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USS CLEVELAND (C 19/PG 33/CL 21)

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" 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 01 JUN 1900 at Bath Iron Works, Bath, MA
Launched 28 SEP 1901
Commissioned 02 NOV 1903
Decommissioned 01 AUG 1910
Commissioned 31 AUG 1912
Reclassified PG 33 07 JUL 1920
Reclassified CL 21 on 08 AUG 1921
Decommissioned 01 NOV 1929
Stricken 13 DEC 1929
Fate: Sold for scrap 7 MAR 1930 in accordance with the Washington Treaty limiting naval armament.
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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Cleveland 85k

USS Cleveland (C 19) Painting by an unidentified artist. Courtesy of Mr. Fred Bristol, 1971.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 74238-KN.

USNHC
Cleveland 68k

USS Cleveland (C 19) Fitting out at the Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, circa 1903.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 55171.

USNHC
Cleveland
c1924
277k Starboard side view while at anchor, date and location unknown. Robert M. Cieri
Cleveland 85k

USS Cleveland (C 19) Underway in 1904.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 55170.

USNHC
Cleveland 68k

USS Cleveland (C 19) Local workers coaling the ship, during her passage to the Far East in mid-1907. The location may be Port Said, Egypt. Copied from the Album of Assistant Paymaster Francis J. Daly, courtesy of Commander Thomas M. Daly, USN, 1984.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 100011.

USNHC
Cleveland 74k

USS Cleveland (C 19) Photographed circa 1907, probably just before beginning her cruise to the Far East by way of the Suez Canal. Copied from the Album of Assistant Paymaster Francis J. Daly, courtesy of Commander Thomas M. Daly, USN, 1984.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 100010.

USNHC
Cleveland
c1927
73k

Crewmen preparing for a meal, circa 1907-1909. Cleveland was then en route to, or serving in, the Far East. Copied from the Album of Assistant Paymaster Francis J. Daly, by courtesy of Commander Thomas M. Daly, USN, 1984.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo #NH 100014.

Robert Hurst
Cleveland
c1931
72k

Theatrical production by the ship's crew, assistance by a mascot dog, circa 1907-1909. Cleveland was then en route to, or serving in, the Far East. Copied from the Album of Assistant Paymaster Francis J. Daly, courtesy of Commander Thomas M. Daly, USN, 1984.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photo #NH 100015.

Robert Hurst
Cleveland 85k

USS Cleveland (C 19) In the "Dewey" Dry Dock, Olongapo Naval Station, Philippine Islands, circa 14 January 1908. Copied from the Album of Assistant Paymaster Francis J. Daly, courtesy of Commander Thomas M. Daly, USN, 1984

. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 100004.

USNHC
Cleveland 94k

USS Cleveland (C 19) In the "Dewey" Dry Dock, Olongapo Naval Station, Philippine Islands, circa 14 January 1908. Note her decorated stern and the officer posed on the starboard propeller. Copied from the Album of Assistant Paymaster Francis J. Daly, courtesy of Commander Thomas M. Daly, USN, 1984.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 100006.

USNHC
Cleveland
c1926
1.5m

Circa 1910 port side view of USS Cleveland (C 19) underway at an unknown location. George Grantham Bain Collection.

Library of Congress, Photo #LC-B2-5031-11

Mike Green
Cleveland
c1921
533k


Ships in and around dry dock #2 at Mare Island on December 14, 1911: USS Cleveland (C 19) is to the left of the dry dock and in dry dock are USS Preble (DD 12) (left) USS Farragut (TB 11) (right), next is USS Hopkins (DD 6) and USS Perry (DD 11) and the Tug Unadilla (YT 4) in the rear of the dock in the middle position.

Photo MINSY 223-12-1911, Navy Photo, 12/14/1911

Darryl Baker
Cleveland
c1930
76k

One of the ship's crewmen poses with a life ring and puppy, circa 1912-1915. Collection of Hubert C. Rickert, courtesy of Daniel Rickert, 1981.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photo #NH 93087.

Robert Hurst
Cleveland
c1914
171k

USS Cleveland (C 19) moored at Mare Island in 1914 acting as the shipyard's receiving ship.

U.S. Navy photo

Darryl Baker
Cleveland
c1913
260k

Stern view of USS Cleveland (C 19) with the tug USS Iroquois (AT 46) aft and an unidentified ship inboard at Mare Island on 25 April 1914.

U.S. Navy photo

Darryl Baker
Cleveland
c1915
229k

Starboard side view of USS Cleveland (C 19) in the Mare Island channel on 25 April 1914.

U.S. Navy photo

Darryl Baker
Cleveland
c1916
240k

Port side view of USS Cleveland (C 19) in the Mare Island channel on 25 April 1914.

U.S. Navy photo

Darryl Baker
Cleveland
c1912
239k

CDR W. S. Williams, Commanding Officer, is seen aboard USS Cleveland (C 19) at Mare Island on 25 April 1914.

U.S. Navy photo

Darryl Baker
Cleveland
C1905
152k

USS Cleveland (C 19) off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 30 October 1915.

U.S. Navy Photo

Darryl Baker
Cleveland
c1917
198k

Forward view of the bridge of USS Cleveland (C 19) at Mare Island on 7 September 1916. I believe the bridge was enclosed during this yard period running from 23 August 1916 to 28 February 1917.

U.S. Navy Photo

Darryl Baker
Cleveland
c1918
239k

Aft view of the bridge of USS Cleveland (C 19) at Mare Island on 7 September 1916.

U.S. Navy Photo

Darryl Baker
Cleveland
c1919
172k

Port side view of USS Cleveland (C 19) at Mare Island on 7 September 1916 the tug USS Active (YT 14) is behind Cleveland.

U.S. Navy Photo

Darryl Baker
Cleveland
c1920
218k

Starboard side view of USS Cleveland (C 19) at Mare Island on 7 September 1916 the tug USS Active (YT 14) is along side.

U.S. Navy Photo

Darryl Baker
Cleveland
c1922
54k

USS Cleveland (C 19) escorting a World War I convoy, 1918. The original image is printed on post card ("AZO") stock. Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 105172.

Robert Hurst
Cleveland
c1928
167k

Ship's Officers and Crew pose on the fore deck, circa 1918-1919, possibly while she was in Cuban or Honduran waters. The Sailor in the center of the image, in front of and just to the left of the pilot house's middle window (with his right arm in an "L" shape) is Fred Dewey Francis, Sr. Note the capstan and life ring in the foreground, and splinter mats placed around the ship's bridge and pilot house. Donation of Mrs. Aileen F. Rice, 2005, from the collection of her father, Fred Dewey Francis, Sr. (1898-1929).

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photo #NH 105085.

Robert Hurst
Cleveland
c1925
119k USS Cleveland during the 1920's.. Tommy Trampp
Cleveland
c1929
195k

Ship's Officers and Crew pose beside her on 11 September 1922, probably at Boston, Massachusetts. Panoramic photograph by J.C. Crosby, 11 Portland Street, Boston. Sailor immediately behind the left side of the banner is George L. Coonce, from Wallace, Idaho. Donation of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Faulders, 2006. George L. Coonce was Mr. Faulders' uncle.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photo #NH 105060.

Robert Hurst
Cleveland 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.

USNHC
Cleveland 272k Left section of a photograph of the crew of the USS Cleveland (CL 21) at the Boston Navy Yard, 27 October 1924. The original photo is 3 feet long. From the collection of the North Haven Historical Society, North Haven Island, ME. Samuel H. Beverage
Cleveland 253k Center section of a photograph of the crew of the USS Cleveland (CL 21) at the Boston Navy Yard, 27 October 1924. The original photo is 3 feet long. From the collection of the North Haven Historical Society, North Haven Island, ME. Samuel H. Beverage
Cleveland 299k Right section of a photograph of the crew of the USS Cleveland (CL 21) at the Boston Navy Yard, 27 October 1924. The original photo is 3 feet long. From the collection of the North Haven Historical Society, North Haven Island, ME. Samuel H. Beverage
Cleveland
c1923
44k Bell given by the citizens of Cleveland to the USS Cleveland (C 19). Bas relief depictions of Commodore Perry transferring his flag from the Lawrence to the Niagara, With inscription " We have met the enemy and they are ours." The second panel shows Lieutenant O'Keefe British Commandant of Marines tendering Commodore Barclay's sword to Commodore Perry. Inscription on bell, "If a victory is to be attained, I will attain it , " and "To the Cruiser Cleveland by the Citizens of Cleveland " From the collection of Curator Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command. Bill Gonyo

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Southerland, William Henry Hudson, CDR 1872 RADM 11/02/1903 - 11/16/1903
Colahan, Charles Ellwood, CDR 1868   11/16/1903 - 04/29/1904
Qualtrough, Edward Frank, CDR 1871   04/29/1904
Newton Jr., John Henry, CDR     ~1907
Rodman, Hugh, CDR 1880 RADM 12/22/1908
Decommissioned     08/01/1910 - 08/31/1912
Raby, James Joseph, LCDR 1895 RADM 07/01/1912 - 08/31/1912
Blamer, DeWitt, CDR     08/1912 - 10/1912
Williams, W. S., CDR     ~1914
Williams, George Washington, CDR   RADM 1916 - 1916
Williams, Yancey Sullivan, CAPT   RADM 1919 - 02/15/1920
Hunt, Walter Morrell, CAPT     02/04/1921 - 1921
Constein, Edward Theodore, CAPT     1921
Taussig, Joseph Knefler, CAPT 1899 VADM 04/11/1922 - 06/06/1923
Wells, William Benefiel., CAPT     ~1923
Wainwright, John Drayton, CAPT   RADM 08/04/1925
Wygant, Benyaurd Bourne, CAPT     05/31/1927

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


USS CLEVELAND (C 19/PG 33/CL 21) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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