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USS WINSLOW (Torpedo Boat # 5, TB-5)

CLASS - Foote As Built.
Displacement 142 Tons.
Dimensions 161' 6 3/4" (oa) x 16' 3/8" x 5'.
Armament 3 x 1 pdr., 3 x 18" tt.
Speed 24.82 Knots, Crew 20.

Operational and Building Data
Builder Columbian Iron Works and Dry Dock Co., Baltimore, Md.
Laid down 8 May 1896.
Launched 8 May 1897.
Commissioned 29 December 1897.
Decommissioned 12 July 1910.
Fate sold to H. Hanson of New York City.

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Winslow 65kRear Admiral John A. Winslow, USN (1811-1873), was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1811. He entered the Navy as a Midshipman in 1827, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1839 and to Commander in 1855. During the Mexican War, he was commended to gallantry for his activities at Tobasco. Soon after the outbreak of the Civil War, Commander Winslow was assigned as Executive Officer of the Western Gunboat Flotilla. He was injured while commanding the incomplete ironclad river gunboat Benton in the Fall of 1861 and spent several months recovering. Promoted to Captain in July 1862, Winslow returned to the Mississippi area for further service, but was detached late in the year. He took command of USS Kearsarge in April 1863. Over the next year and a half, Captain Winslow patrolled European waters in search of Confederate raiders, keeping his ship and crew well-prepared for combat. On 19 June 1864, he led them to victory in one of the Civil War's most notable naval actions, the battle between USS Kearsarge and CSS Alabama. Winslow was promoted to the rank of Commodore as a result of this action. He became a Rear Admiral in 1870 and commanded the Pacific Squadron from then until 1872. Rear Admiral John A. Winslow died on 29 September 1873, soon after retiring from active naval service.NHC
Winslow 33kUSS Winslow (Torpedo Boat # 5) underway, undated, location unknown. U.S. National Archives, RG-19-N-LCM. Photo # 19-N-12400.Robert Hurst
Winslow 152kUndated, The Battle of Cardenas. The torpedo boat Winslow, the revenue cutter Hudson, (centre), and the gunboat Wilmington are show under fire. Original source unknown. Image and text from Building The Mosquito Fleet: The U.S. Navy's First Torpedo Boats, by Richard V. Simpson.Robert Hurst
Winslow 207kUndated, The Battle of Cardenas, with the Winslow under fire. In this view, the revenue cutter Hudson and the gunboat Wilmington return fire on the Winslow. Painting by William Ritschel. Image and text from Building The Mosquito Fleet: The U.S. Navy's First Torpedo Boats, by Richard V. Simpson.Robert Hurst
Winslow 128kUndated, U.S. Navy torpedo boats at dock in Newport Harbor at Goat Island. from left to right are USS Winslow, USS Stiletto, USS Morris and USS Porter. The Fall River - New York overnight steamer Pilgrim is in the far left background. NTS Photograph. Image and text from Building The Mosquito Fleet: The U.S. Navy's First Torpedo Boats, by Richard V. Simpson.Robert Hurst
Winslow 106kPhoto from 1890 at Newport, RI, from Raymond Strout's album of pin-hole camera pics.Jonathan Eno
Winslow 158kU.S.S. Winslow in dry dock, Brooklyn Navy Yard between 1897 and 1901. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.Bill Gonyo
Winslow 222kCrewmen on the deck of USS Winslow. Image from Harper's New Monthly Magazine, November 1898. Image and text from Building The Mosquito Fleet: The U.S. Navy's First Torpedo Boats by Richard V. Simpson.Robert Hurst
Winslow 165kUSS Winslow, alongside other unidentified torpedo boats, location unknown. Image from Harper's New Monthly Magazine, November 1898. Image and text from Building The Mosquito Fleet: The U.S. Navy's First Torpedo Boats by Richard V. Simpson.Robert Hurst
Winslow 226kPhoto #: NH 100415. USS Winslow (TB-5) photographed circa 1898, with a small "water taxi" rowing past her bow. Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1985. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Terry Miller, Executive Director, Tin Can Sailors Inc./Robert Hurst
Winslow 99kPhoto #: NH 63746. USS Winslow (TB-5) off Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1898. The Neafie & Levy shipyard is in the background. The original photograph was copyrighted by William H. Rau, 1898. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Terry Miller, Executive Director, Tin Can Sailors Inc.
Winslow 49kBattle damage inflicted to the bridge of the torpedo boat USS Winslow (Torpedo Boat # 5). Photo taken on 11 May 1898 after the Second Battle of Cardenas. US Navy photo.Robert Hurst
Winslow 202kNewspaper drawing of the Winslow dated May 24 1898.Mike Mohl
Winslow 83kPhoto #: NH 89287. USS Winslow (TB-5) repairs in work on the ship's "turtle back" bow, "the place where Ensign (Worth) Bagley and companions met their death" in action off Cardenas, Cuba, on 11 May 1898. The original photograph was copyright 1898 by B.W. Kilburn, and published on a stereograph card by James W. Davis, New York, St. Louis, Liverpool, Toronto, Sydney. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.NHC
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Article from New Harpers Weekly Magazine - 1898
Tommy Trampp
Winslow 138kPhoto #: 19-N-14-24-12. Torpedo Boats at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York In November 1900. They are, from left to right: USS Winslow (Torpedo Boat # 5); USS Ericsson (Torpedo Boat # 2); USS Cushing (Torpedo Boat # 1); USS MacKenzie (Torpedo Boat # 17); and USS Porter (Torpedo Boat # 6). Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.NHC

USS Winslow TB-5 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LT John Baptiste Bernadou    Dec 29 1897 - ?

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