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CLASS - N/A
Displacement 4,175 Tons, Dimensions, 310' (oa) x 40' x 18' (Max)
Armament 4 x 6-pdrs
Speed, 16 Knots, Crew 87
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid as the iron passenger liner YORKTOWN on 10 FEB 1894 at Delaware River Shipbuilding & Engine Works, Chester, PA
21 APR 1898 Acquired from Old Dominion S.S. Co. by the US Navy.
11 MAY 1898 Commissioned as RESOLUTE.
15 DEC 1899 Decommissioned.
22 JAN 1900 Transferred to War Dept.and renamed RAWLINS.
27 JUL 1901 Sold to Merchants & Miners Transportation Company.
1902 Returned to merchant service in 1902 under then name POWHATAN.
15 DEC 1916 Collided with SS TELENA and beached.
1920 Rebuilt and renamed CUBA
30 DEC 1927 As SENECA, burned and sank at Hoboken, NJ
Fate: 02 SEP 1928 Refloated and subsequently scrapped
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|133k||S.S. Yorktown flying a flag bearing her name on her
foremast in commercial service with the Old Dominion Steamship Co., which
operated her and her sister Jamestown between New York and Norfolk.
The Yorktown as acquired by the U.S. Navy in April, 1898 and commissioned
USS Resolute one month later..
U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 44064
|129k||USS Resolute on 12 May 1898, three days after commissioning.
She is probably at the New York Navy Yard loading supplies for her first
Navy voyage and may be in dry-dock.
U.S. National Archives, RG-19-A-1, Photo No. 19-N-19-17-11
USS Resolute Off Portsmouth, New Hampshire, possibly while transporting Spanish prisoners of war in July 1898. Photographed by Miss E. J. Trenchard. Courtesy of Edward Trenchard, 1907.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 44063.
|132k||USS Resolute on 9 December 1898, during or soon after
fumigation for an outbreak of yellow fever on board.
U.S. National Archives, RG-19-N box 57, Photo No. 19-N-15011, ex 19-17-14
|100k||Auxiliary cruiser USS Resolute underway, entering
an unknown harbor circa 1898-1899.
Library of Congress, Photo # LC-D4-20103
SS Powhatan (ex-USS Resolute) shortly after being pulled off the mud flats in Chesapeake Bay, circa 1918.
The American Marine Engineer January 1918 cover photograph.
|Easton, Joseph G., CDR||05/11/1898 -|
|Drake, Franklin Jeremiah., CAPT||RADM||~1898|
(Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves - Photos courtesy of Bill Gonyo)
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