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USS BALTIMORE (C 3/CM 1)


Drawing courtesy of Robert Jensen


CLASS - BALTIMORE
Displacement 4,413 Tons, Dimensions, 335' (oa) x 48' 6" x 23' 11" (Max)
Armament 2 x 8"/35, 6 x 6"/30, 4 x 6pdr, 2 x 3pdr, 2 x 1pdr.
Armor, 4 1/2" Shields, 4" Deck, 3" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 10,500 IHP; 2 Horizontal, Triple Expansion Engines, 2 screws
Speed, 19 Knots, Crew 386.
Operational and Building Data
Launched by William Cramp and Sons Ship and Engine Building Co., Philadelphia, PA 06 OCT 1888
Commissioned 07 JAN 1890
Decommissioned 17 FEB 1896
Commissioned 12 OCT 1897
Decommissioned 27 SEP 1900
Commissioned 06 MAY 1903
Decommissioned 15 MAY 1907
Commissioned 20 JAN 1911
Decommissioned 20 SEP 1912
Converted to Minelayer between 1913 - 1914
Commissioned 08 MAR 1915
Reclassified CM 1 17 JUL 1920
Decommissioned 15 SEP 1922
Stricken 14 OCT 1937
Fate: Sold for scrap 15 FEB 1942


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Baltimore
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209k

USS Baltimore (C 3) at anchor. Note steam pinnances along side.

Photo courtesy Marius Bar.

Robert Hurst
Baltimore
c0321
102k

Starboard bow view of the USS Baltimore (C-3) enroute to the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) encampment in 1888, with President Harrison on board.

Note - This caption is incorrect as President Harrison was not sworn into office until 4 March 1889 and the Baltimore was not commissioned until 7 January 1890.

Library of Congress, LC-D4-20132

Mike Green
Baltimore 200k

USS Baltimore (C 3) In New York Harbor, with the Statue of Liberty in the right distance, circa 1890.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 69174.

USNHC
Baltimore 237k

USS Baltimore (C 3) Photographed during the 1890s, with her crew's laundry drying forward.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 61696.

USNHC
Baltimore 100k

USS Baltimore (C 3) In drydock at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, during the 1890s.
Photographed by William H. Topley. Collection of William H. Topley. Courtesy of Charles M. Loring, 1970.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 71055.

USNHC
Baltimore 90k

USS Charleston (C 2), at left, and USS Baltimore (C 3) at Tacoma, Washington, circa 1892.
Photographed by French, Tacoma. Donation of Captain R.R. Law, USN, 1972.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 75894

USNHC
Baltimore
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124k

USS Baltimore (Cruiser # 3) at New York, during the Columbian Naval Parade, 27 April 1893.

Image courtesy of DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Robert Hurst
Baltimore 94k

USS Baltimore (C 3) Anchored at Yokohama, Japan, 1894, while serving as flagship of the Asiatic Station. Donation of Rear Admiral Ammen C. Farenholt, USN (MC), 1933.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 56326.

USNHC
Baltimore 61k Port side view, 1895. Colin P. Varga
Baltimore 83k

USS Baltimore (C 3) At anchor in October 1897. Collection of Cyrus R. Miller.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 56323.

USNHC
Baltimore 68k

USS Baltimore (C 3) Anchored with her stern to the reef, at Honolulu, Hawaii, circa 1897-1898. Courtesy of Captain T.T. Craven, USN, 1927.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 61697 .

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Boston
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47k Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898

Colored print after a painting by J.G. Tyler, copyright 1898 by P.F. Collier. Ships depicted in left side of print are (l-r): Spanish Warships Don Antonio de Ulloa, Castilla, and Reina Cristina. Those in right side are (l-r): USS Boston, USS Baltimore and USS Olympia.

Collections of the Navy Department, purchased from Lawrence Lane, 1970.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 71839-KN

Robert Hurst
Boston
bos38
39k "The Battle of Manila", 1 May 1898

Contemporary halftone print after an artwork by W.G. Wood, originally reproducted by courtesy of F.A. Munsey. It depicts the Spanish ships at left (l-r): Isla de Cuba, Isla de Luzon and Reina Cristina. The Cavite batteries are in the center distance. At right are (l-r): USS Boston, USS Baltimore, USS Raleigh, USS Olympia and USS Concord.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 1256.

Robert Hurst
Baltimore 81k

USS Baltimore (C 3) At anchor, circa 1900. Courtesy of Howard I. Chapelle, Smithsonian Institution.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 61901.

USNHC
Baltimore
c0318
117k USS Baltimore (C 3) underway in New York Harbor, circa 1903. The Statue of Liberty is dimly visible in the right distance. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, 1975.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 83962.

Richard Hirst
Baltimore
c0319
73k USS Baltimore (C 3) photographed circa 1903-1907, following modernization. Courtesy of Mrs. C.L. Marlatt, 1949.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 74240.

Richard Hirst
Baltimore
c0316
107k USS Baltimore (C 3) In drydock in the Far East, probably in Japan, circa 1904-1906. Copied from the USS Baltimore album, page 42.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 101349 .

Richard Hirst
Baltimore
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119k USS Baltimore (C 3) dressed with flags in honor of George Washington's Birthday, February 1905. She was then serving in Asiatic waters. Copied from the USS Baltimore album, page 13.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 101341.

Richard Hirst
Baltimore
c0317
92k USS Baltimore (C 3) Laid up at the Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina, on 21 December 1913, just prior to her conversion to a mine layer. Courtesy of Jim Kazalis, 1981.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 92523 .

Richard Hirst
Baltimore 83k

USS Baltimore (CM 1, originally C 3) In Hampton Roads, Virginia, 10 December 1916.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #54427.

USNHC
Baltimore
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237k The minelayer (ex-cruiser) USS Baltimore at anchor, circa 1917. Robert Hurst
Baltimore 60k

USS Baltimore (CM 1) At anchor, circa 1918-1919. Possibly photographed from USS Mercury (ID # 3012). Courtesy of James Russell, 1980.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 98572.

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Baltimore
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126k

The Navy Flying Boat NC-1 at Halifax, Nova Scotia alongside USS Baltimore (CM 1) on 8 May 1919.

Library of Congress photo # LC-DIG-ggbain-28793

Tom Kermen
Baltimore
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The Navy Flying Boat NC-1 at Halifax, Nova Scotia alongside USS Baltimore (CM 1) on 8 May 1919.

Library of Congress photo # LC-DIG-ggbain-28791

Tom Kermen
Baltimore
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The Navy Flying Boat NC-1 at Halifax, Nova Scotia alongside USS Baltimore (CM 1) on 8 May 1919.

Library of Congress photo # LC-DIG-ggbain-28792

 
Baltimore
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The Navy Flying Boats NC-1 and NC-3 at Halifax, Nova Scotia alongside USS Baltimore (CM 1) on 8 May 1919.

Library of Congress photo # LC-DIG-ggbain-28789

Tom Kermen
Baltimore 131k

USS Baltimore (CM 1) Mine handling operations on board the ship, 1920. Note what appears to be a mine elevator at left. Donation of Commander Christopher Noble, USN (Retired), February 1967.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 56330.

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Baltimore 129k

USS Baltimore (CM 1) Crewmen pose with a mine on board the ship, 1920. Note what appears to be a mine elevator at left. Donation of Commander Christopher Noble, USN (Retired), February 1967.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 56331.

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Baltimore 79k

USS R-5 (SS 82) Underway in Pearl Harbor, circa 1923-1930. USS Baltimore (CM 1) is moored in the background, with USS Sanderling (AM 37) tied up alongside. Both of these ships were then out of commission. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 79747.

USNHC
Baltimore 93k

Hulk of ex-USS Baltimore (CM 1) Moored in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, circa late 1941.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 52421.

USNHC

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Schley, Winfield Scott, CAPT   RADM 01/07/1890 - 1892
Day, Benjamin Franklin, CAPT     07/12/1894 - 02/17/1896
Decommissioned     02/17/1896 - 10/12/1897
Dyer, Nehemiah Mayo, CAPT     1898 - 1899
Decommissioned     09/27/1900 - 05/06/1903
Decommissioned     05/15/1907 - 01/20/1911
Rust, Armistead, CDR     10/26/1911 - 07/02/1912
Decommissioned     09/20/1912 - 03/08/1915
Marshall, Albert W., CAPT     ~1918
Cluverius Jr., Wat Tyler 1896 ADM 1/12/1919 - 06/1919

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


USS BALTIMORE (C 3 / CM 1) 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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