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USS ATLANTA (Protected Cruiser)


Click on image for full size - Drawing courtesy of Robert Jensen

Displacement 3,340 Tons, Dimensions, 354' 9.5" (oa) x 43' 9" x 17' 6" (Max)
Armament 6 x 6"/30, 4 x 4.7", 10 x 6pdr, 4 x 1pdr, 4 Machine guns, 2 Field Pieces, 3 Torpedo Tubes.
Armor
Machinery
Speed, 20.52 Knots, Crew 353.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid in 8 NOV 1883 at John Roach & Sons, Chester, Pa
Launched 09 OCT 1884
Commissioned 19 JUL 1886
Decommissioned 18 JUL 1893
Commissioned 02 APR 1894
Decommissioned SEP 1895
Commissioned 15 SEP 1900
Decommissioned 23 MAR 1912
Stricken 23 APR 1912
Fate: Sold for scrap to Frank Rijsdyk’s Scheepssloperij 10 JUN 1912

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Size Image Description Contributed
By And/Or Copyright
Atlanta 155k Undated Photo, Shown here is a good detail image of her masts and rigging, she could carry 10,400 sq ft. of canvas. USN
Albany 38k Undated, Nice starboard side image showing her mast and rigging and also the placement of her guns. the 8 inchers were for and aft on the centerline note they are protected by a square 2" shield. Her 6" guns were hull mounted 3 to a side. USN
Atlanta 189k Undated, Excellent image showing details of his ship, Note firing of salute from both port and starboard 3" guns. Crew has manned the spars. USN
Atlanta
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488k Undated stereoview of Atlanta's after gun mount. It appears that she is currently in drydock. Tommy Trampp
Atlanta
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367k

The protected cruiser USS Atlanta with crewmen manning the yards in honour of Queen Kapiolani of Hawaii in Brooklyn Navy Yard, May 1887. A full rig was considered essential in the early days of the New Navy.

USN photo

Robert Hurst
Boston 169k

The Squadron of Evolution, Commanded by Rear Admiral John G. Walker - At anchor in an East Coast port, 1889. Squadron flagship USS Chicago is in the left foreground. Astern of her are (from left to right): gunboat USS Yorktown (PG 1), cruiser USS Boston and cruiser USS Atlanta. Photographed by E.H. Hart, New York.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 61550.

USNHC
Boston 85k

The Squadron of Evolution at sea under sail, circa 1889 - Photographed from the bridge of USS Chicago, the Squadron flagship. USS Boston and USS Atlanta are next astern, with USS Yorktown (PG 1) bringing up the rear. Note the brig rigs carried by Boston and Atlanta. Courtesy of Doctor Henry P. Walker, 1975.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 84527..

USNHC
Boston 122k

USS Boston, left and USS Atlanta tied up together, probably at the New York Navy Yard, circa the late 1880s or early 1890s. Note that their yards have been cocked to avoid striking each other.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 69173.

USNHC
Atlanta 244k

Port Bow, 1891.

National Archives Image # (19-A-2-44)

National Archives.
Atlanta
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136k

USS Atlanta at anchor, at New York, during the Columbian Naval Parade, 27 April 1893. Photographer unknown.

Images courtesy DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

Robert Hurst
Atlanta 96k Port side view at anchor, 1895. Colin P. Varga
Atlanta
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43k

USS Atlanta, in the white and spar color paint scheme common to Navy ships of that time, enters Havana Harbor, 7 February 1903; Morro Castle looms in the background.

U.S. Naval Historical Center. Photo # NH 83701.

Robert Hurst

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Bunce, Francis Marion, CAPT 1857 RADM 07/19/1886 -
Howell, John Adams, CAPT 1858   12/01/1888 -
Philip, John Woodward, CAPT 1861   12/22/1890 -
Higginson, Francis John, CAPT 1862 ADM 12/10/1891 - 07/18/1893
Decommissioned     07/18/1893 - 04/021894
Taussig Edward David, LCDR 1867 RADM 04/02/1894 - 12/22/1894
Cromwell, Bartlett Jefferson, CAPT 1861   12/22/1894 - 09/1895
Decommissioned     09/1895 - 09/15/1900
Pendleton, Edwin Conway, CDR 1867   09/15/1900 -
Turner, William Henry, CDR 1869   08/09/1902 -
Qualtrough, Edward Frank, CDR 1871   04/29/1904 - 12/28/1904
Chambers, Washington Irving, CDR 1876   12/28/1904 - 01/12/1905
Jackson, Richard Harrison, CDR 1887 RADM 05/07/1905 - 05/13/1905
Gillis, Irvin Van Gorder, LT 1894   01/07/1907 -
Richardson, Louis Clark, LT 1897   10/23/1909 - 11/09/1909
Freeman, Frederick Newton, LCDR 1895   11/09/1909 -
Blakely, Charles Adams, LT   VADM 06/10/1911 - 03/23/1912

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


USS ATLANTA 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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