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M-10 USS WYOMING


Arkansas Class Monitor: Displacement 3,225 tons. Dimensions, 255 x 50 x 12.5 feet/77.75 x 15.24 x 3.81 meters. Armament 1 dual 12/40, 4 single 4/50, 3 6-pound. Armor, Harvey: 5-11 inch belt, 9-11 inch barbettes, 9-10 inch turrets, 7.5 inch CT. Machinery, VTE engines, 4 boilers, 2 shafts, 2,400 hp. Speed, 12.5 Knots, Crew 220.

Operational and Building Data: Built by Union Iron Works, San Francisco, CA. Laid down 11 April 1899, launched 8 September 1900, commissioned 8 December 1902. Operated off the west coast and Panama 1902-1904. Overhauled at Puget Sound Navy Yard 22 October 1904 to January 1905. Decommissioned to reserve 29 August 1905. Recommissioned 8 October 1909 to test use of oil-fired boilers. Renamed Cheyenne, 1 Jan 1909. Reduced to commissioned reserve 8 June 1909; decommissioned to reserve 13 November 1909.Recommissioned to commissioned reserve 11 July 1910 and loaned to the Washington State Naval Militia. Returned to the Navy 1913 and fitted as a submarine tender; recommissioned to full commission 20 August 1913. Decommissioned to reserve 3 January 1920. Designation BM 10, assigned 17 July 1920. Recommissioned 22 September 1920 as a station ship at Baltimore. Redesignated Cheyenne (IX-4), 1 July 1921. Decommissioned to reserve 1 June 1926.
Fate: Stricken for disposal 25 January 1937; sold for scrapping 20 April 1939.
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Monitors177k "U.S. Monitors Arkansas (M-7), Connecticut (M-8), Florida (M-9) and Wyoming (M-10)".
Pen and ink side elevation and plan view, by the Bureau of Construction and Repair. These monitors (numbers 7-10, respectively) were built under the 1898 ship construction program. Connecticut was renamed Nevada in January 1901, after launching but more than two years before completion.
U.S. Naval Historical Center photo # NH 61879.
WYOMING121kWyoming (M-10) under construction on Slip Number 3 at the Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, 30 June 1900. The sign at left identifies the other ships built on this slip, including the U.S. cruisers Charleston (C-2), San Francisco (C-5) and Olympia (C-6); U.S. monitors Monterey (M-6); U.S. "Gunboat No. 14" Wheeling (PG-14); Japanese cruiser Chitose; and the S.S. St. Paul.
The adjacent Slip Number 4 was used to build the U.S. battleship Ohio (BB-12).
Photograph # 19-N-7-9-3, from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
BB-9 Wisconsin & Friends118kUnion Iron Works, San Francisco, California Panoramic view of shipways and outfitting area, 1900. Wisconsin (BB-9), is fitting out at left. Ships on the ways are (from left to right):
Paul Jones (DD-10);
Perry (DD-11);
Wyoming (M-10);
Ohio (BB-12); &
S.S. Californian.
U.S. Naval Historical Center photo # NH 75110. Courtesy of the San Francisco Maritime Museum, 1971. The original print is in the Union Iron Works scrapbook, Volume II, page 157.
WYOMING87k Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, panoramic view of the shipyard waterfront, circa 1901. Wyoming (M-10) is fitting out in the left center. U.S. Naval Historical Center photo, # NH 75293. Courtesy of the San Francisco Maritime Museum, 1971. The original print is in the Union Iron Works scrapbook, Volume II, page 157.
WYOMING66kWyoming (M-10) making 12.4 knots during trials, off San Francisco, California, in October 1902. U.S. Naval Historical Center photo, # NH 75118. Courtesy of the San Francisco Maritime Museum, 1971. The original print is in the Union Iron Works scrapbook, Volume II, page 166.
WYOMING54kWyoming (M-10) making 12.4 knots during trials, off San Francisco, California, in October 1902. U.S. Naval Historical Center photo, # NH 75117. Courtesy of the San Francisco Maritime Museum, 1971. The original print is in the Union Iron Works scrapbook, Volume II, page 166.
WYOMING83k View on board the Wyoming (M-10) looking forward, showing water coming over her bow while she was running trials off San Francisco, California, in October 1902. Note the ship's twelve-inch gun turret at right. U.S. Naval Historical Center photo,# NH 75119. Courtesy of the San Francisco Maritime Museum, 1971. The original print is in the Union Iron Works scrapbook, Volume II, page 166.
WYOMING92k View on board the Wyoming (M-10) looking forward, while she was running trials off San Francisco, California, in October 1902. Note water pouring over her bow bulwark, and men sitting on the twelve-inch gun at right. U.S. Naval Historical Center photo, # NH 75120. Courtesy of the San Francisco Maritime Museum, 1971. The original print is in the Union Iron Works scrapbook, Volume II, page 167.
WYOMING108kWyoming (M-10) is seen in the Mare Island channel in 1902. Vallejo, California is in the background. Wyoming was commissioned at Mare Island Navy Yard on 8 December 1902, and indication are that her forward turret was installed at the Navy Yard.U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Darryl Baker.
Monitors57k Wyoming (M-10) off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, circa 1902-1908. The original photograph is printed on a silver-finish paper. U.S. Naval Historical Center photo # NH 43869. Donation of Rear Admiral Ammen Farenholt, USN (Medical Corps).
WYOMING165kWyoming (M-10) is seen off Mare Island Navy Yard in Feb 1903.U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Darryl Baker.
WYOMING78k Wyoming (M-10) in a West Coast harbor, circa 1902-1908. U.S. Naval Historical Center photo, # NH 63141. Donation of Rear Admiral Ammen Farrenholt, USN (Medical Corps), 1936.
WYOMING107k Postal card published by Edward H. Mitchell, San Francisco, California, featuring a color-tinted photograph of Wyoming (M-10) taken circa 1902-1908. U.S. Naval Historical Center photo, # NH 99353-KN. Donated by Parsons (DD-949), 1967.
WYOMING57kWyoming (M-10) moored off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 12 February 1903. U.S. Naval Historical Center photo # NH 43870.
WYOMING83kWyoming's (M-10) officers and crew, 1905. U.S. Naval Historical Center photo # NH 60341. Courtesy of the Historical Collection, Union Title Insurance Company, San Diego, California.
WYOMING200kThis is actually a photo of the construction of dry dock #2 at Mare Island taken on 16 August 1905. Note the hard hat diver working on the dykes around the future dry dock. In the background the large funnel belongs to the Wyoming (M-10) in dry dock #1 and aft of Wyoming is the decommissioning Auxiliary Cruiser Buffalo (AD-8).MINSY photo # 507-8-05,courtesy of Darryl Baker.
WYOMING232k How to remove a turret from a monitor photos. The 1905 Report to the Secretary of Navy states that the turret of the ship was removed to re-machining - this would level the roller path. Gun mounts train a lot better with a good roller path. Mare Island didn't have a large enough crane to remove the turret from the ship and it was therefore placed on the bow of the ship while work was going on.
One of Wyoming's (M-10) 13" guns is being lifted by Mare Island's 100 ton stiff leg crane on 23 August 1905 looking forward. The Lawton is forward of Wyoming .
MINSY photo # 518-8-05,courtesy of Darryl Baker.
WYOMING193kOne of Wyoming's (M-10) 13" guns is being lifted by Mare Island's 100 ton stiff leg crane on 23 August 1905 looking aft. MINSY photo # 519-8-05,courtesy of Darryl Baker.
WYOMING156kOne of Wyoming's (M-10) 13" guns is being lifted by Mare Island's 100 ton stiff leg crane on 23 August 1905 looking aft. MINSY photo # 520-8-05,courtesy of Darryl Baker.
WYOMING238kShipyard workers are rigging the 13" turret of Wyoming's (M-10) 13" for removal at Mare Island on 23 August 1905. MINSY photo # 529-8-05,courtesy of Darryl Baker.
WYOMING199kThe turret is free of her barbette and is secured to the deck of Wyoming (M-10) at Mare Island on 23 August 1905 looking aft. MINSY photo # 531-8-05,courtesy of Darryl Baker.
WYOMING213kThe turret is free of her barbette and is secured to the deck of Wyoming(M-10) at Mare Island on 23 August 1905 looking forward. MINSY photo # 532-8-05,courtesy of Darryl Baker.
WYOMING232Stern view of Wyoming (M-10) with the Tug Active outboard and Mare Island Pile Drive #2 in the foreground on 4/7/1906. The photo is actually of the pile driver involved in the construction of the yard's dry dock #2. MINSY photo # 638-4-1906,courtesy of Darryl Baker. Photo added 11/15/07.
WYOMING82kCheyenne (M-10) moored off Bremerton, Washington, while serving as a training ship for the Washington State Naval Militia, circa 1910-1913. The original is a screened sepia-toned image, printed on a contempory postal card. U.S. Naval Historical Center photo # NH 55116-KN.
WYOMING81k Cheyenne (M-10) with H-3 (SS-30), H-1 (SS-28) and H-2 (SS-29), alongside, probably at San Diego, California, circa 1914-1917. Note the submarines' 13-star "boat" flags, and the numbers "23", "21" and "22", on their periscope housings. The first digit of these numbers represents the Second Torpedo Flotilla, to which they were assigned. The second digit represents the individual submarine's name. Also note the Sailor seated on Cheyenne's port anchor. U.S. Naval Historical Center photo # NH 76004. Courtesy of the Historical Collection, Union Title Insurance Company, San Diego, California.
WYOMING76k Cheyenne (M-10) at anchor in a West Coast harbor, circa 1916. U.S. Naval Historical Center photo, # NH 92167. Collection of Thomas P. Naughton, 1973.
WYOMING69k A volunteer boat crew leaving Cheyenne (M-10) to attempt to assist H-3 (SS-30), soon after the latter had run ashore on Samoa Beach, near Eureka, California, in mid-December 1916. U.S. Naval Historical Center photo # NH 99323. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Donation of Donald M. McPherson.
WYOMING269k Cheyenne (M-10) with submarines of 2d SUB Div, Pacific Torpedo Flotilla. The flotilla was made-up of submarine H-1 (SS-28), H-2 (SS-29), and H-3 (SS-30). Circa 1915-1916, and location of either Bremerton or Post Angeles, Washington. Wyoming was converted to a submarine tender in 1913 and DANFS write-up on the four ships indicate that they were operating together in the Washington area. U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Darryl Baker.
WYOMING75k Cheyenne (M-10), in a West Coast port prior to World War I, while serving as a submarine tender. H-2 (SS-29) and H-1 (SS-28) are tied up alongside. All three ships are dressed with flags, probably for a holiday. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 92168. Collection of Thomas P. Naughton, 1973.
WYOMING62k Cheyenne (M-10) with a submarine alongside, circa 1918-1919. The submarine is probably one of the Division 3 boats tended by Cheyenne : K-3 (SS-34), K-4 (SS-35), K-7 (SS-38) or K-8 (SS-39) . Location may be Key West, Florida. U.S. Naval Historical Center photo # NH 45436.
WYOMING54k Cheyenne (M-10) with a submarine in the foreground, circa 1918-1919. The submarine is probably one of the Division 3 boats tended by Cheyenne:
K-3 (SS-34), K-4 (SS-35), K-7 (SS-38) or K-8 (SS-39). Location may be Key West, Florida.
U.S. Naval Historical Center photo # NH 45435.
WYOMING49k Cheyenne (M-10) with a submarine in the foreground, circa 1918-1919. The submarine is probably one of the Division 3 boats tended by Cheyenne:
H-1 (SS-28), H-2 (SS-29), F-3 (SS-22) and H-3 (SS-30).
U.S. Naval Historical Center photo # NH 101606. Courtesy of H.R. ("Ed") Coffer, 1986.
H-351k H-3 (SS-30) on the left, possibly with the H-9 (SS-152), on the right & Cheyenne (M-10) in the background at Bremerton, WA., circa 1918-22. US Navy photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri. Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
WYOMING100kCheyenne (IX-4), inboard at left; S-12 (SS-117), outboard at left; and Dale (DD-290) at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 14 June 1926, during the National Sesquicentennial exhibit. The small boat and sailor, in the foreground, are on life-saving service to protect exhibit visitors.U.S. Naval Historical Center photo USNHC # 55117.
WYOMING74k Laid up with submarines and destroyers, in the Philadelphia Navy Yard Reserve Basin, 1938. Cheyenne (IX-4) had been stricken from the Navy list the previous year and was awaiting disposal. U.S. Naval Historical Center photo # NH 60287-A.
(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 Dec 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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