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USS CHATTANOOGA (C 16/PG 30/CL 18 )

CLASS - Denver
Displacement 3,200 Tons, Dimensions, 309' 10" (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 29 MAR 1900 by Crescent Shipyard, Elizabethport, NJ
Launched on 7 MAR 1903
Commissioned 11 OCT 1904
Decommissioned 17 SEP 1910
Commissioned 21 APR 1914
Reclassified on 07 July 1920 as PG 30
Decommissioned 19 JUL 1921
Reclassified on 08 AUG 1921 as CL 18
Stricken 13 DEC 1929
Fate: Sold for scrap 08 MAR 1930

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Mexican Service Medal - World War I Victory Medal w/ESCORT Clasp


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Chattanooga 106k

Port bow view, date unknown.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 67526.

Mike Green/USNHC
Chattanooga
c1603
69k Port bow view, while in New York harbor, 1905. Robert M. Cieri
Chattanooga
c1606
415k

5" deck gun, probably port side forward.

From the collection of H.G. Froehlich, CPO, USN.

Herman B. Froelich
Chattanooga
c1607
695k

Photo of the Baseball Team.

From the collection of H.G. Froehlich, CPO, USN.

Herman B. Froelich
Chattanooga
c1608
543k

Photo of Dive team.

From the collection of H.G. Froehlich, CPO, USN.

Herman B. Froelich
Chattanooga
c1609
487k

Machine Gun practice.

From the collection of H.G. Froehlich, CPO, USN.

Herman B. Froelich
Chattanooga
c1610
555k

Manning the side...

From the collection of H.G. Froehlich, CPO, USN.

Herman B. Froelich
Chattanooga
c1611
398k

Ship's reading room.

From the collection of H.G. Froehlich, CPO, USN.

Herman B. Froelich
Chattanooga
c1612
426k

Three Shipfitters - The collection owner is in the center.

From the collection of H.G. Froehlich, CPO, USN.

Herman B. Froelich
Chattanooga
c1613
623k

Crew members...

From the collection of H.G. Froehlich, CPO, USN.

Herman B. Froelich
Chattanooga
c1614
355k

At anchor in Guaymas, Mexico.

From the collection of H.G. Froehlich, CPO, USN.

Herman B. Froelich
Chattanooga
c1615
1.06m Port side view at anchor in Genoa, Italy in the early 1900's. Giorgio Parodi
Chattanooga 237k

Starboard side view, anchored, 12 OCT 1906.

Photo 80-G-1035139 from The National Archives.

Daniel Dunham
Chattanooga
c1604
54k

Port side view while in San Diego, 1915. Caption on the back of the photo reads:

"This photo was taken in San Diego while we were coaling ship and taking on stores and mail for the other ships in Mexican waters."

Robert M. Cieri
Chattanooga
c1605
79k

Starboard side view while in San Diego, 1915. Caption on the back of the photo reads:

"This photo was taken after were secured from coaling ship and were cleaning her up."

Robert M. Cieri

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Sharp Jr., Alexander., CDR   RADM 10/11/1904 -
McDonald, John Daniel, CDR 1884 RADM 10/04/1908 - 09/17/1910
Decommissioned     09/17/1910 - 04/21/1914
Kimberly, Victor Ashfield, CDR     01/1920 -

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


USS CHATTANOOGA (C 16/PG 30/CL 18) 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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