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USS WASHINGTON - SEATTLE (Armored Cruiser No. 11/CA 11/IX 39)

CLASS - TENNESSEE
Displacement 14,500 Tons, Dimensions, 504' 5" (oa) x 72' 11" x 27' 2" (Max)
Armament 4 x 10"/40, 16 x 6"/50 22 x 3"/50, 12 x 3pdr, 2 x 1pdr, 4 x 21" tt.
Armor, 5" Belt, 9" Turrets, 4" Deck, 9" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 23,000 IHP; 2 Vertical, Inverted, Triple Expansion Engines, 2 screws
Speed, 22 Knots, Crew 859.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 23 SEP 1903 by the New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, NJ
Launched 18 MAR 1905
Commissioned 07 AUG 1906
Renamed Seattle 09 November 1916
Reclassified CA 11 17 JUL 1920
Reclassified 01 JUL 1931 as "Unclassified"
Reclassified IX 39 17 FEB 1941
Decommissioned 28 JUN 1946
Stricken 19 July 1946
Fate: Sold for scrap 3 DEC 1946 to Hugo Neu, of New York City.

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Seattle
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49k The ship's sponsor, Miss Helen Stewart Wilson, daughter of United States Senator John L. Wilson of Washington state. Michael Mohl
Seattle
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184k

USS Washington (Armored Cruiser No. 11) launching, at the New York Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, 18 March 1905. Note the many rowing boats in the vicinity, and the tug standing by in the right background.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph Photo #NH 50393

Mike Green
Seattle 46k USS Seattle (Ex-Washington) - Starboard side view, underway; place and date unknown. Darryl Baker
Seattle 97k Starboard bow View, at Guantanamo Bay. Date unknown. Jon Burdett
Seattle
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101k

Starboard bow view, date and location unknown.

U.S. Navy Photo.

David Buell
Seattle
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116k Starboard side view while underway, date and location unknown. Mike Hughes
Seattle
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74k Starboard quarter view while in an unknown drydock, date unknown. Mike Green
Seattle
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67k Bow view while in heavy seas, date and location unknown. Mike Green
Seattle
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148k Starboard side view while underway, date and location unknown. Tommy Trampp
Seattle
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207k USS Washington (Armored Cruiser No. 11) in port, probably when first completed in 1906. Her six-inch broadside guns have not yet been installed. Donation of Judy Batz, 2006.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo # NH 104189
Mike Green
Seattle 46k Port bow view, anchored in the French port of La Pallice, July 1907. Pavel Khozhainov
Seattle
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171k USS Washington (Armored Cruiser No. 11) off Seattle, Washington, with the Olympic Mountains in the distance, 1908. Photographed by Asahel Curtis, the original photograph is accompanied by the following text:
"Olympic Mountains, looking westward across Puget Sound from the end of one of the piers on the Seattle waterfront, with the cruiser Washington, of the United States Navy, in the foreground. This gives a graphic idea of the scenery which the residents of Seattle enjoy, as part of their daily life. A portion of the Olympics has been set aside as a government game preserve and national park, thus giving the city the distinction of having two national parks within a short distance, and within range of vision from its streets."

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 63652
Mike Green
Seattle
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120k

USS Washington (Armored Cruiser No. 11) at anchor, location unknown. Photo by N. Bennington, H.C. White Co., c1909.

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cph.3c12328.

Robert Hurst
Seattle
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157k USS Washington (Armored Cruiser No. 11) in harbor, probably off New York City during the 1912 Naval Review. Photographed by Enrique Muller.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 41796
Mike Green
Seattle
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220k

Written on the photo is the caption "War game- drill on SEATTLE." From the George Grantham Bain Collection at the Library of Congress. Documentation at the LOC indicates that the photo is from sometime between 1910 and 1915. During this timeframe the ship was still named Washington.

Library of Congress Call Number LC-B2-2271-8

 
Seattle
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197k

Written on the photo is the caption "Drill on SEATTLE." From the George Grantham Bain Collection at the Library of Congress. Documentation at the LOC indicates that the photo is from sometime between 1910 and 1915. During this timeframe the ship was still named Washington.

Library of Congress Call Number LC-B2-2271-9

 
Seattle
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232k

Written on the photo is the caption "View from "crows nest" SEATTLE." From the George Grantham Bain Collection at the Library of Congress. Documentation at the LOC indicates that the photo is from sometime between 1910 and 1915. During this timeframe the ship was still named Washington.

Library of Congress Call Number LC-B2-2271-12

 
Seattle
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193k

Written on the photo is the caption "SEATTLE-Roll Call, evening dress." From the George Grantham Bain Collection at the Library of Congress. Documentation at the LOC indicates that the photo is from sometime between 1910 and 1915. During this timeframe the ship was still named Washington.

Library of Congress Call Number LC-B2-2271-14

 
Seattle
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219k

Written on the photo is the caption "War game-Bow of SEATTLE at full speed." From the George Grantham Bain Collection at the Library of Congress. Documentation at the LOC indicates that the photo is from sometime between 1910 and 1915. During this timeframe the ship was still named Washington.

Library of Congress Call Number LC-B2-2271-16

Mike Green
Seattle
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247k

Written on the photo is the caption "War Game - 10-in. Gun Practice on "Seattle""" From the George Grantham Bain Collection at the Library of Congress. Documentation at the LOC indicates that the photo is from sometime between 1910 and 1915. During this timeframe the ship was still named Washington.

Library of Congress, LC-B2- 2271-7

Mike Green
Seattle
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291k

Written on the photo is the caption "War Game - Rangefinding on "Washington""" From the George Grantham Bain Collection at the Library of Congress. Documentation at the LOC indicates that the photo is from sometime between 1910 and 1915. During this timeframe the ship was still named Washington.

Library of Congress, LC-B2- 2271-11

Mike Green
Seattle 152k Port View, 1919. Larry Bohn
Seattle
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43k Troops returning from France aboard USS Seattle as seen in a photo from the Janurary 19, 1919 edition of the New York Times. Michael Mohl
Seattle
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499k Troops aboard a ferry about to embark USS Seattle (Armored Cruiser No. 11) for a ride home on 6 March 1919 at Brest, France. Darryl Baker
Seattle
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90k

Coaling in Brest harbor, France, 8 May 1919, while preparing for the westward leg of a troop transportation mission.
The original photograph is printed on post card ("AZO") stock. Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 106022.

Bill Gonyo
Seattle
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Homeward-bound troops crowd the ship's superstructure as she leaves Brest harbor, France, en route to the United States, 10 May 1919. The original photograph is printed on post card ("AZO") stock. Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 106024.

Bill Gonyo
Seattle
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206k USS Seattle (Armored Cruiser No. 11) at the Panama Canal's Pacific terminal, Balboa, Panama Canal Zone, circa July 1919. USS Cleveland (C 19) is beyond Seattle's stern, at right. The original halftone image is included in the booklet "The New Pacific Fleet Through the Panama Canal, July 1919, published by the Panama Pictorial Company, Newark, New Jersey.

Collection of Commander Haines H. Lippincott, USN (Chaplain Corps).

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #.NH 104668

Mike Green
Seattle
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120k Seattle, Charoltte, and Missoula in Reserve at Bremerton, Washington sometime between 1919 and 1924. Chris Glaeser
Seattle 103k Shown here passing Point Loma lighthouse on 22 April 1924. USN
Seattle 134k 22 April 1924 photo shows the ship standing in to San Diego, California from patrol at sea. USN
Seattle
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947k Seattle visiting Melbourne, Australia in 1925, Admiral Samuel S. Robison, Commander in Chief, United States Fleet embarked. Andy Waugh
Seattle
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300k Seattle visiting Melbourne, Australia in 1925, Admiral Samuel S. Robison, Commander in Chief, United States Fleet embarked. Andy Waugh
Seattle
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439k Seattle visiting Melbourne, Australia in 1925, Admiral Samuel S. Robison, Commander in Chief, United States Fleet embarked. Andy Waugh
Seattle
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1.7m Seattle visiting Melbourne, Australia in 1925, Admiral Samuel S. Robison, Commander in Chief, United States Fleet embarked. Andy Waugh
Seattle
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439k Seattle visiting Melbourne, Australia in 1925, Admiral Samuel S. Robison, Commander in Chief, United States Fleet embarked. Andy Waugh
Seattle 46k

USS Seattle (IX 39) At Pier 92, North River, New York City, while serving as a receiving ship during or shortly after World War II. At right is USS Camden (IX 42).

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 89402

Mike Green/USNHC
Seattle
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60k Starboard bow view at Philadelphia after being stricken. Mike Green
Seattle
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30k Port bow view at Philadelphia after being stricken. Mike Green

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Adams, James Dexter, CAPT 1868   08/07/1906 - 06/04/1907
Porter, Theodoric, CAPT 1870   06/04/1907 - 09/26/1907
Doyle, James Grebory, LCDR 1882   09/26/1907 - 10/07/1907
Knight, Austin Melvin, CAPT 1873 VADM 10/07/1907 - 05/28/1909
Rogers, Charles C., CAPT 1876   05/28/1909 - 07/16/1910
Hughes, Richard Morris, CAPT 1882   07/16/1910 - 07/20/1912
Decommissioned     07/20/1912 - 04/23/1914
Eberle, Edward Walter, CAPT 1885 ADM 04/23/1914 - 1914
Beach Sr., Edward Latimer, CAPT 1888   09/03/1914 - 21/24/1915
Decker, Benton Clark, CAPT 1887 RADM 12/21/1915 - 06/26/1916
Blamer, DeWitt, CAPT 1891   06/26/1916 - 04/1917
Blakely, John Russell Young, CAPT 1892 RADM 07/02/1918 - 01/26/1919
Decommissioned     09/12/1919 - 03/01/1923
Crosley, Walter Selwyn, CAPT 1893 RADM 01/26/1919 - 11/1920
Stone, George Loring Porter, CAPT 1894 VADM 03/01/1923 -
Sayles Jr., William Randall, CAPT 1899   09/01/1923 -
Kempff, Clarence Selby, CAPT 1897 RADM 06/05/1925 - 06/07/1926
Freeman, Charles Seymour, CAPT 1900 VADM 06/07/1926 - 09/28/1927
Wells, William Benefiel, CAPT 1898   09/28/1927 - 10/31/1927
Fremont, John Charles, CAPT 1901   10/31/1927 - 11/15/1927
Owens, Charles Truesdale, LCDR 1897   08/03/1928 - 1932
Oliver, Frederick Lansing, CAPT 1901   03/25/1932 - 05/11/1936
Koch, Ralph A., CAPT 1903   05/11/1936
Shoemaker, Harry Earl, CAPT 1905 RADM 07/01/1939 - 06/30/1940
Pashley, William Hubbel, CAPT 1908   06/1940

(Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves - Photos courtesy of Bill Gonyo)


USS WASHINGTON - SEATTLE (Armored Cruiser No. 11/CA 11/IX 39) History
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