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USS STRINGHAM (Torpedo Boat # 19, TB-19)

CLASS - Stringham As Built.
Displacement 340 Tons.
Dimensions 232' 4" (oa) x 22' x 6' 6".
Armament 4 x 6 pdr., 2 x 18" tt.
Speed 30 Knots, Crew 59.

Operational and Building Data
Builder Harlan & Hollingsworth, Wilmington, Del.
Launched 10 June 1899.
Commissioned 7 November 1905.
Decommissioned 21 November 1913.
Stricken 26 November 1913 .
Fate sold on 18 May 1923 to E. L. Hurst of Roanoke Dock for scrapping.

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Stringham 8kSilas Horton Stringham (7 November 1798 - 7 February 1876) was an admiral in the United States Navy. Born in Middletown, New York, Stringham served in the United States Navy from the War of 1812 through the American Civil War. During the War of 1812, he served in the frigate President and took part in the engagements with the British ships Little Belt and Belyidere. He subsequently served in Spark in the campaign against Algerian corsairs and later, while attached to Hornet with the West India Squadron, participated in the capture of the slaver Moscow. During the Mexican War, he commanded the ship-of-the-line Ohio and took part in the attack on Vera Cruz. He was a flag officer in command of a Union Blockading fleet off the Virginia and North Carolina coast at the beginning of the American Civil War. He fought at the Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries early in the war. He was Commissioned Rear Admiral in July 1862, his Civil War service included command of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Rear Admiral Stringham died in Brooklyn, New York.NHC
Stringham 209kUndated, engines installed in hull of USS Stringham (TB-19) during the ship's construction. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 19-N-15-13-23.Mike Green
Stringham 130kUndated, boiler ready for installation on USS Stringham (TB-19). Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 19-N-15-13-24.Mike Green
Stringham 127kUndated photo of USS Stringham (TB-19) underway. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 63735.Mike Green
Stringham 183kUSS Stringham (TB-19) fully plated prior to her 10 June 1899 launching at Harlan & Hollingsworth shipyard, Wilmington, Delaware. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 19-N-15-13-11.Mike Green
Stringham 69kNHC photo KII-100032-KN. Early 1900's post card by Souvenir Post Card Co. of New York. Courtesy of R. D. Jeska 1984.Terry Miller, Executive Director, Tin Can Sailors Inc.
Stringham 158kUSS Stringham (TB-19), 1 April 1902. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 19-N-16-11-8.Mike Green
Stringham 132kUSS Stringham at the Jamestown Naval Review, 1907. Her dark “torpedo-boat green” finish is in sharp contrast to the white-and-buff of the Maine (BB-10)-class battleship in the background. Photo from Jane's Fighting Ships 1914 and NHC photo 63736.Robert Hurst/Terry Miller, Executive Director, Tin Can Sailors Inc.

USS Stringham TB-19 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LT Albert Henry MacCarthy    Nov 7 1905 - ?
LT Willis McDowell    ? 1907 - ?
LTJG Russell Sydnor Crenshaw    ? 1912 - ?

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Destroyer History Foundation
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