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USS NEW YORK/SARATOGA/ROCHESTER (Armored Cruiser No. 2/CA 2)


Drawing courtesy of Robert Jensen


CLASS - NEW YORK
Displacement 8,150 Tons, Dimensions, 384' (oa) x 64' 10" x 26' 8" (Max)
Armament 6 x 8"/35, 12 x 4"/40 8 x 6pdr, 4 x 1pdr, 3 x 14" tt.
Armor, 4" Belt, 5 1/2" Turrets, 6" Deck, 7" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 16,000 IHP; 2 Vertical, Inverted, Triple Expansion Engines, 2 screws
Speed, 20 Knots, Crew 565.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 19 SEP 1890 by William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, PA
Launched 02 DEC 1891
Commissioned 1 AUG 1893
Decommissioned 31 MAR 1905
Commissioned 15 MAY 1909
Decommissioned 31 DEC 1909
Commissioned 1 APR 1910
Renamed SARATOGA 16 FEB 1911
Decommissioned 6 FEB 1916
Commissioned 23 APR 1917
Renamed ROCHESTER 1 DEC 1917
Reclassified CA 2 in 1920
Decommissioned 29 APR 1933
Stricken 28 OCT 1938
Fate: Scuttled in DEC 1941 to prevent her capture by the Japanese.


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By And/Or Copyright
New York 51k Bows On View, Undated. USN
New York
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1.3m Starboard quarter view while underway, date and location unknown and badly in need of some paint.... Darryl Baker
New York
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120k

Armored cruiser USS New York (Armored Cruiser No. 2), circa 1889, at an unknown location.

Library of Congress digital ID det 4a04864

Mike Green
New York 56k

USS New York (Armored Cruiser No. 2) underway, circa the 1890s.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 50012.

USNHC/Scott Dyben
New York 93k USS New York (Armored Cruiser No. 2), Bows-on view. 1895 PAHRC
New York
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467k

USS New York (Armored Cruiser No. 2) at anchor in 1895.

Photo Imperial War Museum.

Robert Hurst
New York
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220k

Photo of a group of sailors aboard New York in 1896.

Library of Congress

Dick Carter
New York
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187k New York, 7 miles off Key West, Florida.. Dan Wilmes
New York
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192k USS New York pursuing the Spanish ship Pedro, April 1898 Dan Wilmes
New York 56k

USS New York (Armored Cruiser No. 2) Stern view, at the New York Navy Yard, 1898, with ladies visiting the ship. The original photograph was published on a stereograph card by the International View Company, copyrighted by C.L. Wasson, 1899. Donation of Louis Smaus, 1985.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 100315.

USNHC
New York 63k

USS New York (Armored Cruiser No. 2) Underway in New York Harbor during the victory fleet review, 21 August 1898, accompanied by local tugs and other craft. Rear Admiral William T. Sampson's two-star flag is flying at the mainmast peak. Courtesy of Rear Admiral Arthur St. Clair Smith, USN (Ret).

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 1912.

USNHC
New York
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209k

USS New York (Armored Cruiser No. 2) off New York City during the victory fleet review, August 1898.

From Colliers Spanish American War, published 1898

Dan Wilmes
New York 53k

USS New York (Armored Cruiser No. 2) off New York City during the victory fleet review, August 1898.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 45129.

USNHC
New York
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90k

Starboard bow view most likely off New York City during the victory fleet review, August 1898.

Caption on photo:

"Photoprint copyrighted by Charles E. Bolles.

No. 997."

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
DIGITAL ID: (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3b18684 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b18684
CONTROL #: 2003656191
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-71300 (b&w film copy neg.)

Tom Kermen
New York 228k Port Bow, 1899. Image # (19-A-25-16) National Archives
New York
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895k Bar Harbor, Maine, 6-13 August 1899. Note the Flag Officers' pennant on the after mast. From the collection of Raymond Strout Jonathan Eno
New York
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1.2m Entering dry dock 1 at Bethlehem Hunter's Point shipyard. Photos are marked as being taken on 11 June 1903. Darryl Baker
New York
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1.2m Entering dry dock 1 at Bethlehem Hunter's Point shipyard. Photos are marked as being taken on 11 June 1903. Darryl Baker
New York
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2m Entering dry dock 1 at Bethlehem Hunter's Point shipyard. Photos are marked as being taken on 11 June 1903. Darryl Baker
New York
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154k

USS Saratoga (Armored Cruiser No. 2) in 1911, while serving as flagship, Asiatic Squadron, showing her appearance after first reconstruction.

USN photo.

Robert Hurst
New York 104k

Asiatic Fleet warships off Chefoo, China, circa 1914-1916. Ships present are (from left to right):

USS Galveston (C 17);
USS Bainbridge (DD 1); and
USS Saratoga (Armored Cruiser No. 2).

Collection of C.A. Shively, 1978.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 88587.

USNHC
New York
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127k

USS Saratoga leaving the far-east for the US. Photo taken from the USS Brooklyn. Note the Homeward Bound pennant flying from the after mast. Caption on back of photo reads:

"This is the Saratoga as she left here the First of January for US. You can see the long Silk Pennant. It reached clear to the water and was made of over 400 yard of Silk. The Saratoga is now at Mare Island Navy yard California for repairs. We expect to go to Olongapo on the 20th"

From the collection of Roy H Williams.

Roy Williams
New York
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87k

Bow view of the USS Rochester (Armored Cruiser No. 2), in 1917, anchored in an unknown location.

Library of Congress, LC-B2- 3001-14

Mike Green
New York 100k Starboard bow view while anchored in an unknown port prior to WWI. Peter Lienau
New York 43k USS Rochester (CA 2), Port Bow view. From the collection of Gerald M. Charpentier of New Orleans, LA. Donated by his niece, Elaine C. Witty-Charpentier. Elaine C. Witty-Charpentier.
New Yorkacr0229 89k Port bow view, morred in unknown location, 1924. Tommy Trampp
New York
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50k The decommissioned cruiser Rochester at Olongapo in the Philippines, 1938 or 1939. David Wright
New York
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36k The decommissioned cruiser Rochester at Olongapo in the Philippines, 1938 or 1939. David Wright

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Philip, John, CAPT 1861   08/01/1893 - 08/05/1894
Evans, Robley Dungliston (Fightin' Bob), CAPT 1864 RADM 08/05/1894 - 10/05/1895
Schley, Winfield Scott, CAPT 1860 RADM 10/05/1895
Chadwick, French Ensor, CAPT 1864 RADM 1897
Snow, Albert Sidney, CAPT 1865   1899
MacKenzie, Morris Robinson Slidell, CAPT 1866   02/16/1901 - 12/09/1902
Hunker, John Jacob, CAPT 1866   12/09/1902 - 05/31/1905
Decommissioned     03/31/1905 - 05/15/1909
Wood, Spencer Shepard, CAPT 1882 RADM 05/15/1909 - 03/16/1910
Decommissioned     12/31/1909 - 04/01/1910
Jayne, Joseph Lee, CDR 1882   03/16/1910 - 11/08/1910
Bispham, Harrison Augustus, CDR 1885   11/18/1910
Wiley, Henry Aristo, CDR 1888 ADM 02/20/1912 - 08/05/1913
Dayton, John Havens, CDR 1889 RADM 08/05/1913 - 03/12/1914
Moses, Stanford Elwood, CDR 1892   03/12/1914 - 10/10/1915
Tozer, Charles Maxon, CDR 1896   10/10/1915 - 12/11/1915
McVay Jr., Charles Butler, CAPT 1890 RADM 01/26/1916 - 10/10/1916
Graham, John Sisson, LCDR 1899   12/11/1916
Smith, Arthur St. Clair, CAPT 1897 RADM 09/1917 - 08/11/1918
Overstreet, Luther Martin, CAPT 1897   08/11/1918 - 09/01/1920
Karns, Franklin D., CAPT 1895   09/05/1920
Cage, Harry Kimball, CAPT 1900   ~1923
Ellis, Hayne, CDR 1900 RADM 03/31/1924 - 02/18/1926
Allen, Burrell Clinton, CAPT 1901   02/18/1926 - 01/27/1928
Baldridge, Harry Alexander, CAPT 1902 RADM 01/27/1928 - 06/16/1930
Treadwell Sr., Lawrence Penfield, CAPT 1904   06/16/1930 - 02/13/1932
Calhoun, William Lowndes, CAPT 1906 ADM 02/13/1932 - 04/29/1933

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


USS NEW YORK/SARATOGA/ROCHESTER (Armored Cruiser No. 2/CA 2) History
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