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USS MONTGOMERY - ANNISTON (C 9)

CLASS - MONTGOMERY
Displacement 2,090 Tons, Dimensions, 269' (oa) x 37' x 16' 8" (Max)
Armament 9 x 5"/40, 6 x 6pdr, 2 x 1pdr, 3 x 18" tt..
Armor, 7/16" Deck, 2" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 5,400 IHP; 2 Vertical, Triple Expansion Engines, 2 screws
Speed, 18 Knots, Crew 274.
Operational and Building Data
Launched 05 DEC 1891 by the Columbia Iron Works, Baltimore, MD
Commissioned 21 JUN 1894
Decommissioned 15 SEP 1900
Commissioned 15 MAY 1902
Decommissioned 15 SEP 1904
Commissioned 02 JAN 1908
Renamed Anniston 14 MAR 1918
Decommissioned 16 MAY 1918
Stricken 29 AUG 1919
Fate: Sold for scrap 14 NOV 1919

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Montgomery 56k

At sea under steam and sail, circa 1894-97, with laundry drying on her foremast rigging and many crewmen on deck. Courtesy of Captain R.H. Johnson, 1932.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #45718.

USNHC
Montgomery 66k

Port bow view, circa 1894-99.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #45717 .

USNHC
Montgomery
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86k USS Montgomery (C 9), as completed, anchored at an unknown location circa 1894-1900.

Source: Library of Congress, Photo #LC-D4-20630

Mike Green
Montgomery
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338k Moored at Key West, 1898. Arnold Putnam
Montgomery
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110k USS Montgomery (C 9) firing last salute to Spanish flag at Havana, Cuba in mid-1898.

Library of Congress, Photo # LC-D4-20631

Mike Green
Montgomery
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2.25m Moored starboard side to, possibly in Philadelphia, 30 January 1908. Darryl Baker
Montgomery
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3.1m Moored starboard side to, possibly in Philadelphia, 30 January 1908. Darryl Baker

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Davis II, Charles Henry, CDR 1864   06/21/1894 - 07/01/1896
Converse, George Albert, CAPT 1865 RADM 07/23/1897 - 04/01/1899
Merrell, John Porter, CDR 1867   04/01/1899 - 09/15/1900
Decommissioned     09/15/1900 - 05/15/1902
Patch, Nathaniel Jordan Knight, CDR 1869   07/15/1902 -
Curtis, Clinton Kidd, CDR 1869   02/06/1904 - 03/21/1904
Young, Lucien, CDR 1873 RADM 03/21/1904 - 09/15/1904
Decommissioned     09/15/1904 - 01/02/1908
Simpson Jr., Edward, CDR 1880 RADM 01/02/1908 - 07/21/1908
Strauss, Joseph, CDR 1885 ADM 07/21/1908 -
Chase, Volney Ogle, CDR 1885   05/03/1910 - 1911
Kaiser, Louis Anthony, LCDR 1889   05/01/1912 - 1913
Sinclair, Hugh, CHGUNNER     01/05/1916 - 11/01/1916
McCarthy, Stephen, CHBOSN     11/01/1916 - 04/03/1917
Bostwick, Lucius Allyn, CDR 1890   04/03/1917 - 08/1918
Wait, William Bell, CDR     09/30/1918 - 04/03/1919
Sawyer, Warren Lockhardt, LCDR (USNRF)     12/09/1918
Roper, Walter Gordon, CDR 1898   04/03/1919 - 05/16/1919

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


USS MONTGOMERY - ANNISTON (C 9) 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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