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KATAHDIN


CLASS - KATAHDIN As Built
Displacement 2155 Tons, Length, 250 ft 9 in (76 m) (Max)
Beam: 43 ft 5 in (13.2 m) Draft: 15 ft 1 in (4.6 m) Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h) Propulsion: Range: Complement: 97 officers and enlisted Armament: 4 6-pdr. rifled guns
Operational and Building Data
Laid down in Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine.
Launched: 4 February 1893
Commissioned: 20 February 1896
Decommissioned: 8 October 1898
Fate: Struck: 9 July 1909

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KATAHDIN 472k Katahdin Steam Cutter for Harbor Defense Ram, 22 December 1891. National Archives Identifier: 75842408
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
KATAHDIN 732k 3 views of the Katahdin Steam Cutter for Harbor Defense Ram. From the Scientific Amerian Magazine of 1898 Supplement, courtesy of David Upton.
Photo added 02/20/19.
KATAHDIN 433k Port quarter view of the Katahdin ready for launching on 4 February 1893 at Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine. Source: Historic New England Nathaniel L. Stebbins Collection, Photo No. PC047.02.1570.04274 via Mike Green.
Photo added 02/20/19.
KATAHDIN 407k Bow view of the Katahdin ready for launching on 4 February 1893 at Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine. Source: Historic New England Nathaniel L. Stebbins Collection, Photo No. PC047.02.1570.04272 via Mike Green.
Photo added 02/20/19.
KATAHDIN 354k 4 February 1893, snowy New England day, as the Katahdin is prepared for launching. Source: Historic New England Nathaniel L. Stebbins Collection, Photo No. PC047.02.1570.04273 via Mike Green.
Photo added 02/20/19.
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 (of blessed memory).
KATAHDIN 1.18 Sketch of the Katahdin underway, 1893.Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from wikimedia.org
KATAHDIN 3.14k TWO NEW U.S. NAVAL TERRORS
THE RAM KATAHDIN LAUNCHED,
And the Indiana (BB-1) Nearly Ready. Both Formidable Battleships. Description of the Vessels.
Image and text provided by University of South Carolina; Columbia, SC.
Photo from The Watchman and Southron. (Sumter, S.C.) 1881-1930, 15 February 1893, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
KATAHDIN 136k A line drawing of the Katahdin, as completed. Photo courtesy of Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, collection of Robb Jensen.
KATAHDIN 1.48k United States Ammen Ram Katahdin in Action.Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The National Tribune. (Washington, D.C.) 1877-1917, 27 July 1893, Image 8, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
KATAHDIN 4.15k The Katahdin, designed to sink any battleship, is a veriable Nautilus. She can strike a blow and not feel it. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo from The Morning Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1878-1895, 03 January 1895, Image 8, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
KATAHDIN 424k Artist's sketch of the Katahdin in action. Courtesy of maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca via commons.wikimedia.org.
KATAHDIN 784k HOW WE WILL SINK THE CRISTOBAL COLON
By a Naval Officer Aboard the Ram Katahdin
Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX.
Photo from The Houston Daily Post. (Houston, Tex.) 1886-1903, 01 May 1898, Mailable Edition, Image 7, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
KATAHDIN NR THE KATAHDIN
A VESSEL FOR WHICH FOREIGN NATIONS HAVE NO MATCH
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 01 May 1898, Image 45, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
KATAHDIN NR IS A QUEER CRAFT
Ammen Ram Katahdin The Only Vessel of Her Kind. Built for Offensive Work Only - Calculated To Do Extensive Damage
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Hawaiian Gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, 10 May 1898, Image 7, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
KATAHDIN 1.00k Halftone photograph of the Katahdin taken circa 1896-98. Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.
KATAHDIN 62k Crewmen of the Katahdin standing by her forward superstructure, 1898. The original photograph, taken by J.F. Jarvis, was printed on a stereographic card. Note sheet metal ladder on the ship's "turtle back" hull side. USNHC photo # NH 94258. Courtesy of Commander Donald J. Robinson, USN (Retired), 1983.
KATAHDIN 76k A decommissioned Katahdin sits in port, possibly at Philadelphia Navy Yard sometime after 8 October 1898. Photo from National Archives & Record Administration (NARA), Record Group 19-N, Box 33. Courtesy of Dan Treadwell.
KATAHDIN 599k Katahdin ramming a vessel. Reproductions of a painting, by Koerner & Hayes, circa 1897-98. USN photo # Lot 4812-2, from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy via flickr.com.
KATAHDIN 663k Katahdin in New York between 1896 and 1901; the armored cruisers New York (ACR-2) and Cincinnati ((C-7) are in the background. Photo i.d. courtesy of Richard M. Jensen.
Photo LC-DIG-det-4a13901 courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
Photo added 02/20/19.
KATAHDIN 111k Undated port quarter drawing of the Katahdin underway. Photo from National Archives & Record Administration (NARA), Record Group 19-N, Box 33. Courtesy of Dan Treadwell.
KATAHDIN 279k Katahdin at anchor, c1899. Photo LC-DIG-det-4a03643 by Edward H. Hart, courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
KATAHDIN 927k Colored print of the Katahdin. Photo courtesy Darryl L. Baker.
KATAHDIN 1.02k Katahdin sits moored at Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1901. Photo LC-DIG-det-4a13904 courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
Photo added 02/20/19.
KATAHDIN 1.10k Pictured are ships moored at League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pa. circa 1907.
From right to left are the decommissioned ships Katahdin, cruiser Columbia (C-12), & the Minneapolis (C-13). The Columbia was re-commissioned on 22 June 1915 and the Minneapolis 2 July 1917.
Photo i.d. courtesy of Joseph Longo via Aryeh Weterhorn & Tom Bateman.
Photo courtesy of the Detroit Publishing Company via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
KATAHDIN NR THIS IS WHAT THE RAM KATAHDIN WAS EXPECTED TO DO. Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 06 January 1907, Magazine Section, Image 40, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
KATAHDIN NR The million dollar target. Image and text provided by Central Michigan University, Clark Historical Library.
Photo from The Calumet News. (Calumet, Mich.) 1907-1938, 13 October 1909, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
KATAHDIN NR Will Test Twelve-Inch Projectile As in BattleImage and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 09 February 1911, Last Edition, Image 8, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
KATAHDIN NR Former Naval Scrappers Now Headed For The Scrap HeapImage and text provided by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL.
Photo from Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.) 1893-1920, 11 March 1911, Image 12, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
KATAHDIN NR OLD "RAM" KATAHDIN TO BE TARGET
The ship was reported sunk in 1909.
Image and text provided by University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR.
Photo from East Oregonian (Pendleton, OR) 1888-current, 06 March 1915, DAILY EVENING EDITION, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
KATAHDIN NR RAM KATAHDIN IS SUNK.
Used as Target to Test Resistance of Armor to 13-Inch Shells.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Photo from Evening Star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 13 April 1916, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.

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