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USS YOSEMITE (Auxiliary Cruiser)

CLASS - N/A
Displacement 6,179 Tons, Dimensions, 389' 2'' (oa) x 48' 0" x 20' 1" (Max)
Armament 2 x 5", 6 x 6-pdrs, 2 Colt Machine Guns.
Armor, n/a
Machinery, n/a
Speed, 16 Knots, Crew 285.
Operational and Building Data
Originally build as the merchant steamer El Sud by the Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Newport News, VA in 1892
Acquired by the US Navy from Southern Pacific Co. on 06 APR 1898 and renamed Yosemite
Commissioned 13 APR 1898
Fate: Scuttled on 15 NOV 1900 after receiving extensive damage from a hurricane while anchored in Apra Harbor, Guam.

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USS Yosemite (1898-1900) Photographed in 1898. Ship ahead of her may be USS Yankee.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 43670.

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Yosemite 114k

USS Yosemite (1898-1900) Photographed during the Spanish-American War, 1898.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 2763.

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149k USS Yosemite at the New York Navy Yard on 26 April 1899. Note the 5" guns on her stern.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 51420

Mike Green
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130k USS Yosemite at New York in postwar white livery on 26 April 1899. Yosemite departed New York on 10 May 1899 and arrived at Guam on 7 August 1899 via the Suez Canal.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 201

Mike Green
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135k USS Yosemite photographed circa 1899 in an unidentified port, perhaps overseas. She has dressed ship, possibly for a U.S. national holiday.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 82134

Mike Green

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Emory, William Hemsley, CDR 1866   04/13/1898 -
Ide, George, CDR 1865   12/02/1898 - 11/15/1900

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


USS YOSEMITE 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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