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USS NEW ORLEANS (Protected Cruiser/PG 34/CL 22)

Displacement 3,769 Tons, Dimensions, 354' 5" (oa) x 43' 9" x 19' 1" (Max)
Armament 6 x 6"/50 4 x 4.7"/50, 10 x 6pdr, 8 x 1pdr, 3 x 18" tt.
Armor, 4" Shields, 3 1/2" Deck, 4" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 7,500 IHP; 2 vertical, inverted triple expansion engines, 2 screws
Speed, 20 Knots, Crew 365.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid as AMAZONAS for the Brazilian Navy in 1895 by Armstrong, Mitchell and Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne, England
Launched 04 DEC 1896
Obtained by the US Navy on 16 MAR 1898
Commissioned 18 MAR 1898
Decommissioned 06 FEB 1905
Commissioned 15 NOV 1909
Reclassified CL 22 on 08 AUG 1921
Decommissioned 01 NOV 1929
Stricken 13 NOV 1929
Fate: Sold for scrap 11 FEB 1930

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Spanish Campaign Medal - Philippine Campaign Medal - Cuban Pacification Medal
Second Row - China Relief Expedition Medal - Mexican Service Medal - World War I Victory Medal w/ESCORT Clasp

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New Orleans
107k Starboard broadside view of the USS New Orleans underway circa 1899, soon after being commissioned.

Library of Congress, Photo #LC-D4-5521

Mike Green
New Orleans 44k Port bow view, date unknown. USN
New Orleans
32k Port bow view, date and location unknown. Roel Bakels
New Orleans
1.5m New Orleans at anchor, date and location unknown. Thomas Becher
New Orleans
76k San Pedro, California, date unknown Mike Davison
New Orleans 62k

USS New Orleans Docked at the New York Navy Yard, April 1898, immediately after her maiden voyage from England. The receiving ship USS Vermont is at left. Note New Orleans' extra-long commissioning pennant.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 75495 .

New Orleans
220k Stern view of the protected cruiser USS New Orleans at Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1898 shortly after commissioning

Library of Congress, LC-D4-20077

Mike Green
New Orleans
220k Port bow view of the protected cruiser USS New Orleans leaving Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1898 for the Spanish American War.

Library of Congress, LC-D4-20078

Mike Green
New Orleans 62k

USS New Orleans Photographed circa March-April 1898, possibly in a British port prior to her departure for the United States. Note rowing craft in the foreground.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 45112.

New Orleans 62k

USS New Orleans Photographed during the Spanish-American War, 1898.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 45115.

New Orleans 55k

USS New Orleans Halftone photograph, taken during the Spanish-American War and published in the book War in Cuba, 1898. Courtesy of Alfred Cellier, 1977.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 85648.

New Orleans 53k

USS New Orleans Dressed with flags, 1898. Note this British-built cruiser's elaborate stern decoration, and the civilian rowboat in foreground.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 45116.

New Orleans
172k USS New Orleans in New York Harbor, copyright by Enrique Muller, October 1899 and published by The Rotograph Company of New York. Robert M. Cieri
New Orleans

Port bow view of the protected cruiser U.S.S. New Orleans underway between 1900 and 1901 at an unknown location.

Library of Congress, LC-D4-20072

Mike Green
New Orleans
376k Stern area while moored at Mare Island, 27 January 1905 Darryl Baker
New Orleans
424k Midships looking aft while moored at Mare Island, 27 January 1905. Darryl Baker
New Orleans
225k Late afternoon view of her at Mare Island 27 January 1905 Darryl Baker

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Nazro, Arthur Phillips, LCDR 1869   03/18/1898 - 04/18/1898
Folger, William Mayhew, CAPT 1865   04/18/1898 - 08/02/1899
Longnecker, Edwin, CAPT     08/02/1899 - 08/08/1900
Green, James G., CAPT     08/08/1900 - 02/04/1901
Sperry, Charles Stillman, CAPT 1866 RADM 02/04/1901 - 01/10/1903
Ingersoll, Royal Rodney, CDR 1868 RADM 01/10/1903 - 05/27/1903
Blockinger, Gottfried, CDR 1868   05/27/1903 - 10/23./1903
Harber, Giles Bales, CAPT 1869 RADM 10/23/1903 - 02/06/1905
Decommissioned     02/06/1905 - 11/15/1909
Wells, Roger, CDR 1864   11/15/1909 - 10/25/1910
Miller, William Gardner, CDR 1885   10/25/1910 - 02/14/1912
Keller, Henry Rupert, LTJG 1907   02/14/1912 - 12/31/1913
Irwin, Noble Edward, CDR 1891 RADM 12/31/1913 - 08/13/1915
Campbell, Edward Hale, CAPT 1893 VADM 08/13/1915 - 03/31/1916
Jenson, Henry Norman, LCDR 1897   03/31/1916 - 04/16/1918
Larimer, Edward Brown, CDR 1899   04/16/1918 - 05/29/1920
Owens, Charles Truesdale, CAPT 1897   05/29/1920 - 11/16/1922

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

View USS New Orleans (CL 22) Library of Congress Images
USS NEW ORLEANS (Protected Cruiser/PG 34/CL 22) 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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