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USS BADGER (Auxiliary Cruiser)
USS LAWTON (Transport/Cargo ship)

CLASS - N/A
Displacement 10,669 Tons, Dimensions, 527' 6" (oa) x 63' 2" x 23' (Mean)
Armament 4 x 6-pdrs, 4 3-pdrs
Armor, n/a
Machinery, n/a
Speed, 21.8 Knots, Crew 436.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid as YUMURI in 1889 at John Roach and Sons, Chester, PA.
Acquired by the US Navy on 19 APR 1898
Refitted as Auxiliary Cruiser and renamed BADGER
Commissioned 28 APR 1898
Decommissioned 31 OCT 1899
Stricken 23 MAR 1900
Transfered to the War Dept. 7 APR 1900
Refitted as Transport and renamed LAWTON
Returned to US Navy on 12 NOV 1902
Commissioned 18 APR 1905
Decommissioned 17 NOV 1906
Stricken 24 APR 1907
Sold to Pacific Mail Setam Ship Co. and renamed Rose City 1907
Passed to various other West Coast companies from 1909 to 1929
Cut down to Barge 1930
Fate: Unknown, presumed scrapped.


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Badger
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An undated starboard side view of the auxiliary cruiser USS Badger at anchor.

USN Photo

Robert Hurst
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USS Badger At the New York Navy Yard, 4 June 1898, preparing for service off Cuba.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 57990.

USNHC
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152k USS Badger at the New York Navy Yard on 7 June 1898 fitted as an auxiliary cruiser.

U.S. National Archives, RG-19-N-A-1, Photo No. 19-N-19-17-4

Mike Green
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USS Badger Photographed at the time of the Spanish-American War, 1898. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, Corte Madera, CA, 1969.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 67514.

USNHC
Badger
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147k USAT Lawton at Seattle, Washington, on 5 June 1900 soon after her transfer to the Army. She was departing Seattle for Cape Nome, Alaska.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 105916

Mike Green
Hancock
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USAT Hancock left, and USAT Lawton at anchor off Mare Island Navy Yard, in December 1902.

US Navy photo

Darryl Baker
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178k USS Lawton in 1905 after her reactivation as a Navy transport.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 61885

Mike Green
Charleston
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157k Stern view of USS Charleston (C-22) at her berth at Mare Island in December 1906. Ship forward of Charleston is USS Lawton and USS Relief is in the channel. Darryl Baker
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97k S.S. Rose City (ex Lawton, ex Badger) underway in San Francisco Bay in 1911. Mike Green

USS BADGER History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Snow, Albert S., CDR   04/28/1898 -

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


USS LAWTON History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Winder, William, CDR   11/12/1902 -

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


Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Not Applicable To This Ship

Additional Resources
Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.
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