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USS COLORADO/PUEBLO (Armored Cruiser No. 7/CA 7)


   

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: Nan - Dog - Nan
(Courtesy of John Spivey)

CLASS - PENNSYLVANIA
Displacement 13,680 Tons, Dimensions, 504' (oa) x 69' 7" x 26' 6" (Max)
Armament 4 x 8"/40, 14 x 6"/50 18 x 3"/50, 12 x 3pdr, 2 x 1pdr, 2 x 18" tt.
Armor, 6" Belt, 6 1/2" Turrets, 4" Deck, 9" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 23,000 IHP; 2 Vertical, Inverted, Triple Expansion Engines, 2 screws
Speed, 22 Knots, Crew 830.
Operational and Building Data
Launched 25 APR 1903 by William Cramp and Sons Ship and Engine Building Co., Philadelphia, PA
Commissioned 19 JAN 1905
Decommissioned 17 MAY 1913
Commissioned 09 FEB 1915
Renamed Pueblo 09 SEP 1916
Decommissioned 22 SEP 1919
Redesignated CA 7 in 1920
Commissioned 02 APR 1921
Decommissioned 28 SEP 1927
Stricken 21 FEB 1930
Fate: Scrapped 02 OCT 1930
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Nicaraguan Campaign Medal - Mexican Service Medal - World War I Victory Medal w/PATROL Clasp

                           
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California
acr0632
NR NEW ARMORED CRUISERS
SIX OF THE MOST IMPROVED DESIGN TO BE BUILT AT ONCE.
DETAILED PLANS FOR THE VESSELS TO BE NAMED WEST VIRGINIA, NEBRASKA, CALIFORNIA, MARYLAND, COLORADO AND SOUTH DAKOTA.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. [volume] (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 02 December 1900, Image 21, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Colorado
acr0700
NR ARMORED CRUISER COLORADO LAUNCHED
Miss Cora May Peabody, Daughter of Governor Peabody, Bestows Name on Fighting Craft
Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo from The Evening World. [volume] (New York, N.Y.) 1887-1931, 24 April 1903, Night Edition, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Colorado
acr0723
NR THE UNITED STATES CRUISER COLORADO (ACR 7) AS SHE WILL LOOK WHEN COMPLETED Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. [volume] (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 26 April 1903, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Colorado
acr0728
NR TRIAL WAS A SUCCESS
The Cruiser Colorado (ACR 7) Averaged 22.26 Knots.
CAPT. DAYTON'S REPORT
SOME CHARACTERTICS OF THE NEW WARSHIP.
Provided With a Double Bottom for Nearly Its Entire Length and Carried Up to the Protective Deck
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from Evening Star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 25 October 1904, Image 13, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Colorado
acr0730
NR Forward Deck of the Cruiser Colorado on Her Trial Trip.
So superb was the peformanee of the new armored cruiser Colorado (ACR 7) on her speed test.....that Admiral Dewey has asked that the vessel be designated as his flagship on maneuvres of the combined squadron.
Image and text provided by Digital Library of Georgia, a project of GALILEO located at the University of Georgia Libraries.
Photo from The Savannah Morning News. (Savannah, Ga.) 1900-current, 29 October 1904, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Colorado
acr0727
NR AMERICAN, MAN-OF-WAR SAILS FOR VENEZUELA
Hurried Departure of Cruiser Colorado (ACR 7)
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside; Riverside, CA.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. [volume] (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 20 March 1905, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Pueblo 60k USS Colorado (ACR 7) - Fine screen halftone reproduction of a photograph of the ship at anchor in a harbor, 1905. Copied from "The New Navy of the United States", by N.L. Stebbins, New York, 1912).

Donation of David Shadell, 1987.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 103624.

Tony Cowart
Colorado
acr0724
NR THE CRUISER COLORADO
The Campaign for funds to purchase a silver service for the cruiser USS Colorado (ACR 7) is now in progress throughout the state. The sum of $7,500 will be required, and it is being raised by small contributions, from 10 cents up to $ l.
Image and text provided by History Colorado.
Photo from Rocky Ford Enterprise. (Rocky Ford, Colo.) 1887-1950, 20 April 1906, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Pueblo 51k USS Colorado (ACR 7) photographed circa 1905-1906 by C.E. Waterman, probably while anchored in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 94583.

Tony Cowart
Pueblo 83k USS Colorado (ACR 7) photograph taken circa 1905-1908, and published on a color-tinted postal card by Edward H. Mitchell, San Francisco, California.

Courtesy of Commander Donald J. Robinson, USN (Retired), 1983.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 101233-KN.

Tony Cowart
Pueblo 75k "Morning Colors" on the quarterdeck, while the ship was anchored in the Hudson River off New York City, circa 1905-1906.

Courtesy of Robert O'Mara, 1982. The photograph was taken by his Great-Grandfather.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 93677.

Tony Cowart
Pueblo 63k Anchored in the Hudson River off New York City, circa 1905-1906.
Judging by the boat wake visible in the foreground, this photograph was probably taken right after that seen in Photo # NH 93677.

Courtesy of Robert O'Mara, 1982. The photograph was taken by his Great-Grandfather.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 93678.

Tony Cowart
Pueblo 44k In a harbor, circa 1905-1908.

Donation of the Boston National Historical Park (Charlestown Navy Yard), 1979-1980.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 103796.

Tony Cowart
Pueblo
acr0719
527k A card commemorating the Far East cruse of USS Colorado (ACR 7). This was the first Asiatic Fleet deployment by U.S. armored cruisers and along with Colorado, included USS Maryland (Armored Cruiser No. 8) , USS West Virginia (Armored Cruiser No. 5) and USS Pennsylvania (Armored Cruiser No. 4). Robert M. Cieri
Pueblo
acr0720
248k The itinerary of Far East cruse of USS Colorado (Armored Cruiser No. 7). This was the first Asiatic Fleet deployment by U.S. armored cruisers and along with Colorado, included USS Maryland (Armored Cruiser No. 8) , USS West Virginia (Armored Cruiser No. 5) and USS Pennsylvania (Armored Cruiser No. 4). Robert M. Cieri
Pueblo 78k
Underway in Manila Bay, Philippines, in 1906. She was accompanied by her sister Armored Cruisers Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania on this first major Asiatic Fleet deployment by U.S. armored cruisers.

Donation of F.M. Deats, 1963.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Tony Cowart
Pittsburgh
acr0450
303k

Photo Caption:

"A FLOCK OF UNCLE SAM'S PEACE DOVES AT THE BROOKLYN NAVY-YARD

The work of preparing the warships for their 13,000-mile voyage into the Pacific, and of keeping of all other vessels in the highest state of efficiency, is being prosecuted with all possible dispatch at all of the United States Naval Stations."

In the photo - Battleship INDIANA (upper left), Armored Cruiser PENNSYLVANIA (middle left), Armored Cruiser COLORADO (top center), Battleship ALABAMA (Center), Armored Cruiser MARYLAND (left), and Armored Cruiser WEST VIRGINIA (foreground).

Library of Congress Reproduction Number LC-USZ62-66021

Tom Kermen
Pueblo 174k

Port side underway, September 1907.

National Archives Image # (19-N-6-10-11)

National archives
Colorado
acr0729
NRBattleship Nebraska's football Team Beats Colorado's Men
Stars of yesterday's football game between the teams of the battleship Nebraska (BB-14) and the cruiser Colorado (ACR 7) for the championship of the Pacific station as they appeared in action. The photograph shows Soule of the Nebraska  team (with back turned), receiving a long forward pass. Montgomery has just spilled a probable tackler (at the left) and Bokien is running in to form interference for Soule.
Struggle of Naval Stars on Gridiron Wins Support for Revised American Game
In a spectacular game on California field at Berkeley yesterday afternoon, the crack football eleven of the battleship Nebraska overwhelmed its rival of the cruiser Colorado by a decisive score of 39 to 0, winning the championship of the Pacific station, and demonstrating to the lovers of the old American intercollegiate game the possibilities of play under the new rules.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside; Riverside, CA.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. [volume] (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 26 December  1907, Image 10, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Pueblo 55k In a harbor, circa 1908. Note that her name is displayed in large letters above her pilothouse.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 55269.

Tony Cowart
Pueblo 68k Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken circa 1908 by Weidner, San Francisco, California. The original print was a postal card. Note the ship's name in large letters above her pilothouse.

Courtesy of Commander Donald J. Robinson, USN(MSC), 1974.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 80766.

Tony Cowart
Pueblo 89k In Dry Dock 3, on Blocks t the New York Navy Yard, .
Photographed by E.L. Meyer, Seattle, Washington.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 94581.

Tony Cowart
Pueblo 93k In dry dock at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, circa 1908.
Photographed by E.L. Meyer, Seattle, Washington.
Note the men posing on Colorado's starboard screw.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Tony Cowart
Colorado
acr0725
NR THE ARMORED CRUISER COLORADO AND ITS CREW
CRUISER COLORADO IS ASHORE AT DUNCENESS
One of the Big Four Ships Gets Astray in a Northern Fog and Grounds on a Projecting Spit.
PORT ANGELES, Washington, June 14. The armored cruiser USS Colorado (ACR 7), Captain Edmund B. Underwood, eighteen guns, has gone ashore in a fog at Dungeness Spit, in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. [volume] (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 14 June 1908, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Colorado
acr0726
NR BIG CRUISER GOES ON ROCKS IN DENSE FOG NEAR DOUBLE BLUFF
At 4:47 this afternoon the armored cruiser Colorado (ACR 7), propelled by her own steam, backed from a grounding on the beach near Liplip Point, Puget sound, where she had poked her steel bow between monster boulders seven hours before.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside; Riverside, CA.
Photo from Los Angeles Herald. [microfilm reel] (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, 16 August 1908, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Pueblo 94k USS Colorado (ACR 7) Underway, 10 JUN 1913.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 55268.

Tony Cowart
Pueblo 122k From a postcard - Starboard bow view, 1913. Paul E. Petosky
Pueblo 60k
In a harbor, probably on the Pacific Coast, circa 1916.
This ship was renamed Pueblo in November of that year.
The original image was printed on postal card ("AZO") stock.

Collection of Thomas P. Naughton, 1973.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 92176.

Tony Cowart
Pueblo
acr0721
61k

USS Pueblo (ACR 7) - Halftone reproduction of a photograph of the ship, taken circa 1919. It was published in 1919 as one of ten images in a "Souvenir Folder" concerning USS Pueblo. Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 104462.

Robert Hurst
Pueblo 122k Starboard View, 1919. Larry Bonn
Pueblo 62k
Arriving at New York from France with several thousand American veterans on board, 22 February 1919. Most of the men were from the 161st Infantry of the Sunset Division, while many others were casuals from New York.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 55270.

Tony Cowart
Pueblo
acr0722
89k WWI era ships postcard. Tommy Trampp

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Kennedy Jr., Duncan, CAPT 1868   01/19/1905 -
Staunton, Sidney Augustus, CAPT 1871 RADM 03/27/1907
Moore, Charles Brainard Taylor, CAPT 1873 ADM 12/21/1908 - 11/28/1909
Bierer, Bion Barnett, LCDR (O-in-Ch) 1891   11/28/1909 - 01/26/1910
Nelson, Valentine Sevier, CAPT 1871   01/26/1910 - 07/02/1910
Bierer, Bion Barnett, LCDR (O-in-Ch) 1891   07/02/1910 - 08/06/1910
Gill, William Andrew, CAPT 1879   08/06/1910
Gilmer, William Wirt, CAPT 1895   12/10/1912
Decommissioned     05/17/1913 - 02/09/1915
Griswold, Ralph Mancill, LCDR 1902   02/09/1915 - 05/29/1915
MacFall, Roscoe Conkling, LT 1905   09/14/1915 - 12/06/1915
Tozer, Charles Maxon, CDR 1896   12/06/1915 - 06/13/1916
Trench, Martin Edward, CDR 1893   06/13/1916 - 09/12/1916
Cole, William Carey, CAPT 1889 RADM 09/12/1916 - 04/29/1917
Williams, George Washington, CAPT 1890 RADM 04/29/1917 - 11/22/1917
Murfin, Orin Gould, CAPT 1897 ADM 11/22/1917 - 09/06/1918
Dayton, John Havens, CAPT 1890 RADM 06/06/1918 - 09/06/1918
Upham, Frank Brooks, CAPT 1893 RADM 09/06/1918 -
Decommissioned     09/22/1919 - 04/02/1921
Royall, Hilary, Herbert, CAPT 1899 VADM 04/22/1921 -
Stone, George Loring Porter, CAPT   VADM 06/20/1923 - 06/11/1924
McCloy, Thomas Shore, LCDR 1911   06/11/1924
Hill, Harry Wilber, LCDR 1911 VADM 06/10/1926 - 09/28/1927

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


USS COLORADO/PUEBLO (Armored Cruiser No. 7/CA 7) History
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