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USS BROOKLYN (Armored Cruiser No. 3/CA 3)


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CLASS - BROOKLYN
Displacement 9,215 Tons, Dimensions, 402' 7" (oa) x 64' 8" x 26' 2" (Max)
Armament 8 x 8"/35, 12 x 5"/40 12 x 6pdr, 4 x 1pdr, 5 x 18" tt.
Armor, 3" Belt, 5 1/2" Turrets, 6" Deck, 7 1/2" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 16,000 IHP; 2 Vertical, Inverted, Triple Expansion Engines, 2 screws
Speed, 20 Knots, Crew 570.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 02 AUG 1893 by William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, PA
Launched 02 OCT 1895
Commissioned 01 DEC 1896
Decommissioned 16 MAY 1906
Commissioned 12 APR 1907
Decommissioned 21 DEC 1907
Commissioned 02 MAY 1914
Reclassified CA 3 in 1920
Decommissioned 09 MAR 1921
Stricken 09 MAR 1921
Fate: Sold for scrap 20 DEC 1921

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Size Image Description Contributed
By And/Or Copyright
Brooklyn 35k Port side, Undated. USN
Brooklyn 28k Port side, Undated. (dark) USN
Brooklyn 31k Stern View showing stern guns. USN
Brooklyn 34k Port Side, Undated. USN
Brooklyn
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90k Starboard side view at anchor, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst
Brooklyn
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444k Port side view while at anchor, date and location unknown. Robert M. Cieri
Brooklyn
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349k Colorized postcard, date and location unknown. Arnold Putnam
Brooklyn
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227k View of unique bridge structure and forecastle deck of the USS Brooklyn (Armored Cruiser No. 3) looking aft from the bow sometime circa 1896-1901.

Library of Congress, Photo #LC-D4-21067

Mike Green

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Stereoview of a sailor pointing out damage sustained during the Battle of Santiago. Tommy Trampp
Brooklyn
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231k

Stern view of the USS Brooklyn (Armored Cruiser No. 3) in League Island Navy Yard dry dock sometime between 1896 and 1901.

Library of Congress, LC-D4-20178

Mike Green
Brooklyn
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189k

USS Brooklyn (Armored Cruiser No. 3) circa 1898.

USN photo

Robert Hurst
Brooklyn
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444k

Starboard bow view while at anchor in 1898, location unknown.

Library of Congress photograph #LC-USZ62-71302

Tom Kermen
Brooklyn 56k

USS Brooklyn (Armored Cruiser No. 3) At the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY, 1898. Photographed by Enrique Muller. Collection of the New York Naval Shipyard.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 91960.

USNHC
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USS Brooklyn (Armored Cruiser No. 3) In New York Harbor during the Spanish-American War victory naval parade, August 1898.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 63096.

USNHC
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USS Brooklyn (Armored Cruiser No. 3) In New York Harbor during the victory fleet review, August 1898. USS New York (Armored Cruiser No. 2) is in the left background. The original photograph was copyright by George P. Hall & Son, New York, 1898.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 61500.

USNHC
Brooklyn 50k

USS Brooklyn (Armored Cruiser No. 3) Returns to the U.S. from Cuban Waters, August 1898. Her crewmen are waving to the photographer. The original photograph was published on a stereograph card by Strohmeyer & Wyman, New York, 1898. Donation of Louis Smaus, 1985.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 100345.

USNHC
Brooklyn 51k

USS Brooklyn (Armored Cruiser No. 3) Steaming in the New York naval parade, August 1898, upon the return of the fleet from Cuban waters. The original photograph was published on a stereograph card by the American Stereoscopic Company, copyrighted by R.Y. Young, 1899. Donation of Louis Smaus, 1985.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 100290-A.

USNHC
Brooklyn
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95k

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

"Photoprint copyrighted by Charles E. Bolles.

No. 977."

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
DIGITAL ID: (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3b18686 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b18686
CONTROL #: 2003656193
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-71302 (b&w film copy neg.)

Tom Kermen
Brooklyn
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693k News article "The Brooklyn's War Lessons" from the Salt Lake Herald, 28 August 1898. Michael Mohl
Brooklyn 29k Starboard bow view, 1898 USN

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In keeping with a tradition from the Civil War, the Citizens of Brooklyn, N.Y. wished to honor the Sailors and Marines who served aboard the USS BROOKLYN, Commodore Schley's flagship and one of the major combatants at the naval Battle of Santiago. In order to do so they struck a fine heavy bronze medal and presented them to the crew of the vessel. Tommy Tramp
Brooklyn
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212k

Berth deck cooks aboard cruiser USS Brooklyn, 1899.

Library of Congress

Dick Carter
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USS Brooklyn (Armored Cruiser No. 3) In drydock at the New York Navy Yard, 1898, with men working over her side. Note rudder and starboard propeller. Original photograph was copyright 1899 by R.Y. Young. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, Corte Madera, CA, 1971.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 73613.

USNHC
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207k Photo caption: "The Boatswain, and battle-scarred Capstan, - Admiral Schley's Flagship "Brooklyn." Dated 1899 Tommy Trampp
Brooklyn 201k Starboard Side, 1899. Image # (19-A-25-15) National Archives
Brooklyn
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249k Bar Harbor, Maine, 6-13 August 1899. From the collection of Raymond Strout. Jonathan Eno
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USS Brooklyn (Armored Cruiser No. 3) Sailors and Marines on the cruiser's forecastle, with mascot goat, 1898. Note details of pilothouse and bridge, improvised gunport shields on her forward 8" gun turret, and very odd "flathat" worn by one sailor. The original photograph was published on a stereograph card, copyright by C.L. Wasson, 1899. Courtesy of Commander Donald J. Robinson, USN(Ret), 1982.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 93704.

USNHC
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148k Port bow view while in New York Harbor, copyright by Enrique Muller, 1901 and published by The Rotograph Company of New York. Robert M. Cieri
Brooklyn
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201k USS Brooklyn (Armored Cruiser No. 3) at League Island, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, PA, in Feb. 1913, during the American Marines mobilization to go to Guantanamo, Cuba, in response to the Mexican Revolution. Library of Congress
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132k


USS Brooklyn (Armored Cruiser No. 3) at League Island, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, PA, in Feb. 1913, during the American Marines mobilization to go to Guantanamo, Cuba, in response to the Mexican Revolution.
Library of Congress
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118k USS Brooklyn (Armored Cruiser No. 3) at League Island, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, PA, in Feb. 1913, during the American Marines mobilization to go to Guantanamo, Cuba, in response to the Mexican Revolution. Library of Congress
Brooklyn
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127k WWI era photos, most likely from Asiatic station. From the collection of Roy H Williams. Roy Williams
Brooklyn
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91k WWI era photos, most likely from Asiatic station. From the collection of Roy H Williams. Roy Williams
Brooklyn
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81k WWI era photos, most likely from Asiatic station. From the collection of Roy H Williams. Roy Williams
Brooklyn
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180k WWI era photos, most likely from Asiatic station. From the collection of Roy H Williams. Roy Williams
Brooklyn
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121k WWI era photos, most likely from Asiatic station. Caption says "Coaling ship, Starboard lighter" From the collection of Roy H Williams. Roy Williams
Brooklyn
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146k WWI era photos, most likely from Asiatic station. Another Coaling view. From the collection of Roy H Williams. Roy Williams
Brooklyn
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112k WWI era photos, most likely from Asiatic station. Gunnery practice. From the collection of Roy H Williams. Roy Williams
Brooklyn
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119k WWI era photos, most likely from Asiatic station. Gunnery practice. From the collection of Roy H Williams. Roy Williams
Brooklyn
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114k WWI era photos, most likely from Asiatic station. Target sleds being positioned. From the collection of Roy H Williams. Roy Williams
Brooklyn
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146k WWI era photos, most likely from Asiatic station. Gunnery practice Observes. From the collection of Roy H Williams. Roy Williams
Brooklyn
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The armoured cruiser USS Brooklyn (Armored Cruiser No. 3) anchored off Vladivostok, in 1918. Photo by American official photographer.

Photo #Q 69551 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums. Part of the American First World War Official Exchange Collection.

Robert Hurst
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2.5m Photo of Brooklyn in Mare Island's dry dock #2 7 October 1920. The stern of Vigilant (YT 25) can be seen forward of the cruiser. Darryl Baker

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Cook, Francis Augustus, CAPT RADM 12/01/1896 - 04/1899
Jewell, Theodore Frelinghuysen, CAPT RADM 04/1899 - 12/13/1899
Thomas, Charles Mitchell, CAPT   12/13/1899
Todd, CAPT   11/23/1901
Nazro, Arthus Phillips, CAPT   10/11/1905
Decommissioned   05/16/1906 -04/12/1907
Decommissioned   12/21/1907 - 05/02/1914
Christy, Harley Hannibal, CDR VADM 03/02/1914 ~ 12/1914
Robertson, Ashley Herman, CAPT VADM 01/1915 - 12/1915
Day, George Calvin, CDR RADM 12/1914 - 1916
Knox, Dudley Wright, CDR COMO 03/1920 - 03/09/1921

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


USS BROOKLYN (Armored Cruiser No. 3/CA 3) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

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