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Displacement 10,499 Tons, Dimensions, 585" (oa) x 63' 3" x 29' (Max)
Armament 8 x 5", 8 x 6pdr.
Machinery, 18,000 HP, Triple Expansion Reciprocating Steam Engines, 2 screws.
Speed, 20 Knots, Crew 407.
Operational and Building Data
Built in 1888 as CITY OF NEW YORK by J. & G. Thompson, Clydebank, Scotland, for the Inman Line
Transferred to American registry under the American Line in 1893 as NEW YORK.
Chartered and Commissioned 26 APR 1898 at New York, and renamed HARVARD
Decommissioned 2 SEP 1898 at New York Navy Yard, reverted to name NEW YORK and returned to civilian service
Chartered by the Navy 9 MAY 1918 for use as a troop transport
Commissioned as PLATTSBURG 24 May 1918
Decommissioned 6 OCT 1919, reverted to name NEW YORK returned to civilian service
Sold to the Polish Navigation Co. in 1920
Fate: Sold for scrap 1923
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|113k||CITY OF NEW YORK at anchor in Liverpool, England sometime prior to 1893.||Michael Pocock|
Underway, sometime in 1898.
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities of Boston, Ma. (Negative #4245) Stebbins Collation.
USS Harvard off Santiago, Cuba. The ship was named Harvard and was chartered and commissioned by the Navy on 26 APR 1898. Originally the ship was employed as a scout cruiser. When no longer needed as a scout in the Caribbean, Harvard was sent back to the United States. On 10 July 1898, she was temporarily turned over to the War Department, and returned to Santiago de Cuba to transport troops back to the United States. Harvard arrived back at New York 27 August and decommissioned 2 September 1898 at New York Navy Yard..
Stevens-Coolidge Place Collection.
|261k||Painting of SS NEW YORK/USS PLATTSBURG sometime after her 1903 conversion.||Michael Pocock|
|79k||Painted in Mackay "low visibility" camouflage,
while operating as a transport in 1917. She later became USS Plattsburg
(ID # 1645). Courtesy of International Mercantile Marine Company, New
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 42619.
|80k||In drydock at Liverpool, England, on 12 April 1917, showing
mine damage received on 9 April, while she was approaching Liverpool at
the end of a trans-Atlantic trip. Among the ship's passengers on this
voyage was Rear Admiral William S. Sims, USN, who was assigned to the
British Admiralty as the U.S. Navy's representative. Note the large hole
in New York's hull side below the waterline, the U.S. flag neutrality
marking (the United States had entered World War I after the ship began
this trip), and her forward port side deck gun. Photographed by H. Dowden.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 45136.
|73k||Mine damage to the ship's port side, forward, received on
9 April 1917, while she was approaching Liverpool, England, at the end
of a trans-Atlantic trip. Photographed by H. Dowden on 12 April, while
New York was in drydock at Liverpool. The view looks aft from the dock's
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 45137.
|101k||At the New York Navy Yard on 7 June 1918, shortly before
her first trans-Atlantic voyage as a U.S. Navy ship. She has been freshly
painted in pattern camouflage.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 43047.
|73k||Starboard side view while tied to a mooring buoy, circa
1918, while wearing pattern camouflage. The original image is printed
on postal card ("AZO") stock. Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski,
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 103078.
|122k||Starboard quarter view At Brest, France, 23 September 1918.
Built in 1888 as the passenger liner City of New York and later
renamed New York, this ship briefly served as USS Harvard
between 26 April and 2 September 1898. On 9 May 1918, following employment
as a civilian-operated troop transport, S.S. New York was chartered
by the Navy and, on 24 May 1918, placed in commission as USS Plattsburg.
She was returned to her owners on 6 October 1919.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 42410.
Halftone reproduction of a photograph of the USS Plattsburg (ID-1645) in harbor, 1919. This view was published in 1919 as one of ten images in a "Souvenir Folder" concerning USS Plattsburg. Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008
US Naval Historical Center Photo # NH 106050.
|Halftone reproduction postcard of U.S.M.S. New York.||Tommy Trampp|
|Cotton, C.S., CAPT||04/26/1898 -|
|Decommissioned||03/16/1899 - 05/01/1903|
|Decommissioned||09/25/1906 - 06/15/1908|
Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.
SS City of New York By Michael Pocock
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