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

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
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.

Mike Green
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 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.

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Bill Gonyo
Missoula 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

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Reynolds, Alfred, CAPT     07/21/1908 -
Quinby, John Gardner, CAPT     11/27/1909
Larimer, Edgar Brown, LCDR     10/03/1911
Gilmer, William Wirt, CAPT     ~1912
Chadwick, Francis Laird, CDR     08/06/1913 - 01/02/1914
Nulton, Louis McCoy, CAPT     01/02/1914 - 1916
Wells, Chester, CDR     04/26/1915
Christy, Harry Hannibal, CAPT     07/07/1917 - 08/17/1917
Day, George Calvin, CAPT     1918 - 1919
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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