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USS PHILADELPHIA (C 4/IX 24)

CLASS - PHILADELPHIA
Displacement 4,324 Tons, Dimensions, 335' (oa) x 48' 6" x 23' 5" (Max)
Armament 12 x 6"/30, 4 x 6pdr, 4 x 3pdr, 2 x 1pdr.
Armor, 3" Shields, 4" Deck, 3" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 10,500 IHP; 2 Horizontal, Triple Expansion Engines, 2 screws
Speed, 19 Knots, Crew 384.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 22 MAR 1888 by William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, PA
Launched 07 SEP 1889
Commissioned 28 JUL 1890
Decommissioned 18 DEC 1897
Commissioned 09 JUL 1898
Decommissioned 22 SEP 1902
Designated as Receiving Ship 12 MAY 1904
Designated as Prision Ship 04 NOV 1912
Designated as Receiving Ship 19 JAN 1916
Reclassified IX 24 17 JUL 1920
Stricken 24 NOV 1926
Fate: Sold at public auction at the Puget Sound Navy Yard in 1927 to Louis Rotherberg.

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Philadelphia 24k Starboard Bow, Undated. USN
Philadelphia
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439k At anchor location unknown, circa 1890's. John Chiquoine
Philadelphia
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Port bow view of the USS Philadelphia (C 4) in 1892-1893.

Library of Congress, Photo #LC-D4-20878

Colin P. Varga/Mike Green
Philadelphia
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USS Philadelphia (C 4) at anchor, in 1892.

Imperial War Museum photo.

Robert Hurst
Philadelphia 137k

USS Philadelphia (C 4) - Halftone photograph, copyright 1892 by J.S. Johnston, New York, and published in Uncle Sam's Navy, 1898. middle or later 1890s.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 42603.

Fred Weiss/USNHC
Philadelphia 84k

USS Philadelphia (C 4) Photographed by Thomas, Port Angeles, Washington, during the middle or later 1890s. Collection of Rear Admiral Ammen Farenholt, USN(MC), 1931.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 42604.

Fred Weiss/USNHC
Philadelphia
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Port bow on view of the USS Philadelphia (C 4) at anchor with boats out between 1890-1901 at an unknown location .

Library of Congress, LC-D4-20099

Mike Green
Philadelphia
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Starboard broadside image of the USS Philadelphia (C 4) underway between 1890-1901 at an unknown location.

Library of Congress, LC-D4-20094

Mike Green
Philadelphia 285k The USS Philadelphia (C 4) is at the seawall at Mare Island in Dec 1899. Darryl Baker
Philadelphia 321k Bow view of the USS Philadelphia (C 4) is in the Mare Island channel on 5 Dec 1899. Darryl Baker
Philadelphia 322k Stern view of the USS Philadelphia (C 4) is in the Mare Island channel on 5 Dec 1899. Darryl Baker
Philadelphia 472k Bow view of the USS Philadelphia (C 4) is in the Mare Island channel on 14 Aug 1902. Mare Island is in the backgrond. Darryl Baker
Philadelphia 24k Philadelphia as IX 24. While undated, this picture is after May 1904 when she was designated a receiving ship at Puget Sound Navy Yard. Gunter Krebs
Philadelphia
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225k Undated image of the receiving ship USS Philadelphia (IX-24) at her moorings, in Puget Sound. Robert Hurst
Philadelphia
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269k Postcard of Philadelphia between May 1904 and November 1912 or January 1916 and November 1926 when she was used as a Receiving Ship at Bremerton Washington. Tommy Trampp

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Bradford, Robert Forbes, CAPT   07/28/1890 -
Cotton, Charles Stanhope, CAPT   08/24/1894
Decommissioned   12/18/1897 - 07/09/1898
Wadliegh, George Henry, CAPT   0701/1898
White, Edwin, CDR   09/01/1897 - 12/18/1897
Bertolette, Levi Calvin, CDR   01/03/1910
Bradshaw, George Brown, CDR   09/11/1911
Hinds, Alfred Walton, CDR   08/19/1914

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


USS PHILADELPHIA (C 4/IX 24) 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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