and Kentucky (BB-6). Armor plan, 1899, showing the distribution of side and turret armor. The original plan # 143-10-31 in Record Group 19, U.S. National Archives. Photo # NH 76630, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 51k Kearsarge (BB-5) as completed, line drawing by A.D. Baker III. Photo and text courtesy of U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman.
BB-5 Kearsarge 56k Inboard profile of the Kearsarge (BB-5) as completed. Photo and text courtesy of U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman.
BB-5 Kearsarge 48k Cross section of the Kearsarge (BB-5) as completed, at her engine room. Note the trainable above water torpedo tube, about the same size as a secondary battery gun. Photo and text courtesy of U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman.
BB-5 Kearsarge 79k Halftone of a photograph taken in 1899, while the ship was making 16.82 knots on trials off the U.S. East Coast. Note that her broadside battery of five-inch guns had not yet been installed. Copied from "The New Navy of the United States", by N.L. Stebbins, (New York, 1912). Photo # NH 98372, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 234k Kearsarge (BB-5), in drydock after completing her trial run, September 1899. The forward extension of her main belt can be seen to end just abaft the draft numerals on her bow. Note the two short bilge keels further aft. Her bridge is basically similar to those of her predecessors. Note the canvas bucklers that have been installed on her forward 13-inch gun ports. The broadside 5-inch battery is not yet in place. Photo # 19-N-1-22-1 from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
BB-5 Kearsarge 98k In drydock during her trials period, 18 September 1899. Photograph # NH 19-N-1-22-3, from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
BB-5 Kearsarge 171k Port bow at wharf, 18 September 1899. National Archives photo # 181-NYS-15-4.
1900's
BB-5 Kearsarge 106k A smoky Kearsarge (BB-5) underway during her shakedown period, poses for the photographer Enrique Miller while underway during 1899, a short time before her formal commissioning on 20 February 1900.USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-5 Kearsarge 790k Kearsarge (BB-5) between 1898 and 1901. Note that she is painted white from her main and lower decks down. Her paint scheme changed when she visited Europe in 1903, when the main deck and up were painted a buff color.US National Archives photo # 80G-1035074 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-5 Kearsarge 77k View of the main and secondary forward batteries of the Kearsarge (BB-5), 8. April 1900, by Edward H. Hart. USN / Library of Congress # LC-D4-20480.
BB-5826kBATTLESHIP KEARSARGE (BB-5) IS THE FINEST IN THE WORLD.
Successful Test of Her Double-Deck Turrets May Revolutionize Warship Designing
Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO.
Photo & text by The St. Louis Republic.(St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, 22 April 1900, Magazine Section, Image 38, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-6980k THE BATTLESHIPS KENTUCKY (BB-6) AND KEARSARGE (BB-5), WHICH MAY MENACE TURKEY.
It is said that if the sultan of Turkey continues postponing the payment of damages for American missionary property destroyed in Turkey, a formidable fleet of American warships, including the Kentucky and Kearsarge, the mammoth new battleships, will make a demonstration in the Mediterranean.
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA. & University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of Virginian-Pilot. (Norfolk, Va.) 1898-1911, 03 May 1900, Image 11, &
Insert photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 14 September 1900, Image 9 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 3.03k A BATTLESHIP'S BOATS
THE NOTABLE EQUIPMENT OF THE KEARSARGE (BB-5) IN SMALL CRAFT
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 06 May 1900, Image 21, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5730kKEARSARGE (BB-5) AND ALABAMA (BB-8) TO FIGURE IN A PEACE INCIDENT.
THESE FAMOUS OLD NAMES WILL BE LINKED TOGETHER IN A CHARMING SENTIMENT.
Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO.
Photo from The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, 20 May 1900, Magazine Section, Image 32, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 3.93k AMERICA'S GREAT SEA TERROR
The New Superposed Turret—Here Is the First Complete Picture of the Kearsarge (BB-5) - It is Destined to Create a 'Revolution in the Navies of the World, According to the Belief of Experts, and Is the Most Important Development of Recent Times—The Kearsarge Can Sink Any Vessel Afloat.
Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN.
Photo from The Appeal. (Saint Paul, Minn.) 1889-19??, 02 June 1900, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-52.32kTHE FLAGSHIP KEARSARGE (BB-5)
The new battleship Kearsarge has been selected as the flagship of the new European squadron of the United States which Secretary Long has decided to organize.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by The Evening Times. (Washington, D.C.) 1895-1902, 02 June 1900, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-51.30kTHE NEW KEARSARGE (BB-5).
THE MOST POWERFUL TYPE OF AMERICAN WARSHIP.
A BRONZE FOR HER FORWARD TURRET.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 10 June 1900, Image 46, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 1.19k Shipping the big gun in the forward turret of the Kearsarge (BB-5).
Great 13-inch guns which was a part of the battleship Kearsarge's original armament was damaged some time ago and had to be removed to make place for a new gun. It was a difficult and an expensive piece of work, but under the direction of Naval Constructor it was accomplished rapidly and at greatly reduced cost. Instead of dismembering the ponderous double turret, a section just wide enough to allow a passageway for the gun was removed and the monster gun was drawn out.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 26 May 1901, Image 28, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 246k The Kearsarge (BB-5), one of the finest battleships in the US Navy. Photo courtesy of Arnold A. Putnam.
BB-5 Kearsarge 29k In May of 1902 Commander Joseph Newton Hemphill took command of Kearsarge (BB-5). Hemphill, who had been promoted to Captain on 3 March 1901, remained in command of Kearsarge until April 1904, when he was assigned Chief of Staff, North Atlantic Squadron. He served as Captain of Yard, Navy Yard, New York from June 1904 to August 1906, when he was promoted to Rear Admiral. He was President of the Board of Inspection and Survey from September, 1906 to May 1907 and commanded the Third Squadron, Pacific Fleet from May 1907 to August 1908. Photo from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center and submitted here courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
BB-5 Kearsarge 93k In a harbor, circa the early 1900s. Kearsarge (BB-5) was painted this way when first completed, in 1900, and this view may have been taken at about that time. Photo # NH 52034, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 157k Color-tinted postcard published during the early 1900s, showing the ship as she appeared when first completed in 1900. Photographed by William H. Rau. Text courtesy of NH 52031-KN.
Photo courtesy of Arnold A. Putnam.
BB-5 Kearsarge 113k Returning on board a U.S. Navy battleship, circa the early 1900s. The photograph was printed at about that time, in color-tinted form, on a postal card published by the Hugh C. Leighton Company, Portland, Maine. The original postal card's caption erroneously identifies the ship as Maine (BB-10). She is actually Kearsarge (BB-5) or her sister ship, Kentucky (BB-6). Photo # NH 94963-KN, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 2.64k THE UNITED STATES BATTLESHIP KEARSARGE (BB-5) AND THE CRUSIER OLYMPIA (C-6) SALUTING THE GAULOIS, whose flag is shown in the foreground. Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 27 May 1902, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 151k Forward gun turrets of the Kearsarge (BB-5), 1902, by George Bain. Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves, HTC, (ret.)
BB-51.79kYANKEE GUNNERS SHOW GREAT SKILL IN TARGET PRACTICE ON CHOPPY SEA
BATTLESHIP KEARSARGE (BB-5) WHOSE GUNNERS SHOWED REMARKABLE SKILL IN PRACTICE FIRING AT A SEA TARGET RECENTLY; MAKING A BETTER SCORE THAN ANY OF THE CREWS ON THE VESSELS ACCOMPANYING THE BIG WARSHIP.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 2 June 1902, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
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-5913kAMERICAN DEFENSE FLEET ANNIHILATES ATTACKING SQUADRON THEORETICALLY.
Admiral Coghlan leaving the Kearsarge (BB-5)
Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO.
Photo & text by The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, 25 August 1902, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 1.76k HIGGINSON DELAYS THE WAR GAME WHILE HE ENTERTAINS A DUCHESS
BEAUTIFUL MISTRESS OF THE HOUSE OF MARLBOROUGH (FORMERLY, MISS CONSUELO VANDERBILT OF NEW YORK) AND THE AMERICAN ADMIRAL WHO ABRUPTLY SUSPENDED IMPORTANT NAVAL MANEUVERS IN ORDER TO ENTERTAIN HER ABOARD HIS FLAGSHIP

Social Function Suspends the Naval Maneuvers.
Commanders of the Warships Refuse to Attend.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 1 September 1902, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 866k FLEET PASSES DEFENSES OF NEWPORT HARBOR.
VICTORIOUS NAVY LIES AT ANCHOR AWHILE, THEN DEPARTS.
SPECIAL PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN FOR THE REPBLIC.
Showing views in the great war game now in progress off the New England coast.
Two snapshots show a little black goat which is the mascot of the battleship Kearsarge (BB-5).
Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO.
Photo & text by The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, 06 September 1902, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 2.44k SHIPS OF RIVAL SQUADRONS BEGIN EXCITING MANEUVERS IN WATERS OF CARIBBEANImage and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 05 December 1902, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-2 1.57k MIMIC NAVAL WARFARE IN THE CARIBBEAN SEA
THE ILLINOIS (BB-7), THE MASSACHUSETTS (BB-2), THE MAYFLOWER , THE KEARSARGE (BB-5)
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times.(Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 14 December 1902, Editorials, The Drama, and Society, Image 17, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 133k Color postcard of the Kearsarge (BB-5) with 16.82 knots inscribed on the bottom, possibly her top speed, because she was painted in white during her trials. The reverse side indicates that the card was made in Germany, indicating her trip to Europe in 1903. Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
BB-5 Kearsarge 81k A circa 1903 postcard of the Kearsarge (BB-5) drawn by Edward H. Mitchell Publishers of San Francisco, CA.Photo from the collection of Raymond Strout, courtesy of Jonathan Eno.
BB-5 Kearsarge 94k Underway, circa the early 1900s. Kearsarge (BB-5) was painted this way when she visited Europe in 1903, and this photograph may have been taken at about that time. Photo # NH 52036, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 1.42k BROOKLYN NAVY YARD CROWDED
Battleship Kearsarge (BB-5) laid up for overhauling. Not in Many Years Have so Many Vessels Been Gathered Here.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo from Deseret Evening News. (Great Salt Lake City [Utah]) 1867-1920, 16 May 1903, Last Edition, Part Three, Image 21, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 64k Visiting Kiel, Germany, circa 25 June 1903, while serving as flagship of the U.S. European Squadron. SMS Hohenzollern, the German imperial yacht, is at left, with Chicago (CA-14) partially visible beyond her stern. Photo # NH 93402, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center. Collection of Paymaster William R. Pattison, USN.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 24 June 1903, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 120k Crew manning the rails and superstructure, with arms linked, as German Kaiser Wilhelm II leaves the ship following lunch on board, at Kiel, Germany, 25 June 1903. The Kaiser is seated in the stern of the rowing cutter, in the center of the photograph. Photo # NH 93730, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center, collection of Paymaster William R. Pattison, USN.
BB-5 Kearsarge 777k A circa 1900's photo showing the loading an 8" (20.3 cm) projectile aboard Kearsarge (BB-5). Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO.
USN photo courtesy of navweaps.com.
Photo from The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, 28 June 1903, MAGAZINE SECTION, Image 47, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 2.12k BOOMING CANNON OF BRITISH NAVY WELCOME THE WARSHIPS OF AMERICA.
Rear-Admiral Cotton in Command of the European Squadron of the United States Is Received at Portsmouth by Commander Milne, Who Expresses the Gratification of King Edward at the Arrival of the Fleet.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.& University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 08 July 1903, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 89k Kearsarge (BB-5) steams past a pair of British Majestic class battleships, during a visit to an English port in 1903. Crewmen are manning the rails and superstructures of all three ships. Photographed by West & Son, Southsea, England. Photo # NH 71699, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 140k Kearsarge (BB-5) receives the cheers of crewmen on board a British battleship, during her visit to Spithead, England, in July 1903. Chicago (CA-14) is in the extreme left background. Note the British ship's steam picket boat and pulling boats. Photo # NH 75716, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center, courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Admiral William V. Pratt.
BB-5 Kearsarge 91k Illuminated with electric lights, while visiting Portsmouth, England in July 1903. Note the ship of the line (possibly HMS Victory) in the right background, also illuminated. Photo # NH 93732, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 69k HMS Victory firing a salute in honor of the visit by ships of the U.S. European Squadron to Portsmouth, England, 13 July 1903.Photographed from just beyond the stern of the visiting squadron's flagship, Kearsarge (BB-5), whose National Ensign is in the upper foreground. The print has been signed by Prince George (later King George V).
This photograph is mounted in a frame made of wood from HMS Victory.
Photo # NH 105059, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center, courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Donation of O.J. Hemphill.
BB-5 Kearsarge 78k Kearsarge (BB-5) leaving Portsmouth with the HMS Victory in the distance. USN / USNI photo.
BB-5 Kearsarge 75k Kearsarge (BB-5), while visiting Portsmouth, England in July 1903. USN / USNI photo.
BB-5 Kearsarge 129k Crewmen, with arms linked, manning the rails and superstructure as the British Prince of Wales (the future King George V) leaves the ship after having lunch on board, at Portsmouth, England, 13 July 1903. Photo # NH 93731, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 110k U.S. Navy officers on board the Kearsarge (BB-5), with three ladies and a British flag officer, circa 13 July 1903, probably at Portsmouth, England.
Seated in the front row are left to right:
Captain Joseph N. Hemphill, USN, Commanding Officer, Kearsarge;
Rear Admiral Sir Edward Chichester, Royal Navy;
Lilian M. Forbes;
Rear Admiral Charles S. Cotton, USN, Commanding U.S. European Squadron;
Jean Forbes;
Mary Bruce; and
an unidentified U.S. Navy Commander.
Identifiable among those standing are:
Ensign Henry George Stewart Wallace, USN, (behind Capt. Hemphill); and
Lieutenant Charles L. Hussey, USN, Flag Secretary to RAdm. Cotten (with full beard, behind RAdm. Cotton).
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 105058. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Donation of O.J. Hemphill.
BB-52.62kTHE UNITED STATES BATTLESHIP KEARSARGE (BB-5).Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 25 July 1903, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 941k Uncle Sam's fine battleship Kearsarge (BB-5), which called forth the admiration of the Kaiser. Photo courtesy of New-York Tribune (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 26 July 1903, Image 27 via flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress.
BB-5 Kearsarge 83k Leads ships of the U.S. European Squadron past a line of British Battleships, during a visit to an English port in 1903. The two ships immediately astern of Kearsarge (BB-5) are Chicago (CA-14) and San Francisco (C-5). Photographed by West & Son, Southsea, England. Note Kearsarge's figurehead and anchor, and Sailors manning the rails and bridges on all ships present. Photo # NH 71698, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-2 3.01k WITH THE FLEET OF WARSHIPS WHICH THE PRESIDENT WILL REVIEW TO-DAY.
Calling to quarters on the Kearsarge (BB-5)
THE MAYFLOWER, SAILORS OFF DUTY ON BOARD THE FLAGSHIP KEARSARGE, YACHT MURIEL, AND BATTLESHIP ILLINOIS (BB-7).
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Photo from the New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 17 August 1903, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-52.95kTHE PRESIDENT REVIEWS THE FLEET OFF OYSTER BAY
FLAGSHIP KEARSARGE (BB-5) AND FLEET
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Photo & text by New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 18 August 1903, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 553k UNITED STATES BATTLESHIP KEARSARGE (BB-5) PROVES ITSELF THE FASTEST FIGHTING FORT AFLOAT
The United States battleship Kearsarge ended a remarkable speed trial when it steamed into Frenchman's Hay, ME., after a 3,000 mile trip from The Needles, England, to test its title to being the world's fastest battleship. It covered the dlstance of nearly 3,000 miles in nine days, four hours and fifteen minutes.
Image and text provided by Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, KS.
Photo from The Goodland Republic. (Logan, Utah)(Goodland, Kan.) 1891-1907, 21 August 1903, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-7 Illinois 2.69k OFFICERS AND SHIPS IN THE WAR GAME OFF THE MAINE COAST.
THE KEARSARGE (BB-5) & ILLINOIS (BB-7).
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Photo by New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 25 August 1903, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 661k ENDURANCE TEST FOR OUR ATLANTIC SHIPS
FLAGSHIP KEARSARGE (BB-5) THAT WILL LEAD ATLANTIC SQUADRON.
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Photo from Evening Bulletin. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii) 1895-1912, 29 March 1904, 3:30 O'CLOCK EDITION, Image 4, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 97k View of the forecastle of Kearsarge (BB-5), looking down between her main and secondary armament, circa 1904. USN / USNI photo.
BB-5 Kearsarge 117k Crewmen posing on deck amidships after coaling ship, circa 1904. This view was probably taken when Kearsarge (BB-5) was serving in the Caribbean as flagship of the North Atlantic Fleet. Photo # NH 67644, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 102k Cast members of the ship's minstrel show, circa 1904. Photo # NH 67645, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 12.57k Members of the ship's football team, circa 1904. Photo # NH 67646, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 128k Members of the ship's baseball team, circa 1904. Photo # NH 67648, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 126k Members of the ship's athletic teams pose on deck amidships, circa 1904. Among the sports represented are baseball (with flag for the 1904 championship), football and rowing. Photo # NH 67649, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 173k "Pardonable Pride" cartoon by John L. DeMar, published on page 35 of the book "Bohemia", by the International League of Press Clubs, 1904.
It depicts "Uncle Sam" showing off the results of recent U.S. Navy heavy gun target practice, apparently conducted by Kearsarge (BB-5) to the naval figures of England, Germany, France and Italy, as warships of Japan and Russia battle in the background.
Photo # NH 95099, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 702k THE VISIT OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC SQUADRON TO PORTUGAL. KING CARLOS I VISITING THE KEARSARGE (BB-5).Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 24 August 1904, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 64k Circa 1905, underway. USN photo.
BB-5938kADMIRAL BARKER'S FAREWELL.
Bids Farewell to the Officers and Crew of the Battleship Kearsarge (BB-5).
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Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 9 May 1905, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
PDF added 07/15/14.
Bar Harbor 195k The First Squadron of the North Atlantic Fleet during a visit, 3-10 August 1905, to Bar Harbor, Maine. The visit consisted of eight BB's commanded by RA R.D. Evans. Maine (BB-10), Missouri (BB-11), Kearsarge (BB-5), Kentucky (BB-6), Alabama (BB-8), Illinois (BB-7), Iowa (BB-4), and Massachusetts (BB-2).
From right to left are the Kearsarge, Kentucky, Maine & Missouri.
Photo from the collection of Raymond Strout via Jonathan Eno.
BB-5 Kearsarge 99k Kearsarge (BB-5) in the south. Photograph at Pensacola, Florida, 31 March 1905. Photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
BB-5 Kearsarge 99k Kearsarge (BB-5) in port and replacing damaged 13-inch guns. During target practice off Cape Cruz, Cuba, 13 April 1906, an accidental ignition of a powder charge of a 13-inch gun killed two officers and eight men. Four men were seriously injured. USN / USNI photo.
Text courtesy of DANFS.
BB-5 Kearsarge 597k Kearsarge (BB-5) with her laundry hanging to dry and a Indiana class (BB-1 / 3) bide time with the coming and going of launches, circa 1906.Photo # 80G-433637 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-8 Alabama 640k Battleships in Danger.
These three battleships figured in a remarkable naval accident in New York bay 7 January. The Kentucky (BB-6) which ran aground and was rammed by the Alabama (BB-8) is in the picture at the upper left. The Alabama is in the upper right. At the lower left is the Kearsarge (BB-5) which also ran aground. The diagram in the lower right shows how the accidents occurred. It is drawn from a description furnished by Rear Admiral Davis.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo from The Spanish Fork Press. (Spanish Fork, Utah) 1902-current, 18 January 1906, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 3.36k Seven killed in explosion on battleship Kearsarge (BB-5). Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo from The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 15 April 1906, Image 31, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 2.19k DISASTERS TO NAVY FOR WHICH NO ENEMY IS TO BLAME. Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times.(Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 15 April 1906, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 2.28k BODIES OF KEARSARGE (BB-5) DEAD WILL REST IN YANKEE SOIL Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from Los Angeles Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, 16 April 1906, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 1.65k KEARSARGE (BB-5) DEATH TURRET DRAWS CROWDS
Of all the great fighting machines in the North Atlantic fleet now anchored in the North river, the two that come in for the most attention from the thousands of visitors are the Kearsarge and the Missouri (BB-11); the first because of the deplorable accident in her forward gun turret with everybody who went aboard wanted to see; the second because of tho marvelous record in gunnery in Guantanamo bay, and which places the Missouri's marksmen almost within grasp of the worlds trophy.
The rivalry between the crews of the two battleships is keener than between any other two ships in the fleet, and the men of the Kearsarge are by no means willing to concede that they are not as close to capturing the coveted worlds record as the Missouri's men. The cup is held on the Asiatic station and its next holder cannot be determined until after the 12 inch gun performance of the battleship Ohio (BB-12) is completed.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo from Deseret Evening News. (Great Salt Lake City [Utah]) 1867-1920, 19 May 1906, Last Edition, Part Two, Image 32, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 99k Ship's officers and men posed on the battleship's foredeck and superstructure. Photograph copyright 1906 by Enrique Muller and published at about that time, in color-tinted form, on a postal card by the American News Company, New York. Photo # NH 91815, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-52.57kMONSTER BATTLESHIP ORDERED TO CUBA.
THE BATTLESHIP KEARSARGE (BB-5).
Which, with six of its powerful sisters ships, has been ordered to prepare for immediate sailing to Cuban waters. The Kearsarge, Texas, Indiana (BB-1), Kentucky (BB-6), Illinois (BB-7), and Alabama (BB-8), all under rush orders, form a most powerful fleet.
Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN.
Photo & text by The Minneapolis Journal. (Minneapolis, Minn.) 1888-1939, 26 September 1906, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
GWF878kWhat Has Been Accomplished By Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.
Kearsarge (BB-5) in drydock.
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo & text by Daily Press.(Newport News, Va.) 1896-current, 24 March 1907, Image 21, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 796k CAPTAIN HERBERT WINSL0W.
Captain Herbert Wlnslow, of the battleship Kearsarge (BB-5), is a native of Massachusetts and entered the navy in 1805. He belongs to the famous family of statesmen, soldiers and naval officers founded by Governor Edward Wlnslow of Plymouth colony, who came over in the Mayflower. He is a son of the Captain John A. Wlnslow who commanded tho old steamer Kearsarge in the historic fight with the Alabama in 1864 and was given his recent command on account of the appropriateness of such an assignment.
Image and text provided by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records; Phoenix, AZ.
Photo from Daily Arizona Silver Belt. (Globe, Gila County, Ariz.) 1906-1929, 26 October 1907, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Great White Fleet Cruise
Great White Fleet112kChart from a contemporary newspaper, showing the route to be taken by the Atlantic Fleet's battleships and their associated Torpedo Flotilla, from their December 1907 departure from Hampton Roads, Virginia, until their planned arrival at San Francisco, California, in the spring of 1908. Text below the chart indicates that it was published in mid-December 1907.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106219. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis.
BB-18 Connecticut99kCommanding officers of most of the fleet's ships, photographed in 1908. Those present include (Seated, left to right): Captain Hugo Osterhaus, of Connecticut (BB-18); Captain Kossuth Niles, of Louisiana (BB-19); Captain William P. Potter, of Vermont (BB-20); Captain John Hubbard, of Minnesota (BB-22); Captain Joseph B. Murdock, of Rhode Island (BB-17); Captain Charles E. Vreeland, of Kansas (BB-21).
Standing, left to right): Captain Hamilton Hutchins, of Kearsarge (BB-5); Captain Frank E. Beatty, of Wisconsin (BB-9); Captain Reginald F. Nicholson, of Nebraska (BB-14); Captain Thomas B. Howard, of Ohio (BB-12); Captain William H.H. Southerland, of New Jersey (BB-16); Captain Walter C. Cowles, of Kentucky (BB-6); Captain John M. Bowyer, of Illinois (BB-7); Captain Alexander Sharp, of Virginia (BB-13); Lieutenant Commander Charles B. McVay, of Yankton.
# NH 59552, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 155k A guest looks at an exhibit showing the Kearsarge (BB-5) at the grand opening of the "Great White Fleet" Centennial Exhibit. USN photo # N-4245W-028 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wendy Wyman, courtesy of navy.mil.
Great White Fleet 345k The "Great White Fleet" steaming in column, probably while departing Hampton Roads, Virginia, at the start of their cruise around the World, December 1907. Kansas (BB-21) is at left, followed by Vermont (BB-20). USN photo # N-0000X-001 courtesy of navy.mil. Photographed by C.E. Waterman, Hampton, Va.
Great White Fleet112k Chart from a contemporary newspaper, showing the route of the Atlantic Fleet's battleships from their 29 January 1907 departure from Trinidad until their arrival at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 12 January 1908. It emphasizes the offshore course taken to avoid strong westerly currents off the northeastern coast of South America.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106221. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis.
Straits of Magellan290k The "Great White Fleet" in the Straits of Magellan, 1908, from a painting by Henry Reuterdahl.Photograph courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
Great White Fleet129kChart from a contemporary newspaper, showing the movements of the Atlantic Fleet's battleships from their 8 February 1908 passage of the western part of the Straits of Magellan until their arrival at Callao, Peru, on 20 February 1908.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106227b. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis.
BB-18 Connecticut185kThe Connecticut (BB-18) leading the other fifteen warships of the "Great White Fleet" into Magdalena Bay, Mexico on 12 March 1908 to take on coal and hold long-delayed target practice. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH-59537, courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
PDF Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 29 March 1908, Image 5, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 4.12k VISITING HOUR ON THE KEARSARGE (BB-5) Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from Los Angeles Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, 17 April 1908, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Fleet at Long Beach 507k The fleet at San Diego, Calif., 5, May 1908.
What looks like two Connecticut class (BB-18 / 22 & 25) battleships to the left; a Virginia class (BB-13 / 17) battleship in the center with what might be three other Connecticut class (BB-18 / 22 & 25) battleships in the immediate distance; two Illinois class (BB-7 / 9) battleships are on the right corner, behind them are the two Kearsarge class (BB-5 / 6) battleships and a Virginia class (BB-13 / 17) or Connecticut class (BB-18 / 22 & 25) battleship in the right corner of the photo.
Library of Congress photo # pan 6a33626,by W. D. Lambert; submitted by Tom Kermen.
BB-5 Kearsarge 573k Atlantic Fleet entering Golden Gate 6th May 1908. Library of Congress photo # pan 6a33669, from the Panoramic View Co., Chas. Z. Bailey, Mgr., Los Angeles, Cal. submitted by Tom Kermen.
Naval Review in San Francisco Bay, 17 May 1908 155kPanoramic photograph by the Pillsbury Picture Company showing the review of the "Great White Fleet" on 17 May 1908 by Secretary of the Navy Victor A. Metcalf, embarked in Yorktown (PG-1), which is steaming toward the left in the right center of the image.Three destroyers are in the line nearest to the camera (from left to center), with either Hopkins (DD-6) or Hull (DD-7) in the center and Lawrence (DD-8) next astern.Eleven battleships are present, in the rows on the opposite side of Yorktown's course, and seven Pacific Fleet armored cruisers are in the most distant row.Photo # NH 105310, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 73k World Cruise of the "Great White Fleet" 1907-09. Kearsarge (BB-5) is in the foreground, with a Miane class (BB-10 / 12) or Virginia class (BB-13 / 17) battleship in the background. USN / USNI photo.
BB-5 Kearsarge 127k In a Pacific Coast harbor during the first half of 1908, while participating in the first leg of the "Great White Fleet" cruise around the World. Photographed by the Romans Photo Company, copyrighted by Asahel Curtis. Photo # NH 79107, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 119k In drydock at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, 30 May 1908. Kearsarge (BB-5) was then preparing for the trans-Pacific leg of the "Great White Fleet" voyage around the World. Note her ram bow; figurehead; and anchors. Photographed by E.L. Meyer, Seattle, Washington. Photo # NH 60250, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
GWF493kBATTLESHIP FLEET ARRIVED HERE IN FINE TRIM
BATTLESHIP PASSING DIAMOND HEAD.
What looks to be the Kearsarge (BB-5) or her sister Kentucky (BB-6) is in the foreground.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo & text by The Hawaiian Gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, 17 July 1908, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 102k World Cruise of the "Great White Fleet" 1907-09. Battleships of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet in Sydney Harbor, Australia, in late August 1908. Kearsarge (BB-5) is in the center, with Kentucky (BB-6) beyond. The original photograph was published on a stereograph card by the Rose Stereograph Company, Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington & London. Photo # NH 100337, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 66k World Cruise of the "Great White Fleet" 1907-09, Kearsarge (BB-5) in Sydney Harbor, Australia, in late August 1908. Photo printed on a stereograph card, copyrighted by Underwood & Underwood, and submitted by Warren McLean.
BB-6 Kentucky70k World Cruise of the "Great White Fleet", 1907-09. Stern view of the Kentucky (BB-6) in Sydney Harbor, Australia, in late August 1908. Kearsarge (BB-5) is probably ahead of her. Photo printed on a stereograph card, copyrighted by Underwood & Underwood. Photo courtesy of Warren McLean.
GWF901kTHE ATLANTIC FLEET OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY
From Official Bulletin of Bureau of Navigation showing the Vessels off the Port of Callao practicing the Gridiron maneuver. This is considered by Naval authorities to be the most dangerous evolution in steam tactics and its improper execution caused the loss of HMS Victoria with 798 men in 1893.
Picture faithfully represents the entire Fleet in official formation and vessels can be identified by numbers corresponding to table appended:
First Divison
1. Connecticut (BB-18), Flagship, 2. Kansas (BB-21), 3. Vermont (BB-20), 4. Louisiana (BB-19),
Second Division
5. Georgia (BB-15), Flagship, 6. New Jersey (BB-16), 7. Rhode Island (BB-17), 8. Virginia (BB-13),
18 Torpedo Flotilla
Whipple (DD-15), Truxtun (DD-14), Lawrence (DD-8), Stewart (DD-13), Hopkins (DD-6) & Hull (DD-7)
Third Division
9. Minnesota (BB-22), Flagship, 10. Ohio (BB-12), 11. Missouri (BB-11), 12. Maine (BB-10)
17. Yankton {Special Dispatch Tender}
Fourth Division
13. Alabama (BB-8), Flagship 14. Illinois (BB-7), 15. Kearsarge (BB-5), 16. Kentucky (BB-6)
19. Auxiliaries
Glacier, [refrigerating ship], Panther,[repair ship], Culgea, [storeship] & Arethusa,[torpedo flotilla tender].
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by The National Tribune. (Washington, D.C.) 1877-1917, 24 September 1908, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Great White Fleet 100k Postcard published in Japan to commemorate the U.S. Atlantic Fleet's visit there in October 1908. This card features pictures of the Fleet's sixteen battleships, plus images of three Japanese ladies, plus flags and symbols of the United States and Japan. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106114-KN. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
Amoy, China114kBattleships of the Second Squadron, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, saluting during their visit to Amoy, China, circa 30 October - 5 November 1908.
The U.S. Ships are anchored in line of Divisions, with the Third Division closest to the camera. Louisiana (BB-19), flagship of the Second Squadron and Third Division, is partially visible at the far right. Astern of her in the same line are Virginia (BB-13) (right center) and Missouri (BB-11) (left center).
The Fourth Division is anchored just beyond the Third Division's line. Wisconsin (BB-9), Fourth Division flagship, is toward the right [between Virginia and Louisiana]. Astern of her (in no particular order) are Kearsarge (BB-5) and Kentucky (BB-6).
The four gray ships, in the most distant line, all appear to be Chinese cruisers.
US Naval Historical Center Photo # NH 106148. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C.
BB-5 Kearsarge 140k Sailor's shore drill with either the Kearsarge (BB-5) or Kentucky (BB-6) in the background.
This photo also appears here, indicating that they are from the Idaho (BB-24). The photo appeared in the The Daytona Daily News.(Daytona, Fla.) 1903-1926, 17 December 1909, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Digital ID: ggbain 09798 # 2163746136_f7d0e14983_o. LC-B2- 2299-7.
Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection, courtesy of Tom Kermen.
1910's
BB-5 Kearsarge 437k Anchored off New York City during the October 1912 naval review. US National Archives photo # 80G-1035072 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-5 Kearsarge 96k Anchored off New York City during the October 1912 naval review. Postal card published circa the 19-"teens", featuring a retouched and color-tinted photograph taken off New York City during the October 1912 naval review. Colors applied to the ship's smokestacks and guns are quite inaccurate. In 1912 these would have been gray, not "buff". Photo # 52032-KN, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
October opus340kC-1 (SS-09), during the Naval Review week in New York City, 4th October 1912.
The battleship Kearsarge (BB-5) is in the background.
NARA (National Archives and Record Administration) photo # 19-N-13646, courtesy of Daniel Dunham.
BB-5 Kearsarge 78k Submarine D-3 (SS-19) underway off New York City during the October 1912 Naval Review. Kearsarge (BB-5) is in the background. Note the "E" award displayed on D-3's conning tower. Photo # NH 59632, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
Atlantic Fleet250k OUTLINED AGAINST A CURTAIN OF DARKNESS
A fleet of destroyers and torpedo-boats has now arrived at New York to join the heavy ships of the line. Altogether, about 50 vessels will be assembled when the ceremonies began next Monday. It is promised that the strained international relations will have no effect on the parade.
Photo by International News Service.
Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo & text by Evening Public Ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 13 May 1915, Night Extra, Image 16, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 524k SYMBOL Of THE RECOGNITION OF THE CARRANZA GOVERNMENT.
Note the Mexican flag floating at the masthead of the battleship Kearsarge (BB-5), a distinctly unusual sight on an American warship. This picture was taken at Vera Cruz. The Kearsarge before going to Vera Cruz, lay at the Philadelphia Navy Yard two years on reserve duty.
Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo from Evening Public Ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 09 December 1915, Night Extra, Image 18, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 298k Prior to World War I Admiral Louis Rodolph de Steiguer commanded the battleship Kearsarge (BB-5); in 1916. During World War I he served as chief of staff of the Third Naval District before reporting as captain of the battleship Arkansas (BB-33), which was stationed with the American dreadnaught squadron operating with the British Grand Fleet. After the war, de Steiguer was Hydrographer of the Navy from July 1921 to December 1921. Promoted to rear admiral, he was commander of the First Naval District, including the Portsmouth Navy Yard, from June 1923 to 1925.
ADM Louis R. de Steiguer, Commander in Chief, Battle Fleet (far left); William Wallace Campbell, President, U.C. Berkeley; RADM Harris Laning, Chief of Staff, Battle Fleet; COL R.O. Van Horn, Army ROTC Unit; CAPT William D. Puleston, Asst Chief of Staff, Battle Fleet; CAPT Chester Nimitz, Naval ROTC Unit captured here during an Inspection visit to Naval ROTC Unit at U.C. Berkeley (1927).
Official USN photo from Naval Historical Collection via Bill Gonyo.
BB-5 Kearsarge 121k October 1916 photo off Boston shows standard pre-dreadnought modifications. These included a cut down bridgework, canvas covering at her conning position and wheel house, and unarmored turret mounted range finders. As with the Indiana (BB-1), the Kearsarge (BB-5) was also plagued with a low freeboard. Cage masts have replaced her original fighting masts for better long distance salvo spotting and stability. USN photo.
BB-5 Kearsarge 713k Kearsarge (BB-5) still retains two of her secondary broadside guns. US National Archives photo # 80G-1035073 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
De Steiguer 133k Capt. Louis Rudolph De Steiguer was the commanding officer of the battleship Kearsarge (BB-5) from 1916 to 1917. Official USN photo from Naval Historical Collection (Cropped) via Bill Gonyo.
BB-5 Kearsarge 236k Anchored probably off New York City during the late teens. Her secondary broadside guns have all been removed.USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Reserve Basin137kPhiladelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania. Older warships in the Reserve Basin, photo is probably post WW I (1918 to 1920).
From right to left:
First ship: Kearsarge class (BB-5 / 6) probably Kearsarge (BB-5).
The photo shows a platform above the Navigation Bridge which is straight across the front. Photos of the Kentucky (BB-6) at this time show a similar platform but one which extends out over the conning tower roof at the center. I've not seen a photo of the Kearsarge at this time so I'm not positive.

Second ship:Wisconsin (BB-9).
Sister ship Illinois (BB-7) had a bridge structure atop the conning tower while sister Alabama (BB-8) had a second platform on the mast between the bridge and the lowest searchlight.

Third Ship: Indiana (BB-1).
This ship is "hull down" behind the Wisconsin with only her upper works visible, the 2 short funnels and the old "military" mast to the left of the Wisconsin's forward cage mast. The mast is sitting atop a round faced bridge structure. Sister Oregon (BB-3) is on the West coast and sister Massachusetts’ bridge has a square face.

Fourth Ship: Iowa (BB-4).
This ship is also “hull down” and is actually beyond the fifth ship in the photo. Visible are cage main mast (second from the left in the photo), the 2 tall funnels and the military mast partially hidden the shorter funnel of the nearer ship. The funnels identify the ship.

Fifth Ship: Massachusetts (BB-2).
The aft main and secondary batteries and the cage mast are clearly visible as are the shorter funnels and the military mast (in front of Iowa’s forward funnel). This is a case of everyone else is eliminated. Oregon (BB-3) is on the west coast and the Indiana is across the slip, ergo…
The last ship appears to have 4 short funnels and no cage mast which means it is probably a cruiser but I have not identified it.
Digital ID: # ggbain 09957, LC-B2-2333-3. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection, courtesy of Tom Kermen. Photo I.d. & text courtesy of Chris Hoehn.
Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, 138k Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania.
Ships in the Navy Yard's Reserve Basin, circa spring 1919. Panoramic photograph taken by Keystone Photo Studios, 817 So. Broad St., Philadelphia. The following ships can be identified from among those present:
Rowan (DD-64)); Preston (DD-19); Macdonough (DD-09); Patterson (DD-36); St. Louis (C-12); Ohio (BB-12); SC-342; SC-344; Alabama (BB-8); Kearsarge (BB-5); Illinois (BB-7); Ozark (Monitor -7); Kentucky(BB-6); and Hancock(AP-3) .
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 98604, from the collection of Eugene Bennett, donated by his daughter, Jene B. Hart, September 1988.
BB-11 Missouri69kPhiladelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania. Older warships in the Reserve Basin, 18 November 1919, as seen by a Philadelphia Evening Ledger photographer. Ships are (front row, left to right): Missouri (BB-11); one Connecticut class (BB-18 / 22 & 25) battleship; Michigan (BB-27); and Saint Louis (C-20). Those in the back row are (left to right): Maine (BB-10); Kentucky (BB-6);Kearsarge (BB-5); Indiana (BB-1); Massachusetts (BB-2); Iowa (BB-4); Wisconsin (BB-9); and Illinois (BB-7).Photo # NH 42525, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 765k ONCE A GREAT BATTLESHIP. All we can show you is parts of the Kearsarge (BB-5). All that remains intact of the ship, now at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, is the hull.Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo from Evening Public Ledger. 11 January 1921, NIGHT EXTRA, Image 26, NIGHT EXTRA, Image 32, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 571k The naval wonder of Spanish War days, the famous old battleship Kearsarge, which in 1898 was expected to revolutionize nava1 warfare, has been removed from the fighting line without ever having fired a gun at an enemy, and will become U.S. Crane Ship No.1.
Here is an architect's drawing of how the big ship of yesteryear will look when she's been refitted at League Island. The monster electric crane with which she will be equipped will be capable of lifting 250 tons.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 30 January 1921, Image 49, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 703k The Kearsarge in dry dock. The battleship has been dismantled and will be fitted as a crane ship by the Philadelphia Navy Yard force.
Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo from Evening Public Ledger. 11 March 1921, NIGHT EXTRA, Image 32, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-5 Kearsarge 247k U.S. Crane Ship No.1, post 1920. USN photo.
BB-5 Kearsarge 84k U.S. Crane Ship No. 1 test of the ship's 250-ton revolving crane, at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, 27 October 1922. Kearsarge, which was still undergoing conversion at the time (note the incomplete superstructure ahead of the crane) is seen here lifting a 250-ton load on the right and left main hoists with equalizer at 72-foot reach on an even keel. Jib fore and aft at an angle of 53 degrees 42 minutes.Official USN photo # NH 52038, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 963k U.S. Crane Ship No. 1 test of the ship's 250-ton revolving crane, while she was undergoing conversion at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, October 1922. US National Archives photo # 80G-1035075 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert, Webmaster & Editor ModelWarships.com
BB-5 Kearsarge 105k U.S. Crane Ship No. 1 test of the ship's 250-ton revolving crane, while she was undergoing conversion at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, 30 October 1922. Kearsarge is seen here lifting a 312-ton load on the right and left main hoist with equalizer at 101-foot reach on an even keel. Jib fore and aft at an angle of 38 degrees 46 minutes. Official USN photo # NH 60251, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 65k Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania view of the Yard's Delaware River waterfront, with the hammerhead crane in center, 31 May 1923. Among the ships visible are:
Lamson (DD-328), in left center; Sandpiper (AM-51) and Teal (AM-23), at right, with the crane ship Kearsarge beyond; Destroyers Preston (DD-327), Coghlan (DD-326) and Sharkey (DD-281), partially visible at left. Dobbin (AD-3) is fitting out on the opposite side of the pier, at left.
Official USN photo # NH 43453, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 107k U.S. Crane Ship No.1 in dry dock at South Boston, Massachusetts, while undergoing repairs on 3 October 1925. Note that her propellers were still fitted at this time. Photo # NH 69051, courtesy of the San Francisco Maritime Museum, San Francisco, California.
BB-5 Kearsarge 83k U.S. Crane Ship No. 1 alongside the North Approach Wall of the Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal, in 1926. Official USN photo # NH 61958, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
BB-42 Idaho90k Crane ship Kearsarge working alongside, as the battleship is re-gunned at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, circa the later 1920s. Barge YC-279 is in the left background. USNHC # 43459, now in the collections of the National Archives.
BB-42 Idaho137k Idaho (BB-42) being re-gunned at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, circa the later 1920s. This view shows the crane ship Kearsarge lowering a 14"/50 gun into Idaho's second turret. USNHC # 43457, now in the collections of the National Archives.
BB-42 Idaho93k 14"/50 gun is lowered in to her second turret, during re-gunning at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, circa the later 1920s. The work is being performed by the crane ship Kearsarge. USNHC # 43458, now in the collections of the National Archives.
BB-5 Kearsarge 1.0m U.S. Crane Ship No.1 passing through the Gaillard Cut, while transiting the Panama Canal during the 1920s or 1930s. Photo contributed by Ed Zajkowski via Gary Priolo. Text courtesy of # NH 52037, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 60k In the Panama Canal, circa the later 1930s. Note that she bears the name "U.S. Crane Ship No. 1" on both quarters, as well as Kearsarge across the stern. # NH 83761, courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Admiral Robert B. Carney, USN.
BB-38 Pennsylvania134kIdentifiable ships in this photo possibly at Puget Sound circa 1933 are, from left to right:
U.S. Crane Ship No. 1 ex-Kearsarge (BB-5), & Seaplane Tender Jason (AV-2), one of the Colorado class (BB-45 / 48) battleships, [possibly the West Virginia (BB-48)] in the dry dock and a Pennsylvania class (BB-38 / 39) along the pier.
The aircraft carrier in the photo is the Saratoga (CV-3) (note the "SARA" on the flight deck aft).
USN Photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels. Photo & partial text I.d. courtesy of Chris Hoehn & David C. Nilsen.
BB-5 Kearsarge 112k Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington. Aerial photograph taken in the mid-1930s. Alongside the pier in center are the aircraft tender (ex-collier) Jason (AV-2), laid up in 1932 and sold in 1936, and the crane ship Kearsarge. Also present are the aircraft carriers Lexington(CV-2) and Saratoga (CV-3). Photo # NH 45236, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 97k At the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, circa 1936. Note that her stern bears both the names Kearsarge and U.S. Crane Ship No. 1. Photo # NH 43456, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
BB-5 Kearsarge 102k Kearsarge (BB-5) in Puget Sound, 1937.Photo courtesy of Navy Recruiting Bureau, N.Y., via Darryl L. Baker.
BB-5 Kearsarge 1.6m Photo description Improvements of berths # 11 & 12. View showing excavation of sea wall looking inboard contract NOY 3742. January 1940.
The U.S. Crane Ship No. 1 is in the background with what looks to be a four stack destroyer in the background.
Photo No. f659c1756, Brooklyn Navy Yard Archive - courtesy National Archive and Records Administration, Northeast Region - NYC, Record Group 181 via flickr.com.
BB-5 Kearsarge 79k Post 1941, as U.S. Crane Ship No. 1. USNI/USN photo.
BB-60 Alabama148kA print by the artist John Taylor Arms: from the U.S. Navy Series No. 1: Battle Wagon- Alabama (BB-60) Outfitting at Norfolk Navy Yard, Crane Ship Kearsarge (AB-1) Alongside-1942.Courtesy of Stephen F. Fixx,, Cleveland Museum of Art.
BB-5 Kearsarge 1.19 San Francisco Naval Shipyard at Hunters' Point, San Francisco, California, taken by a plane from the USN photo ic squadron VJ-1 from an altitude of 2.300 m on 24 May 1945. The aircraft carrier Intrepid (CV-11) is visible in the center, with the Crane Ship No. 1 on her port side. The light aircraft carrier Cabot (CVL-28) is visible in the drydock in the lower half of the picture. The battleship Pennsylvania (BB-38) is visible at the pier in the upper part of the picture. USN photo now in the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration # 296816, courtesy of Robert Hurst.
BB-60 Alabama & Kearsarge148kCirca Feb-Aug 1942 of the ship being fitted out at Norfolk Navy Yard. The ex-battleship Kearsarge (AB-1) is moored next to the Alabama (BB-60) for lifting the 16" gun barrels into place. Main and secondary gun turrets are being fabricated and the smoke indicates that some of the boilers have been lit off.Courtesy of Mike Green from Leeward Publications/ SHIP'S DATA 2 and (2 & 3) Naval Supply News, Volume 5, No. 18- 6 September 1946 by the U.S. Naval Station at Seattle, Washington.
BB-5 Kearsarge 1.2m Kearsarge (AB-1) is seen in the background during a noon time bond rally at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in 1945. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
BB-5 Kearsarge 1.1m Kearsarge (AB-1) is used to install a set of three 14" guns aboard Pennsylvania (BB-38) at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in April 1945. Text i.d. courtesy of John Hendershot. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
BB-5 Kearsarge 175k U.S. Crane Ship No. 1 is seen at Pier 8 of Boston Naval Shipyard in August 1948. Note that the original name of Kearsarge remains on her stern. U.S. Navy photo, National Park Service, Boston National Historical Park, cat. no. BOSTS-11624-2, courtesy of Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard.
BB-5 Kearsarge 171k U.S. Crane Ship No. 1 is seen at Pier 8 of Boston Naval Shipyard in August 1948. U.S. Navy photo, National Park Service, Boston National Historical Park, cat. no. BOSTS-11624-1069, courtesy of Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard.
BB-5 Kearsarge 295k Kearsarge (AB-1) raises the sunken fishing trawler Lynn in Massachusetts Bay on 4-5 September 1952. In the foreground is the Coast Guard buoy tender Cactus (WAGL-270) U.S. Navy photo, National Park Service, Boston National Historical Park, cat. no. BOSTS-11628, courtesy of Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard.
BB-5 Kearsarge 266k The raised trawler Lynn is seen alongside U.S. Crane Ship No. 1 at the South Jetty of the South Boston Annex of Boston Naval Shipyard on 5 September 1952. The fishing vessel has been built by Bethlehem Steel at Quincy MA in 1941 and had served the Navy between February 1942 and August 1946 as first the unnamed AMC-201 and, after May 1942, YP-388. U.S. Navy photo, National Park Service, Boston National Historical Park, cat. no. BOSTS-11628-2, courtesy of Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard.
BB-5 Kearsarge 184k The raised trawler Lynn is seen alongside U.S. Crane Ship No. 1 at the South Jetty of the South Boston Annex of Boston Naval Shipyard on 5 September 1952. Boston National Historical Park, cat. no. BOSTS-11628-3, courtesy of Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard.
BB-5 Kearsarge 178k New floating crane YD-196 is seen next to U.S. Crane Ship No. 1 in August 1955, just prior to disposal of the former battleship. U.S. Navy photo, National Park Service, Boston National Historical Park, cat. no. BOSTS-11624-1, courtesy of Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard.
BB-5 Kearsarge 79k Anchor Memorial, South Boston Naval Annex, 4 July 1962. & copy by Richard Leonhardt
(NISMF)371kA 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.

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