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USS NEWARK (Cruiser No. 1)


Drawing courtesy of Robert Jensen


CLASS - NEWARK
Displacement 4,083 Tons, Dimensions, 328' (oa) x 49' 2" x 22' 8" (Max)
Armament 12 x 6"/30, 4 x 6pdr, 4 x 3pdr, 2 x 1pdr.
Armor, 2" Shields, 3" Deck, 3" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 8,500 IHP; 2 Horizontal, triple expansion engines, 2 screws
Speed, 18 Knots, Crew 384.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 12 JUN 1888 at William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, PA
Launched 19 MAR 1890
Commissioned 02 FEB 1891
Decommissioned 06 MAR 1897
Commissioned 23 MAY 1898
Decommissioned 29 JUL 1901
Commissioned 03 NOV 1902
Decommissioned 09 NOV 1906
Loaned to the New York Naval Militia 23 MAR 1907
Commissioned 23 MAR 1908
Decommissioned 16 JUN 1913
Stricken 26 JUN 1913
Fate: Sold for scrap 7 SEP 1926


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons




Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Expeditionary Medal - Spanish Campaign Medal
Second Row - Philippine Campaign Medal - China Relief Expedition Medal - Cuba Pacification Medal

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Size Image Description Contributed
By And/Or Copyright
Newark 32k Bows On view, Undated. USN
Newark
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79k Half of a stereo image,date and location unknown. Tommy Trampp
Newark 206k

Port side, 1891.

National Archives Image # (19-A-2404)

National Archives
Newark
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251k

Starboard side view while underway on 4 July 1891, location unknown. Note the Leadsman, above the second sponson, swinging his Lead Line in preparation for taking a sounding. Also note the Admiral's Flag flying from the aft mast and the extra Ensigns flying from the other masts, probably in celebration of Independence Day.

Historic New England Nathaniel L. Stebbins Collection, Photo No. PC047.02.5840.03679

Mike Green
Newark
c0107
87k Chief Petty Officers aboard USS Newark between 1891 and 1901. Tommy Trampp
Newark
c0106
716k USS Newark at Barcelona, Spain, where she participated in the ceremonies commemorating the 4th Centenary of Columbus's sailing, in 1892. Col·lecció Antoni Blasi, via Camil Busquets
Newark
c0104
152k Starboard bow view of the USS Newark (Cruiser No. 1) in 1895 at an unknown location.

Library of Congress, Photo #LC-D4-20642

Colin P. Varga/Mike Green
Newark
c0108
313k

USS Newark (Cruiser No. 1) shown while visiting England, in 1897, with USS Chicago and USS Concord (PG 3) in background.

Imperial War Museum photo.

Robert Hurst
Newark
c0103
98k Starboard bow view while coaling, 1898. Robert Hurst
Newark
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67k

Two members of the cruiser USS Newark's crew, 1898. Man on left is wearing a steward's uniform.  Copied from the collection of William D. Edwards, by courtesy of Robert W. Edwards, 1974. 

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo #NH 80782.

Robert Hurst
Newark
c0105
443k Port side photo while underway in the Mare Island channel in September 1899. Darryl Baker

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Casey Jr., Silas, CAPT 1860   02/02/1891 -
Terry, Silas Wright, CAPT 1862 RADM 05/16/1893 -
Stirling, Yates, CAPT 1864 RADM 05/24/1895 -
Hoff, William Bainbridge, CAPT 1864   09/12/1895 -
Cornwell, Charles Carpenter, LCDR (O-in-Ch) 1864   04/10/1896 - 05/14/1896
Kane, Theodore Frederick, CAPT 1859   05/14/1896 - 06/06/1896
Cornwell, Charles Carpenter, LCDR (O-in-Ch) 1864   06/06/1896 - 06/20/1896
Farquhar, Norman von Heldreich, CAPT 1859 RADM 06/20/1896 - 12/1896
Chester, Colby Mitchell, CAPT 1864   12/1896 - 03/06/1897
Decommissioned     03/06/1897 - 05/231898
Goodrich, Caspar Frederick, CAPT 1865   04/24/1899 - 09/01/1899
McCalla, Bowman Hendry, CAPT 1865   09/01/1899 - 07/13/1901
Barton, John Kennedy, LCDR 1873   07/13/1901 - 07/29/1901
Decommissioned     07/29/1901 - 11/03/1902
Wainwright, Richard, CAPT 1868 RADM 11/03/1902 - 10/08/1904
Curtis, Clinton Kidd, CDR 1869   10/08/1904 - 05/25/1905
Badger, Charles Johnston, CAPT 1872 ADM 05/25/1905 - 05/26/1906
Colvocoresses, George Partridge, CAPT 1869   05/26/1906 - 08/08/1906
Bertolette, Levi Calvin, LCDR 1887   08/08/1906 - 09/22/1906
Chambers, Washington Irving, CDR 1876   09/22/1906 - 11/09/1906
Decommissioned     11/09/1906 - 03/23/1908
Ball, Walter, LCDR 1892   03/23/1908 - 05/15/1909
Harlow, Charles Henry, CDR 1879   05/15/1909 - 01/10/1910
Ball, Walter, LCDR 1892   01/10/1910 - 06/16/1912

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


USS NEWARK (Cruiser No. 1) 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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