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USS SAN FRANCISCO (C 5) /
USS TAHOE (CM 2) /
USS YOSEMITE (CM 2)


Drawing courtesy of Robert Jensen


CLASS - SAN FRANCISCO
Displacement 4,083 Tons, Dimensions, 324' 6" (oa) x 49' 6" x 22' 4" (Max)
Armament 12 x 6"/30, 4 x 6pdr, 4 x 3pdr, 2 x 1pdr.
Armor, 2" Shields, 3" Deck, 3" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 10,500 IHP; 2 Horizontal, Triple Expansion Engines, 2 screws
Speed, 19 Knots, Crew 383.
Operational and Building Data
Launched by Union Iron Works, San Francisco, CA 26 OCT 1889
Commissioned 15 NOV 1890
Decommissioned 25 OCT 1898
Commissioned 02 JAN 1902
Decommissioned 31 DEC 1904
Converted to Mine Vessel June 1908
Commissioned 29 NOV 1911
Decommissioned 06 JUN 1916
Commissioned 18 OCT 1916
Reclassified CM 2 17 JUL 1920
Decommissioned 24 DEC 1921
Renamed Tahoe
Renamed Yosemite 01 JAN 1931
Stricken 08 JUN 1937
Fate: Sold for scrap to Union Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore MD 20 APR 1939


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San Francisco 29k Starboard Bow, Undated. USN
San Francisco
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USS San Francisco in an Italian port.

From the collection of the late Antoni Blasi.

Col·lecció Antoni Blasi, via Camil Busquets
San Francisco
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Enlisted navy personnel aboard the cruiser USS San Francisco (C 5). Photo taken sometime between the years 1890 to 1901.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress

Bill Gonyo
San Francisco
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  USS San Francisco (C 5) underway at an unknown location circa 1895-1898.

Source: Library of Congress, Photo No. LC-D4-20933

Mike Green
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USS San Francisco (C 5) Halftone photograph, published in Uncle Sam's Navy, 1898. San Francisco is dressed with flags, with the Italian ensign at her mainmast peak, possibly during her 1895-96 European Squadron service.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. #NH 44247.

USNHC/PAHRC
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USS San Francisco (C 5) in 1903, as rebuilt without yards and masts.

USN Photo.

Robert Hurst
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271k The decommissioned USS San Francisco (C 5) sits moored in the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia in 1905.

Library of Congress Photo.

Bill Gonyo

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Sampson, William T., CAPT RADM 11/15/1890 - 06/1892
Shepard, Edwin Malcolm, CAPT   11/21/1894 - 1896
Leary, Richard Phillips, CAPT   1898 - 10/25/1898
Decommissioned   10/25/1898 - 01/02/1902
Walker, Asa, CAPT RADM 01/02/1902 - 11/1903
Decommissioned   12/31/1904 - 11/29/1911
Cottman, Vincendon Lazarus, CAPT   08/29/1911 - 1912
Belknap, Reginald Rowan, CAPT   12/12/1914 - 12/16/1915
Decommissioned   06/06/1916 - 10/18/1916
Butler, CDR   10/18/1916
Gannon, Sinclair, CAPT RADM no date - 1918
Butler Jr., Henry Varnum, CAPT   1918
MacArthur III., Arthur, CAPT   ~1919 - 1920
Lackey, Henry Ellis, CAPT RADM ~1920 - 12/24/1921
Green   03/09/1934
Kirk, CDR   07/01/1936
Bowman, CDR   05/26/1936

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


USS SAN FRANCISCO (C 5) /
USS TAHOE (CM 2) / USS YOSEMITE (CM 2) 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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