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CLASS - CHESTER
Displacement 3,750 Tons, Dimensions, 423' 1" (oa) x 47' 1" x 19' 3" (Max)
Armament 2 x 5"/50, 6 x 3"/50 2 x 21" tt.
Armor, 2" Belt.
Machinery, 23,000 SHP; Direct Drive Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 26.52 (trial) Knots, Crew 356.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid at Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME
Launched 26 JUN 1907
Commissioned 25 APR 1908
Decommissioned 15 DEC 1911
Commissioned 05 NOV 1913
Decommissioned 12 DEC 1914
Commissioned 04 APR 1915
Decommissioned 10 MAY 1916
Commissioned 24 MAR 1917
Decommissioned 10 JUN 1921
Renamed USS YORK on 10 JUL 1928
Fate: Sold for scrap 13 MAY 1930
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Stern view while in drydock on 18 February 1908.
Historic New England Nathaniel L. Stebbins Collection, Photo No. PC047.02.4500.18469
Starboard side view while underway, probably during builders trials, 28 February 1908.
Historic New England Nathaniel L. Stebbins Collection, Photo No. PC047.02.4500.18489
Port bow view while underway, probably during builders trials, 28 February 1908.
Historic New England Nathaniel L. Stebbins Collection, Photo No. PC047.02.4500.18486
|224k||Starboard side view while moored at Bath Iron Works, Bath ME, 2 March 1908 (just prior to her commissioning).||Robert M. Cieri|
|86k||Port view underway, Undated.||Phil Paone|
|122k||Port view underway, Undated. Fairly good details.||USN|
|106k||Starboard view underway passing the US Naval Prison at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine. The ship is heading eastward in the Piscataqua River and is about a mile upriver from passing between Fort Foster in Kittery and Fort Constitution in New Castle, New Hampshire., Undated. Fairly good details. (caption updated by Mike Pedersen)||USN|
USS Chester (Scout Cruiser #1) Underway while running trials, circa 1908.
U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #NH 61700.
|155k||Port view underway. 1908.||Tom Daly|
USS Chester (CL 1) underway in New York Harbor on 14 February 1909.
Source: Imperial War Museum, American First World War Official Exchange Commission, Photo No. IWM (Q 68551)
|1.6m||Anchored in Barcelona, Spain, June 1915.||Jaume Cifre Sanchez|
Bringing a paravane aboard the USS Chester in 1918.
Photo by Lt Harold B. Phelps Sr., Radioman aboard USS Chester.
April 1918, location unknown..
National Archives item #165-WW-335D-5
|Wilson, Henry Braid, CDR||1881||ADM||04/25/1908 -|
|Shoemaker, William Rawle, CDR||1884||RADM||12/02/1909 - 07/22/1910|
|Decker, Benton Clark, CDR||1887||07/22/1910|
|Decommissioned||12/15/1911 - 11/05/1913|
|McCauley Jr., Edward, LCDR||12/03/1912|
|Trurnbull, Archibald Douglas, LTJG (temporary)||1907||11/02/1913 - 11/05/1913|
|Moffett, William Adger, CAPT||1890||ADM||11/05/1913 - 09/15/1914|
|Blakely, John Russell Young, CDR||1892||RADM||09/15/1914 - 11/09/1914|
|Belknap, Reginald Rowan, CDR||1981||11/09/1914 - 12/19/1914|
|Decommissioned||12/12/1914 - 04/04/1915|
|Wallace, Levin James, LCDR||12/19/1914 - 01/06/1915|
|Christy, Harley Hannibal, CDR||1891||VADM||01/06/1915 - 04/10/1915|
|Twining, Nathan Crook, CDR||1889||RADM||04/10/1915 - 05/08/1915|
|Schofield, Frank Herman, CDR||1890||RADM||05/08-1915 - 12/03/1915|
|Kessler, Robert Wood, LT||12/03/1915 - 05/10/1916|
|Decommissioned||05/10/1916 - 03/24/1917|
|McSheehy, Edward Lloyd, LT||1905||05/15/1916 - 03/17/1917|
|Williams, Yancey Sullivan, LCDR||1898||RADM||02/05/1917 - 03/17/1917|
|Williams, Philip, CAPT||1889||03/17/1917 -|
|Baughman, Cortlandt Chesterfield, LT||1907||03/24/1917 - 01/24/1919|
|Howe, Alfred Graham, CAPT||1901||RADM||01/24/1919 - 06/15/1919|
|Neal, George Franklin, CDR||1901||RADM||06/15/1919 - 10/13/1919|
|Babbitt, Herbert Stephens, CDR||1907||10/13/1919 - 09/10/1920|
|Wait, Dallas, LT||09/10/1920 - 06/10/1921|
(Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves - Photos courtesy of Bill Gonyo)
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