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M-6 USS MONTEREY



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Miantonomoh Class Monitor: Displacement 4,084 Tons, Dimensions, 261 x 59 x 15 feet/79.52 x 18 x 4.52 meters). Armament 1 dual 12/35, 1 dual 10/30, 6 6-pound. Armor, Harvey & NS: 5-13 inch belt, 11.5-13 inch barbettes, 7.5-8 inch turrets, 10 inch CT. Machinery, VTE engines, 4 boilers, 2 shafts, 5,250 hp. Speed, 11 Knots. Crew, 190 (218 wartime).

Operational and Building Data: Built by Union Iron Works, San Francisco. Laid down 20 December 1889, launched 28 April 1891, commissioned 13 February 1893. Operated along the west coast, then sent to the Philippines for Spanish-American War service, 1898. Reboilered at Hong Kong, 1900. Served on China Station, primarily at Shanghai, 1900-1903. Decommissioned to reserve in the Philippines 15 December 1904. Recommissioned to commissioned reserve 28 September 1907; decommissioned to reserve 7 May 1908 but was again placed in commissioned reserve. Recommissioned to full commission 9 November 1911 and served on China Station through 1913. Decommissioned to reserve 11 February 1913; recommissioned for WWI service mid-1914 but remained mostly inactive. Towed to Pearl Harbor 1917 and served as station ship and submarine tender at Pearl Harbor until decommissioned for disposal 27 August 1921.
Fate: Designation BM 6 assigned 17 July 1920. Sold 25 February 1922; towed to California and scrapped.

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MONTEREY 434k Monterey (BM-6) on the building way at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, CA in October 1890. Photo found in "Report of the Secretary of the Navy, 1890". USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
MONTEREY 577k Article from "Report of the Secretary of the Navy, 1890" covering the changes in armament for the Monterey (BM-6). USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
MONTEREY 5.35k A HUGE COAST DEFENSE VESSEL.
The latest of the marine engines of war will be on the model of the Monterey (BM-6), all its features, however, being heavier than anything yet floated, at least in the American navy.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The Morning Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1878-1895, 11 January 1891, Image 12, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
MONTEREY 168k Starboard broadside of the Monterey (BM-6) underway sometime between 1893 and 1901 at an unknown location. Library of Congress photo # LC-D4-20042, courtesy of Mike Green.
MONTEREY 233k Monterey (BM-6) in berth at Mare Island Navy Yard in 1895. The yard's coal sheds are in the background. Other ships are not identified. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
MONTEREY 697k STEEL UNITED STATES COAST DEFENSE VESSEL MONITOR TYPE MONTEREY (BM-6) Image and text provided by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE.
Photo courtesy of The Red Cloud Chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, 31 January 1896, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
MONTEREY 45k Monterey (BM-6) in dry dock, 22 April 1896. She was the first ship to use the graving dock at what is now Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Wash. The ram bow and full body, characteristic of the "New Navy" monitors, can be seen. Photo & text courtesy of "Monitors of the U.S. Navy, 1861-1937", pg 5, by Lt. Richard H. Webber, USNR-R. (LOC) Library of Congress, Catalog Card No. 77-603596.
MONTEREY 104k Monterey (BM-6) at target practice off Port Angeles, Wash. The splash of one of her 12-inch shells may be seen in the right background. Photo & text courtesy of "Monitors of the U.S. Navy, 1861-1937", pg 6, by Lt. Richard H. Webber, USNR-R. (LOC) Library of Congress, Catalog Card No. 77-603596.
MONTEREY 36k Outboard profile of the Monterey (BM-6). Photo & text courtesy of "Monitors of the U.S. Navy, 1861-1937", pg 43, by Lt. Richard H. Webber, USNR-R. (LOC) Library of Congress, Catalog Card No. 77-603596.
MONTEREY 221k A line drawing of the monitor Monterey (BM-6) as completed. Photo courtesy of Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, collection of Robb Jensen.
MONTEREY 4.00k SAN FRANCISCO IS WELL PROTECTED.
It is many a long day since so many warships have been bunched in the bay at one time. Early yesterday morning there could be seen from Folsom-street wharf the old monitor Camanche, the gunboat Bennington, the sloop-of-war Alert, the coast-defense steamers Monterey (BM-6) and Monadnock (BM-3) and the two new gunboats Wheeling and Marietta.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 26 May 1897, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
MONTEREY 181k Monterey (BM-6) in berth at Mare Island Navy Yard in August 1897. She is south of the yard's coal sheds. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
MONTEREY 168k Broadside view of Monterey (BM-6) at Mare Island Navy Yard in August 1897. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
MONTEREY 2.92k SCENE IN THE STREAM OFF THE MARE ISLAND NAVY-YARD.
Either the Monterey (BM-6) and Monadnock (BM-3) appear among the ships here.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 25 September 1897, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
MONTEREY 98k Monterey (BM-6) is seen in dry dock number 1 at Mare Island in 1898. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
MONTEREY 625k Morning drill on the Monterey (BM-6), aft, circa 1898. Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
Photo added 06/14/13.
MONTEREY 75k Stern view of the Monterey (BM-6) in harbor with a steam launch coming alongside, probably at Mare Island. USNI / USN photo.
Photo i.d. courtesy of Ed Cleary.
MONTEREY 52k Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, during the 1890s. Copied from the Journal of Naval Cadet C.R. Miller, USN, page 51. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 45702.
MONTEREY 988k The forward turret of the Monterey (BM-6) is slightly depressed, circa 1898. Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.
MONTEREY 3.30k WAR PAINT FOR THE MONITORS. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 23 April 1898, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
MONTEREY 3.57k Monterey (BM-6) Ordered to Join Dewey's Fleet.
SOON TO BE SLIPPED ON THE SPANIARDS.
THE POWERFUL COAST-DEFENSE MONITOR MONTEREY, Ordered to Proceed to Manila to Re-enforce Admiral Dewey's Fleet.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 22 May 1898, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
MONTEREY 3.64k THE POWERFUL COAST DEFENSE MONITOR MONTEREY (BM-6), TO BE TOWED TO MANILA. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, 28 May 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
MONTEREY 3.75k RUSHING THE CRUISER PHILADELPHIA (C-4) INTO COMMISSION.
The monitor Monterey (BM-6) was in the drydock at the time the picture was taken, and her mast and fighting top can be seen above the top of the caisson.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 03 June 1898, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
MONTEREY 2.58k THE MONTEREY (BM-6) WILL BE HARD TO HIT WHEN GOING INTO BATTLE. Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN.
Photo courtesy of The Appeal. (Saint Paul, Minn.) 1889-19??, 04 June 1898, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
MONTEREY 3.41k THE FLEET THAT WILL RUSH MEN TO REINFORCE DEWEY. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, 05 June 1898, Image 1 & The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 19 June 1898, Image 22 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
MONTEREY 3.01k SHIPS SAIL FROM GOLDEN GATE FOR MANILA
The United States coast defense steamer Monterey (BM-6) and the coal ship Brutus sailed for Manila yesterday. It was expected that they would get away early in the morning, but the coils of the distiller were not put aboard as soon as expected, so it was 1:30 p.m. before the vessels departed. Passing along the front almost every steamer in the bay saluted them and all the flags were dipped in good-by.
The first stop will be at Honolulu, where the Monterey will recoal. She will then probably proceed in tow of the Brutus or she may go along under her own steam and run in under the lee of one of the many islands on the way to Manila and recoal from the cargo in the hold of the Brutus. It is expected that the Monterey and Brutus will make the passage in about thirty days.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 08 June 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov
MONTEREY 202k TARANTULAS OF OUR NAVY
Uncle Sams Monitors Are Slow Going Creepy Monsters, but Their Sting Means Practical Annihilation to the Enemy's Ships
The Powerful Monterey (BM-6) Which Will Reinforce Admiral Dewey's Fleet in the Philippines
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo courtesy of Deseret Evening News. (Great Salt Lake City [Utah]) 1867-1920, 11 June 1898, Image 16, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
MONTEREY 83k Main deck is awash while Monterey (BM-6) is making a full power run, probably during her crossing of the Pacific in August of 1898 to join Dewey's fleet.USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
MONTEREY 285k Post card of the Monterey (BM-6) underway during a typhoon, probably during her crossing of the Pacific in August of 1898 to join Dewey's fleet. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
MONTEREY 853k A photo of the southern section of Mare Island in November 1898. Ship at the quay wall (left) is Pensacola service as a training ship. The yard's receiving ship Independence is seen below the boom of the 40 ton dry dock rail crane. The Monterey (BM-6) is dry dock number 1. The shed below the 40 ton crane is the winch for the marine railway. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
MONTEREY 48k Monterey (BM-6) (center) and Charleston (C-2) (right) in Manila Bay, circa 1898-1899. Courtesy of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, 1967. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 42516.
MONTEREY 56k Stern view of the Monterey (BM-6) while in drydock, in China, circa 1900 - 1904. Photo from the collection of George Henry Snow, courtesy of Mark Kozak.
MONTEREY 68k Stern view of the Monterey (BM-6) while in drydock, in China, circa 1900 - 1904. Photo was probably taken during the summer, note the awning covering her stern section.Photo from the collection of George Henry Snow, courtesy of Mark Kozak.
MONTEREY 48k Captain Franklin Jeremiah Drake was the commanding officer of the Monterey (BM-6) from 1901 to 1903. His assignment was to cruise the Chinese coastline and sail up the Yang-tse River protecting American citizens and commercial interests of the United States. During Chinese New Year in January 1903, as senior officer, succeeded in suppressing, by prompt measures, an uprising of 5,000 armed rebels who had entered old Canton in disguise for the purpose of massacre the Viceroy and other Manchurian officials in power. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress via Bill Gonyo.
Chase 113k Commander Jehu Valentine Chase was the Commanding Officer of the Monterey (BM-6) from 1912 to 1913. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress via Bill Gonyo.
MONTEREY 561k OUR OBSOLETE FLEET THAT COST NEARLY $130,000,000
Pictured are the Indiana (BB-01), Iowa (BB-04) & Monterey (BM-6).
Image and text provided by Oklahoma Historical Society.
Photo courtesy of Farmers' Champion. (Elgin, Okla.) 1912-1922, 25 September 1913, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Piscataqua 72k View of the waterfront at Olongapo Naval Station, Philippine Island, circa 1914-1916. Ships present are (from left to right):
Monadnock (BM-3),
Monterey (BM-6),
Bainbridge (DD-1),
Decatur (DD-5),
Pampanga(PG-39) and
Piscataqua(AT-49).
US Navy photo # NH 88559 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center. Collection of C.A. Shively, 1978.
(NISMF)376kA guest studies a painting depicting the history of battleships. The artwork was painted by George Skybeck and presented to the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association during their annual banquet at Honolulu, Hawaii, on 8 December 1991. USN photo # DN-SC-92-05391, by PHC Carolyn Harris, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.

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