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USS MONTANA - MISSOULA (Armored Cruiser No. 13/CA 13)

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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Missoula 12k Port View underway, Undated. Very Small Image. USN
Missoula
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285k Starboard quarter view while at anchor, date and location unknown. Mike Hughes
Missoula
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966k Starboard side view while underway, date and location unknown. Darryl Baker
Missoula
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1m Port side view while underway, date and location unknown. Darryl Baker
Missoula
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847k

USS Montana (Armored Cruiser No. 13) entering Havana Harbor on 11 April 1910.

Library of Congress digital ID pan.6a23452.

Mike Green
Missoula
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110k Commander Francis L. Chadwick, Commanding Officer. Laird Chadwick
Missoula
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232k

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 22 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

Bill Gonyo
Missoula 157k Port View underway, 1919. Larry Bonn
Seattle
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120k Seattle, Charoltte, and Missoula in Reserve at Bremerton, Washington sometime between 1919 and 1924. Chris Glaeser
Missoula
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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

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
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)


USS MONTANA - MISSOULA (Armored Cruiser No. 13/CA 13) 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

Additional Resources
Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.
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