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USS DENVER (C 14/PG 28/CL 16)

CLASS - Denver
Displacement 3,200 Tons, Dimensions, 308' 9" (oa) x 44' x 17' 3" (Max)
Armament 10 x 5"/50, 8 x 6pdr, 2 x 1pdr.
Armor, 1 3/4" Shields, 2 1/2" Deck.
Machinery, 4,700 IHP; 2 Vertical, Inverted, Triple Expansion Engines, 2 screws
Speed, 16.5 Knots, Crew 339.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 28 JUN 1900 by Neafie and Levy Ship and Engine Building Co., Philadelphia, PA
Launched on 21 JUN 1902
Commissioned 17 MAY 1904
Decommissioned 12 MAR 1910
Commissioned 15 JUL 1912
Reclassified in 07 JUL 1920 as PG 28
Reclassified on 8 AUG 1921 as CL 16
Decommissioned 14 FEB 1931
Stricken 12 MAR 1931
Fate: Sold 13 SEP 1933

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons




Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Expeditionary Medal - Cuban Pacification Medal - Nicaraguan Campaign Medal
Second Row - Mexican Service Medal - World War I Victory Medal w/ESCORT Clasp - Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal


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Denver 108k

USS Denver (C 14) In port, 7 October 1904.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 63593.

USNHC/Fred Weiss
Denver 126k

USS Denver (C 14) underway during the North Atlantic Fleet review in 1905. Photographed by the Burr McIntosh Studio. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Rodgers Collection.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 59933-A.

USHNC/Fred Weiss
Denver 84k

USS Denver (C 14) Firing a salute at San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1905. Donation of Edward A. Mayer, 1969.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 76493.

USHNC/Fred Weiss
Denver 87k

USS Denver (C 14) Dressed with flags for a holiday or other special occasion, circa the nineteen-teens.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-9282.

National Archives/Fred Weiss
Denver
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112k Bows on view sometime in 1918 moored in Charleston,SC. This photo is interesting in that the bows appear to be damaged but I can find no reference of any collisions. Grace Adams Gleason
Denver 120k

USS Denver (C 14) Drydocked at the Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina, on 5 February 1918. Note that the ship's hull is sheathed and coppered at and below the waterline, to reduce the need for drydocking while operating on distant stations.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 71601.

USNHC/Fred Weiss
Denver
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848k USS Denver (C 14) and USS Tacoma (C 18) at Mare Island between 8/19/1919 and 1/10/1920. Darryl Baker
Denver 89k

USS Denver (CL 16) Dressed with flags, probably during the 1920s. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1969.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 67679.

USNHC/Fred Weiss
Denver
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USS Denver (foreground) and USCG no. 13 Jouett in drydock at Charlestown Navy Yard, 14 October 1928.

From the Leslie Jones Collection at the Boston Public Library.

Michael Mohl
Denver
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USS Denver in drydock at Charlestown Navy Yard, 14 October 1928 .

From the Leslie Jones Collection at the Boston Public Library.

Michael Mohl
Denver
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468k

USS Denver in drydock at Charlestown Navy Yard, 1930.

From the Leslie Jones Collection at the Boston Public Library.

Michael Mohl
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437k

USS Denver in drydock at Charlestown Navy Yard, 1930.

From the Leslie Jones Collection at the Boston Public Library.

Michael Mohl
Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Murdock, Joseph Ballard, CDR   RADM 05/17/1904 -
Colwell, John Charles, CDR     1906 - 04/20/1907
Caperton, William Banks, CDR   ADM 04/20/1907 - 07/31/1908
Decommissioned     03/12/1910 - 07/15/1912
Robertson, Ashley Herman, CDR 1888 VADM 07/23/1913 - 1914
Washington, Thomas, CAPT     1914 - 1914
Ziegemeier, Henry Joseph, CDR     1914
Trench, Martin Edward, CDR     ~1915
Trench, Martin Edward, CDR     ~1917
Fenner, Edward Blaine, CDR   RADM 06/1918
Kautz, Austin, CAPT     11/26/1920
Jeffers, William Nicholson, CAPT     03/30/1922
Allen, William Henry, CAPT   RADM 05/17/1927 - 10/31/1928
Martin, Frank Charles, CAPT     10/31/1928

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


USS DENVER (C 14/PG 28/CL 16) 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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Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.
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