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USS NORTH CAROLINA - CHARLOTTE (Armored Cruiser No. 12/CA 12)

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 01 March 1905 by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA
Launched 06 OCT 1906
Commissioned 07 May 1908
Renamed Charlotte on 20 JUN 1920
Decommissioned 18 FEB 1921
Stricken 15 JUL 1930
Fate: Sold for scrap 29 SEP 1930
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - World War I Victory Medal w/ESCORT Clasp

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184k Starboard bow view while underway, date and location unknown. Mike Hughes


Colorized postcard of North Carolina, date and location unknown.

Published by the Valentine - Souvenir Co., New York

Tommy Trampp

Starboard side view off Camden NJ, OCT 1908. Note the ship's name in large lighted letters above the bridge.

USNHC Photo #44882

426k Undated WWI image of the armored cruiser USS North Carolina (Armored Cruiser # 12) underway in wartime camouflage, location unknown. Robert Hurst
48k Port visit to Southwest Harbor, Maine 16 -22 August 1910
Postcard Photo from the collection of Raymond Strout
Jonathan Eno



With the USS North Carolina (Armored Cruiser No. 12) in the background, an AB-2 Flying boat is successfully catapulted off Navy Coal Barge No. 214 on 16 April 1915 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola.

US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 2011.003.004.011

Mike Green
114k The USS North Carolina (Armored Cruiser No. 12) moored at Naval Aeronautic Station Pensacola, Florida in 1916.

US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No.2008.104.001.184

Mike Green
141k The USS North Carolina (Armored Cruiser No. 12) getting underway at Naval Aeronautic Station Pensacola, Florida in 1916. A good view of the cruiser's armament and the catapult configuration on the ship. An AB-3 Flying Boat is spotted on the catapult.

US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No.2008.104.001.183

Mike Green
184k Overhead view of the USS North Carolina (Armored Cruiser No. 12) looking aft, with the design of the catapult track and storage tracks shown.. The ship is moored at Naval Aeronautic Station Pensacola, Florida in 1916. On 5 November 1915, Lieutenant Commander Henry C. Mustin made the first catapult launching from aboard a ship off the North Carolina.

US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No.2008.104.001.178

Mike Green
221k USS North Carolina (Armored Cruiser No. 12) at anchor while launching a Curtiss Model F from the fixed catapult on the afterdeck, on 12 July 1916. George Gormly
Charlotte 103k Starboard bow view while underway around 1918 wearing WWI camouflage (pattern N-73 design A). (Camo and date identified by Aryeh Wetherhorn) USN
Charlotte 114k Starboard View underway, 1919. Larry Bonn
120k Seattle, Charlotte, and Missoula in Reserve at Bremerton, Washington sometime between 1919 and 1924. Chris Glaeser
50k Missoula (center) with her sister ships Huron and Charlotte at Puget Sound Navy Yard sometime between 1927 and 1930, when they were sold for scrap in accordance with the provisions of the London Treaty for the limitation and reduction of naval armament. Tom

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Marshall, William Alexander, CAPT 1871 ADM 05/07/1908 - 05/15/1909
Boush, Clifford Joseph, CAPT 1876   05/15/1909 -
Kellogg, Frank Woodruff, CAPT 1879   10/05/1910 - 06.19.1911
Marsh, Charles Carlton, CAPT 1879   06/19/1911 - 05/21/1912
Hines, John. Fore, CDR 1892   05/21/1912 - 12/14/1912
Kellogg, Frank Woodruff, CAPT 1879   12/14/1912 - 1913
Oman, Joseph Wallace, CAPT 1896 RADM 1913 - 07/04/1914
Moffett, William Adger, CDR (temporary) 1890 ADM 07/04/1914 - 07/08/1914
Mustin, Henry Croskey (Rum), LCDR 1896   07/08/1914
Bristol, Mark Lambert, CAPT 1887 RADM 03/04/1916 - 01/03/1917
Tarrant, William Theodore, LCDR 1898 RADM 01/03/1917
McDougall, William Dugald, CAPT     01/25/1918
Welch, Leo Frances, CDR 1906   1919 - 03/19/1920
Perrill, Harlan Page, CAPT 1897   03/19/1920 - 02/18/1921

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

USS NORTH CAROLINA - CHARLOTTE (Armored Cruiser No. 12) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Not Applicable To This Ship

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