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USS DETROIT (Cruiser No. 10)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: Nan - Easy - Oboe
(Contributed by John Spivey)

Displacement 2,090 Tons, Dimensions, 269' (oa) x 37' x 16' 8" (Max)
Armament 9 x 5"/40, 6 x 6pdr, 2 x 1pdr, 3 x 18" tt..
Armor, 7/16" Deck, 2" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 5,400 IHP; 2 Vertical, Triple Expansion Engines, 2 screws
Speed, 18 Knots, Crew 274.
Operational and Building Data
Launched 28 OCT 1891 by the Columbian Iron Works, Baltimore, MD
Commissioned 20 JUL 1893
Decommissioned 23 MAY 1900
Commissioned 23 SEP 1902
Decommissioned 01 AUG 1905
Stricken 12 JUL 1910
Fate: Sold for scrap 22 DEC 1910
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Expeditionary Medal - Sampson Medal - Spanish Campaign Medal

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Detroit 66k

USS Detroit (Cruiser No. 10) At anchor, circa 1893-1900.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 54505.

Detroit 66k

USS Detroit (Cruiser No. 10) Halftone photograph taken circa 1893-98, and published in Uncle Sam's Navy, 1898.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 54506.

125k USS Detroit (Cruiser No. 10) anchored at an unknown location circa 1893-1900 still carrying sails and with steam up.

Library of Congress, Photo # LC-D4-32274

Mike Green

Port side view while underway on 1 September 1898, location unknown.

Historic New England Nathaniel L. Stebbins Collection, Photo No. PC047.02.5870.09394

Mike Green
138k USS Detroit (Cruiser No. 10) anchored in September, 1899 while protecting American interests during revolutionary movements in Venezuela.

Library of Congress, Photo # LC-D4-20354

Mike Green

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Brownson, Willard Herbert, CDR 1865 RADM 07/20/1893 -
Newell, John Stark, CDR 1865   08/15/1894 - 1895
Reiter, George Cook, CDR 1865   07/30/1896 - 07/10/1897
Dayton, James Henry, CDR 1866 RADM 07/10/1897 - 09/22/1898
Decommissioned     05/23/1900 - 09/23/1902
Dillingham, Albert Caldwell, CDR 1870 RADM 09/23/1902
Braunersreuther, William, LCDR 1876   07/07/1905 - 08/01/1905

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

USS DETROIT (Cruiser No. 10) 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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