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|64k||Miantonomah (BM-5) at the Navy Yard Brooklyn, NY. 5/5/1888.||From a print of Harper's Weekly Magazine. Photo courtesy of gono.com.|
|1.30k||The Miantonomah (BM-5) is a double-turreted, twin screw, iron monitor intended chiefly for coast defense. Her speed is twelve knots an hour, derived from engines of 1,600 indicated horse-power. the vessel's dimensions are: length, 259.5 ft.; breadth, 55.8 ft.; mean draft, 14.5 ft.; giving a displacement of 3,990 tons. The turrets are protected by armor 11.5 inches thick, while that of the sides is 7 inches. The main battery consists of four 10-inch rifles - two in each turret - and the secondary battery of six rapid-fire guns of small calibre.
Her keel was laid in 1874, and her cost when completed was $3,178,046. The crew consists of 13 officers and 136 men.
|Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.|
|270k||The first of Miantonomah's (BM-5) 10 inch guns is placed into position, circa 1890.||Photo # det 4a14671 by The Detriot Publishing Company, now in the archives of the Library of Congress, (LOC) as LC-D4-20894.
Photo submitted by Bill Gonyo.
|39k||Mounting the Miantonomah's (BM-5) 10 inch guns.||Photo # det 4a14672 by The Detriot Publishing Company, now in the archives of the Library of Congress, (LOC) as LC-D4-20895.|
|38k||Mounting the Miantonomah's (BM-5) 10 inch guns.||Photo # det 4a14673 by The Detriot Publishing Company, now in the archives of the Library of Congress, (LOC) as LC-D4-20896.|
|42k||Miantonomah's (BM-5) 10 inch guns and forward turret.||Photo # det 4a14439 by The Detriot Publishing Company, now in the archives of the Library of Congress, (LOC) as LC-D4-20623.|
|439k||Miantonomah (BM-5) underway circa 1892.||Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress & submitted by Bill Gonyo.|
|608k||THE MIANTONOMAH (BM-5)
A Famous Ship In The Worlds Fair Sea Parade - Origin of its Name
|Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX.
Photo from Fort Worth Gazette. (Fort Worth, Tex.) 1891-1898, 16 April 1893, MAILABLE EDITION., PART TWO, Image 19, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|316k||Captain Montgomery Sicard (sitting in middle) commanded the Miantonomah (BM-5) between October 1891 to November 1893. The ships compliment included 12 officers and 136 men. Captain Sicard was relived by Captain Rush R. Wallace.||Photo # det 4a13910 by The Detriot Publishing Company, now in the archives of the Library of Congress, (LOC) as LC-D4-20894.
Photo submitted by Bill Gonyo.
|372k||The Miantonomah (BM-5) at anchor, at New York during the Columbian Naval Parade, 27 April 1893.||Photographer unknown. Image courtesy of DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University via Robert Hurst.|
|104k||Bow on view of the Miantonomah (BM-5) in an undated photo.||Photo from National Archives & Record Administration (NARA), Record Group 19-N, Box 33. Courtesy of Dan Treadwell.|
|566k||Miantonomah (BM-5), circa 1895.||USN photo by Hudson & Kearns, courtesy of Pieter Bakels.|
|518k||THE POWERFUL MONITOR MIANTONOMAH (BM-5) PLACED IN COMMISSION YESTERDAY||Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library. |
Photo from The Salt Lake Herald-Republican. (Salt Lake City, Utah) 1909-1918, 11 March 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|530k||The Miantonomah (BM-5), circa April 1898.||Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Inquirer, 10 April 1898 via Tommy Trampp.|
|NR||UNCLE SAM'S FLEET OF MONITORS.|
In case of war with Spain, the monitor fleet would be of great value to Uncle Sam as coast defenders. Monitors are poor seagoing ships, but are very effective in the defense of seaboard cities.
First row: Wyandotte & Passaic, second row: Nantucket, Amphitrite (BM-2) & Miantonomah (BM-5); third row; Ajax.
|Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.|
Photo by The Hawaiian Gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, 22 April 1898, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|677k||OUR NAVY AS IT IS TODAY |
1. Monadnock (BM-3) . 2. Petrel. 3. Puritan (BM-1) . 4. Concord. 5. Wilmington. 6. Amphitrite (BM-2) . 7. Ajax. 8. Machias. 9. Cincinnati. 10. Marblehead. 1 1. Montgomery. 12. Minneapolis. 13. Kearsarge (BB-5). 14. Kentucky (BB-6). 15. Bancroft. 16. Dolphin. 17. Vesuvius. 18. Raleigh. 19. Indiana (BB-1). 20. Iowa (BB-4). 21. Olympia. 22. Terror (M-4). 23. Catskill . 24. Miantonomah (BM-5). 25. Gustine. 26. Yorktown. 27. Texas. 28. Helena. 29. Massachusetts (BB-2). 30. Columbia. 31. New Orleans, 32. San Francisco. 33. Canonicus . 34. Camanche . 35. Monterey (BM-6). 36. Brooklyn. 37. Detroit 38. Atlanta. 39. Alabama (BB-8). 40. Albany. 41. Baltimore. 42. Chicago. 43. Newark, 44. Boston. 45. Charleston. 46. Oregon (BB-3). 47. New York. 48. Manhattan. 49. Philadelphia. 50. Lehigh. And Torpedo Boats. Drawn by "W. A. Verhas.
|Image and text provided by University of Tennessee.|
Photo by The Maryville Times. (Maryville, Tenn.) 1884-1944, 28 May 1898, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|896k||THE MONITOR MIANTONOMAH
The Miantonomah (BM-5) although a modern double turreted monitor, was begun in 1862 and finished soon after the war. She was the first of the monitors to cross the ocean and her appearance in British waters led a member of parliament to say that she gave Americans control of the seas. Since then the Miantonomah has been rebuilt of steel.
|Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo from Juniata Sentinel and Republican. (Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pa.) 1873-1955, 27 July 1898, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|494k||2 page PDF of views aboard the Miantonomah (BM-5), ca. 1898.||Photo from the Scientific Amerian Magazine of 1898 Supplement, courtesy of David Upton.|
|389k||Miantonomah (BM-5) in center, with multiple, unidentified ships at sea off Key West, Florida, ca. 1898.||Source: Stevens-Coolidge Place Collection, Photo No. SCP PH0633 via Mike Green.|
Photo added 04/05/19.
|649k||Miantonomah (BM-5) starboard view. Halftone photograph from a newspaper, 1899.||Collection of Albert S. Mohr, 1899. Courtesy of the Library of Congres via National Museum of the U.S. Navy via flickr.com.|
|173k||Circa 1906 postcard of the Miantonomah (BM-5), most likely by Edward H. Mitchell Publishers of San Francisco, CA., probably based on a photo by Robert Enrique Muller.||Photo courtesy of Patricia Mathis.|
|64k||Photograph taken 2 May 1907, probably off Norfolk, VA. Note four-masted schooners in the background.||Photo from National Archives & Record Administration (NARA), Record Group 19-N, Box 33. Courtesy of Dan Treadwell.|
|376k||A 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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