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USS ST. LOUIS (C 20/CA 18)

CLASS - ST. LOUIS
Displacement 9,700 Tons, Dimensions, 426' 6" (oa) x 66' x 25' 6" (Max)
Armament 14 x 6"/50, 18 x 3"/50
Armor, 4" Belt, 4" Shields, 3" Deck, 5" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 21,000 IHP; 2 Vertical, Inverted, Triple Expansion Engines, 2 screws
Speed, 22 Knots, Crew 670.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 21 JUL 1902 at Neafie & Levy Co., Philadelphia, PA
Launched 06 MAY 1905
Commissioned 18 AUG 1906
Decommissioned 03 MAY 1910
Commissioned 07 OCT 1911
Assigned to Oregon Naval Militia 14 JUL 1912
Designated as Receiving Ship 27 APR 1914
Decommissioned 17 FEB 1916
Commissioned 10 JUL 1916
Assigned as Submarine Tender 29 JUL 1916
Reclassified CA 18 on 17 JUL 1920
Decommissioned 03 MAR 1922
Stricken 20 MAR 1930
Fate: Sold for scrap on 13 AUG in accordance with the provisions of the London Treaty for the limitation and reduction of naval armament.

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Raleigh
c2008
73k Port bow view while anchored, date and location unknown. Mike Hughes
Raleigh
c2010
227k USS St. Louis (C 20) date and place unknown. This photo from a collection called "California's Reception to the Fleet 1908". Darryl Baker
Raleigh
c2011
2.13m Getting underway, possibly at Philadelphia in late 1906. Darryl Baker
Raleigh
c2012
2.16m Getting underway, possibly at Philadelphia in late 1906. Darryl Baker
Raleigh 67k

USS Saint Louis (C 20) Photographed circa 1906-07, soon after completion.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 44192.

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Raleigh 64k

USS Saint Louis (C 20) Photographed circa 1907. Collection of Rear Admiral B.F. Hutchison; Courtesy of Mrs. Worth Sprunt, 1974.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 81435.

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St. Louis 62k

USS Saint Louis (C 20) Off San Francisco, California, circa 1909-1916. Collection of Rear Admiral Ammen C. Farenholt, USN(MC), 1931.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 63587.

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Raleigh 60k

USS Raleigh (C 8), USS Oregon (BB 3) and USS Saint Louis (C 20) Moored together at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, circa 1913. Saint Louis is being repainted. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1973.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 78279.

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Raleigh
c2013
1.74m USS St. Louis (C 20) at Goat Island (San Francisco Bay) with USS Pensacola in the background. Darryl Baker
Raleigh
c2014
295k USS St. Louis (C 20) in dry dock, Panama, about 1916. Robert Hurst
Raleigh 72k

Off the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, 14 September 1917.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 50115.

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Raleigh 59k

USS Saint Louis (C 20) Photographed in September 1918, in wartime camouflage paint.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 2800.

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Raleigh 73k

USS Saint Louis (C 20) Halftoned photograph, showing the ship in her World War I camouflage. Note numerous wartime modifications to her 6-inch gun battery, rig and superstructure.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 90775.

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Raleigh
c2009
108k

USS St. Louis (C 20) in port, circa 1919. Probably photographed by J.C. Crosby, Boston, Massachusetts. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Crosby Collection.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 105324 .

Robert Hurst
BB-11 Missouri 69

Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania. Older warships in the Reserve Basin, 18 November 1919, as seen by a Philadelphia Evening Ledger photographer. Ships are (front row, left to right): USS Missouri (BB 11); one Connecticut class battleship; USS Michigan (BB 27); and USS Saint Louis (C 20). Those in the back row are (left to right): USS Maine (BB 10); USS Kentucky (BB 6); USS Kearsarge (BB 5); USS Indiana (BB 1); USS Massachusetts (BB 2); USS Iowa (BB 4); USS Wisconsin (BB 9); and USS Illinois (BB 7).

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 42525.

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Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Usher, Nathaniel Reilly, CAPT RADM 08/18/1906 - 09/01/1907
Decommissioned   05/03/1910 - 10/07/1911
Reeves, Joseph Mason (Bull), CAPT ADM 04/1914 - 01/1915
Decommissioned   02/17/1916 - 07/10/1916
Houston, Victor Stuart, LCDR   07/10/1916 - ~1917
Trench, Martin Edward, CDR   ~1917
Bronson, Jr., Amon, CDR   ~1918
Leahy, William Daniel, CAPT FADM 1921 - 03/03/1922

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


USS ST. LOUIS (C 20/CA 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

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Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.
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