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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 29 APR 1905 by the Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, VA
Launched 15 DEC 1906
Commissioned 21 JUL 1908
Renamed Missoula 07 June 1920
Decommissioned 2 FEB 1921
Stricken 15 JUL 1930
Fate: Sold for scrap 29 SEP 1930
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|13m||General Plans for USS Montana as prepared by Portsmouth Navy Yard.||Ed Zajkowski|
|12k||Port View underway, Undated. Very Small Image.||USN|
|285k||Starboard quarter view while at anchor, date and location unknown.||Mike Hughes|
|966k||Starboard side view while underway, date and location unknown.||Darryl Baker|
|1m||Port side view while underway, date and location unknown.||Darryl Baker|
USS Montana (Armored Cruiser No. 13) entering Havana Harbor on 11 April 1910.
Library of Congress digital ID pan.6a23452.
|110k||Commander Francis L. Chadwick, Commanding Officer.||Laird Chadwick|
Marines and sailors from the armored cruiser USS Montana (Armored Cruiser No. 13) prepare to disembark as part of the landing force of 800 Marines and Seamen at Vera Cruz on 28 April 1914 to protect U.S. citizens and rights during a period of political unrest in Mexico. 17 Marines and Sailors were killed during the battles within the city of Vera Cruise during the incident. The battleship USS Wyoming (BB 32) and the USS Montana convoyed the bodies of the fallen to the Navy Yard in New York City for a memorial service and to return the remains to their families.
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress
|157k||Port View underway, 1919.||Larry Bonn|
|120k||Seattle, Charoltte, 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 wers sold for scrap in accordance with the provisions of the London Treaty for the limitation and reduction of naval armament.||Tom Totoris|
|Reynolds, Alfred, CAPT||1873||07/21/1908 - 11/27/1909|
|Quinby, John Gardner, CAPT||1878||11/27/1909 - 07/25/19190|
|Jones Jr. Hilary Pollard, CAPT||1884||RADM||07/25/1910 - 10/03/1911|
|Larimer, Edgar Brown, LCDR||1899||RADM||10/03/1911 - 1912|
|Fletcher, William Bartlett, CAPT||1882||RADM||11/10/1912 - 08/06/1913|
|Chadwick, Francis Laird, CDR||1893||08/06/1913 - 01/02/1914|
|Gilmer, William Wirt, CAPT||1885||01/02/1914 -|
|Nulton, Louis McCoy, CAPT||1889||RADM||08/13/1914 - 04/26/1915|
|Wells, Chester, CDR||1893||04/26/1915 -|
|Day, George Calvin, CAPT||1892||RADM||08/07/1917 - 04/12/1918|
|Wettengel, Ivan Cyrus, CAPT||1896||04/12/1918 -|
|Moses, Stanford Elwood, CAPT||1892||04/07/1920 - 02/02/1921|
(Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves - Photos courtesy of Bill Gonyo)
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