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USS RESOLUTE (Auxiliary Cruiser)

CLASS - N/A
Displacement 4,175 Tons, Dimensions, 310' (oa) x 40' x 18' (Max)
Armament 4 x 6-pdrs
Armor, n/a
Machinery, n/a
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
Acquired from Old Dominion S.S. Co. by the US Navy on 21 APR 1898
Commissioned as RESOLUTE 11 MAY 1898
Decommissioned 15 DEC 1899
Transferred to War Dept. 22 JAN 1900 and renamed Rawlins
Returned to merchant service in 1902 operating under the names Powhatan, Cuba, and Seneca.
Fate:Burned and sank in New York in 1926. Refloated 02 SEP 1928 and subsequently scrapped.
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Spanish Campaign Medal

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Resolute
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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

Mike Green
Resolute
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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

Mike Green
Resolute 54k

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.

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Resolute
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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

Mike Green
Resolute
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100k Auxiliary cruiser USS Resolute underway, entering an unknown harbor circa 1898-1899.

Library of Congress, Photo # LC-D4-20103

Mike Green

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Easton, Joseph G., CDR   05/11/1898 -
Drake, Franklin Jeremiah., CAPT RADM ~1898

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


USS RESOLUTE 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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