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USS COLORADO/PUEBLO (Armored Cruiser/CA 7)

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
Fate: Scrapped 02 OCT 1930

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Pueblo 60k USS Colorado (Armored Cruiser No. 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
Pueblo 51k USS Colorado (Armored Cruiser No. 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 (Armored Cruiser No. 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
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527k A card commemorating the 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
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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 dispatchat all of the United States Naval Stations."

In the photo - Battleship INDIANA (upper left), Armored Cruiser PENNSYLVANIA (middle left), Armored Curiser 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
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 at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, circa 1908.
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
Pueblo 94k USS Colorado (Armored Cruiser No. 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 (Armored Cruiser No. 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
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89k WWI era ships postcard. Tommy Trampp

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Kennedy Jr., Duncan, CAPT   01/19/1905 -
Staunton, Sidney Augustus, CAPT RADM ~1907
Furlong, William Rea, LCDR RADM  
Gill, William Andrew, CAPT   08/12/1910
Decommissioned   05/17/1913 - 02/09/1915
Cole, William Carey, CAPT RADM ~1916
Williams, George Washington, CAPT RADM 04/29/1917 - 09/06/1918
Upham, Frank Brooks, CAPT RADM 09/06/1918 -
Dayton, John Havens, CAPT VADM ~1918
Decommissioned   09/22/1919 - 04/02/1921

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


USS COLORADO/PUEBLO (Armored Cruiser/CA 7) 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

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