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USS GALVESTON (C 17/PG 31/CL 19)

CLASS - Denver
Displacement 3,200 Tons, Dimensions, 308' 10" (oa) x 44' x 17' 3" (Max)
Armament 10 x 5"/50, 8 x 6pdr, 2 x 1pdr.
Armor, 1 3/4" Sheilds, 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 19 JAN 1901 by William R. Trigg Co., Richmond, VA
Launched 23 JAN 1903
Commissioned 15 FEB 1905
Reclassified on 07 JUL 1920 as PG 31
Reclassified on 08 AUG 1921 as CL 19
Decommissioned 20 NOV 1923
Commissioned 05 FEB 1924
Decommissioned 02 SEP 1930
Stricken on 01 NOV 1930
Fate: Sold for scrap 13 SEP 1933 to the Northern Metal Co. of Philadelphia, PA

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



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


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Galveston 104k Starboard side view while anchored in an unknown port prior to WWI. Peter Lienau
Galveston 73k

USS Galveston (C 17) Underway soon after completion, circa 1905. Note that her topmasts are partially lowered. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1969.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 67685.

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Galveston 94k

USS Galveston (C 17) In Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, 12 July 1908. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1975.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 83673.

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Galveston
c1715
106k USS Galveston (C 17) in the Channel at Ketchikan, Alaska, while on a training cruise, July 1912. Robert M. Cieri
Galveston 104k

Asiatic Fleet warships off Chefoo, China, circa 1914-1916. Ships present are (from left to right): USS Galveston (C 17); USS Bainbridge (DD 1); and USS Saratoga (ACR 2). Collection of C.A. Shively, 1978.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 88587.

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Galveston 128k

USS Galveston (C 17) On the target range in Manila Bay, Philippines, in May 1916. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of Fred Iverson, 1959.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 55901.

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Galveston
c1716
110k Port side view while at anchor in Manila Bay, 1916. Taken from USS Brooklyn. From the collection of Roy H Williams. Roy Williams
Galveston 63k

USS Galveston (C 17) In the Dewey Drydock, Olongapo Naval Station, Philippines, circa 1916. Courtesy of Arthur B. Furnas, 1969.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 69717.

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Galveston
c1718
89k

USS Galveston (C 17) with a drifter moored alongside, as seen in 1919 at a Mediterranean port.

Imperial War Museum Ministry of Information first World War Official Collection, by Brunell, W.J., Photo #Q 14437. © IWM

Mike Green
Galveston 55k

USS Galveston (C 17) Moored in an Italian port, circa 1919-1920. This photograph was mounted in a Christmas calendar for the year 1922, given by Arthur A. Wright to his mother in December 1921. Collection of Arthur A. Wright, 1978.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 86264.

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Galveston 67k

USS Galveston (CL 19) At anchor, 1922.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 53806.

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Galveston 84k

USS Cleveland (CL 21), closest to camera, and USS Galveston (CL 19) Seen from USS Hannibal (AG 1), circa 1923, probably in Cuban waters. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of LeRoy R. Horstman.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 99723.

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Galveston 43k

USS Galveston (CL 19) In Central American waters, circa 1924-1927. Collection of John Spector, donated by Mrs. Minnie Spector, 1986.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 101152.

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Galveston 44k

USS Galveston (CL 19) (center) with USS Quail (AM 15) (at left) Probably at Corinto, Nicaragua, in December 1926 -- February 1927, during the Nicaraguan revolution. Collection of John Spector, donated by Mrs. Minnie Spector, 1986.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 101153.

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Galveston
c1717
62k Starboard quarter view while at anchor, location unknown. Photo stamped 4 JAN 1927. Tommy Trampp
Galveston 104k Port Quarter view while moored in Galveston, TX, March 25, 1929. Kidd Banuelos, USS Rupertus DD851
Galveston 120k Port bow view while moored in Galveston, TX, March 25, 1929. Kidd Banuelos, USS Rupertus DD851
Galveston 102k Port bow view while moored in Galveston, TX, March 25, 1929. Kidd Banuelos, USS Rupertus DD851

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Cutler, William Gifford, CDR     02/15/1905 -
Helm, James Meredith, CDR 1875 RADM 02/14/1906 - 1906
Leigh, Richard Henry, CAPT   ADM 1913 - 1915
Kellogg     01/05/1915
Chadwick, Francis Laird, CAPT     1917 - 03/1919
Greenslade, John Wills, CAPT   VADM 03/1919 - 03/1920
Kempff, Clarence Selby, CAPT     04/08/1921
Hanrahan, David Carlisle, CAPT 1898   07/11/1921
Pope, R. E., CAPT     ~1923
Decommissioned     11/20/1923 - 02/05/1924
Townsend, Julius Curtis, CAPT     02/15/1926 - 04/17/1928
Craft, Ralph Payne, CAPT     04/17/1928

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


USS GALVESTON (C 17/PG 31/CL 19) 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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