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USS NORTH CAROLINA - CHARLOTTE (ACR 12)

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 01 March 1905 by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA
Launched 06 OCT 1906
Commissioned 07 May 1908
Decommissioned 18 FEB 1921
Stricken 15 JUL 1930
Fate: Sold for scrap 29 SEP 1930

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Charlotte 103k Starboard bow view while underway, Undated. USN
Charlotte
acr1206
184k Starboard bow view while underway, date and location unknown. Mike Hughes
Charlotte
acr1208


Charlotte
acr1208a
330k

Colorized postcard of North Carolina, date and location unknown.

Published by the Valentine - Souvenir Co., New York

Tommy Trampp
Charlotte
acr1204
106k

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

USNHC Photo #44882

USNHC
Charlotte
acr1207
48k Port visit to Southwest Harbor, Maine 16 -22 August 1910
Postcard Photo from the collection of Raymond Strout
Jonathan Eno
Charlotte
acr1212

152k

 

With the USS North Carolina (ACR 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
Charlotte
acr1209
114k The USS North Carolina (ACR 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
Charlotte
acr1210
141k The USS North Carolina (ACR 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
Charlotte
acr1211
184k Overhead view of the USS North Carolina (ACR 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
Charlotte
acr1205
221k USS North Carolina (ACR-12) at anchor while launching a Curtiss Model F from the fixed catapult on the afterdeck, on 12 July 1916. George Gormly
Charlotte 114k Port View underway, 1919. Larry Bonn
Seattle
acr1136
120k Seattle, Charoltte, and Missoula in Reserve at Bremerton, Washington sometime between 1919 and 1924. Chris Glaeser
Missoula
acr1303
50k Missoula (center) with her sister ships Huron and Charlotte at Puget Sound Navy Yard sometime between 1927 and 1930, when they wers 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 Final Rank Dates
Marshall, William A., CAPT   07.05/07/1908 -
Boush, Clifford J., CAPT   05/15/1909
Marsh, Charles Carlton, CAPT   06/19/1911
Hines, John. Fore, CAPT   ~1912
Tarrant, William Theodore, LCDR RADM ~1916
Hellweg, Julius Frederick, CAPT RADM 10/1920 - 02/18/1921

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


USS NORTH CAROLINA - CHARLOTTE (ACR 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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Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.
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