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USS DAHLGREN (Torpedo Boat # 9, TB-9)
later renamed Coast Torpedo Boat # 4

CLASS - Dahlgren As Built.
Displacement 146 Tons.
Dimensions 161' 4" (oa) x 16' 4" x 4' 8".
Armament 4 x 1 pdr., 2 x 18" tt.
Speed 30 Knots, Crew 29.

Operational and Building Data
Builder Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine
Launched 29 May 1899.
Commissioned 19 June 1900.
Renamed Coast Torpedo Boat # 4, 1 August 1918.
Decommissioned 11 March 1919.

Fate sold 19 July 1920.

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Dahlgren 29kJohn Adolphus Dahlgren, born 13 November 1809 in Philadelphia, Pa., was appointed a midshipman 1 February 1826, and early became interested in the problems of ordnance. He developed the famous Dahlgren gun, perfected howitzers for use afloat and ashore, organized the Naval Gun Factory, and wrote several significant books on ordnance. From the outbreak of the Civil War until July 1862 he served as Commandant of the Washington Navy Yard where President Lincoln often conferred with him. He then became Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance and on 7 February 1863 was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral. In command of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron (7 July 1863-17 June 1865), he participated in the bombardment of Fort Wagner and cooperated with Sherman in the capture of Savannah and Charleston. After a tour of duty in command of the South Pacific Squadron (1866-1868), he returned to Washington again as Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance. Rear Admiral Dahlgren resigned this job a year later to return to the command of the Navy Yard and Gun Factory. He died in Washington 12 July 1870.NHC
Dahlgren 31kUndated, location unknown.NHC
Dahlgren 96kUSS Dahlgen (TB-9) fitting out at Bath, Maine, in 1899. Photo from "U.S. Warships of World War One", by P.H. Silverstone.Robert Hurst
Dahlgren 239kUSS Dahlgren (TB-9) and USS Craven (TB-10) laid up in a ship-house at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, New Hampshire, 12 December 1900. Note Craven's damaged bow. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No.19-N-15-14-9.Mike Green
Dahlgren 97kNHC photo 63756. The Electric Boat Company facilities at New Suffolk, NY, probably in 1903. Several submarines can be seen at the company's docks. The torpedo boat in the views is USS Dahlgren (TB-9), station ship in New Suffolk in 1903. Courtesy of the Southold Library Whitaker Collection, Southold, NY.Terry Miller, Executive Director, Tin Can Sailors Inc.
Dahlgren 155kStarboard quarter view of the USS Dahlgren (TB-9) underway. Photo shows the ship, probably part of the naval review for President William Howard Taft, in New York City on October 14, 1912.Mike Green

USS Dahlgren TB-9 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Ron Reeves & Wolfgang Hechler

LT Matt Howland Signor    Jun 16 1900 - ?
ENS Frank Lucius Pinney    Oct 24 1902 - ?
LTJG Charles Adams Blakely    ? 1906 - ? 1907 (Later VADM)

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
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Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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