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USS RALEIGH (C 8)

CLASS - CINCINNATI
Displacement 3,200 Tons, Dimensions, 305' 10" (oa) x 42' x 20' 2" (Max)
Armament 1 x 6"/40, 10 x 5"/40, 8 x 6pdr, 4 x 1pdr, 4 x 18" tt..
Armor, 2 1/2" Deck, 2" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 10,000 IHP; 2 Vertical, Triple Expansion Engines, 2 screws
Speed, 19 Knots, Crew 312.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 19 DEC 1889 at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
Launched 31 MAR 1892
Commissioned 17 APR 1894
Decommissioned 10 JUN 1899
Commissioned 5 JAN 1903
Decommissioned 12 OCT 1907
Commissioned 21 FEB 1911
Decommissioned 21 APR 1919
Stricken 05 AUG 1921
Fate: Sold for scrap to Henry A. Hitner's Sons Co., Philadelphia PA 5 AUG 1921

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Raleigh
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43k 31 March 1892 launching photo of the Cincinatti class cruiser USS Raliegh (C 8) at Norfolk Navy Yard. Mike Green
Raleigh 78k

Halftone photograph taken circa 1894-97 and published in Uncle Sam's Navy, 1898.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #44191.

USNHC
Raleigh 66k

USS Raleigh (C 8) photographed circa 1894-99. Identification on the original photo of this ship as Cincinnati is incorrect. Details of bow decoration confirm that this cruiser is really Raleigh.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #44367.

USNHC
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
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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
Raleigh 41k

Wreck of the Spanish cruiser Castilla off Cavite, shortly after the battle. In the background are (left-to-right): USS Olympia, USS Baltimore, USS Raleigh and two merchant ships. Copied from the USS Baltimore album, Lot S-519, page 27.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #101344.

USNHC
Raleigh 62k

Photograph copyrighted 1898 by C.H. Graves, Philadelphia, and printed on a stereograph card. Raleigh is painted as she was during, and for several months after, the Spanish-American War. Courtesy of Commander Donald J. Robinson, USN(MSC), 1975.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #82659.

USNHC
Raleigh 55k

Photographed in a U.S. east coast port, circa April 1899, following her return from Asiatic waters. Note sailing craft and tug in the area. Courtesy of Paul Silverstone, 1982.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #93847.

USNHC
Raleigh 237k

Starboard Bow View, 1900.

Image # (19-N-6819)

National Archives
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.

National Archives
Raleigh 681k

In Dry Dock # 2 at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 10 August 1915. From left to right: USS Intrepid (Receiving ship Mare Island and Out of Commission), Submarine Tender USS Cheyenne (IX 4), H-1 (SS 28), H-2 (SS 29) are just visible along side), USS Ohio (BB 12) (head of dry dock), New York State Nautical School Ship Newport (PG 12) (Rear of dry dock), and USS Raleigh (C 8) (Far right at the pier).

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 59443.

U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Darryl Baker.
Raleigh 780k In Dry Dock # 2 at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 10 August 1915. From left to right: USS Intrepid (Receiving ship Mare Island and Out of Commission), Submarine Tender USS Cheyenne (IX 4), H-1 (SS 28), H-2 (SS 29) are just visible along side), USS Ohio (BB 12) (head of dry dock), New York State Nautical School Ship Newport (PG 12) (Rear of dry dock), and USS Raleigh (C 8) (Far right at the pier). U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Darryl Baker.

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Miller, Merrill, CAPT   04/17/1894 - ~1896
Barclay, Charles James, CAPT   12/26/1986 -
Coughlan, Joseph Bulloch, CAPT   ~1898 - ~ 1899
Decommissioned   06/10/1899 - 01/05/1903
Nazro, Arthur Phillips, CDR   01/05/1903
Fletcher, Frank Friday, CDR ADM 1905
Decommissioned   10/12/1907 - 02/21/1911
Magruder, Thomas Pickett, CDR   ~ 1914
Stearns, Clark Daniel, CDR   ~1915
Lang, Charles Jonas, CDR   1916

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


USS RALEIGH (C 8) 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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