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USS Justin


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Spanish Campaign Medal

Schooner / Collier:
  • Launched in 1891 at R. Dixon & C0., Middlesbrough, England as a merchant ship
  • Purchased by the US Navy from Browring and Archibald and commissioned USS Justin, 27 April 1898, CDR. George E. Ide in command
  • Decommissioned, 7 February 1899, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. for lengthening
  • Recommissioned, 24 September 1900, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. and assigned to duty in the Far East
  • While at Guam Justin rescued the crew of USS Yosemite when Yosemite was driven out to sea in a typhoon on 13 November 1900
  • Decommissioned 20 December 1915, at Mare Island Navy Yard
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,419 t.
    Length 287' 6"
    Beam 39"
    Draft 19'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement 35
    Armamenttwo 6-pdrs
    Propulsion steam

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    Justin 49k USS Justin in port, circa the late 1890s or early 1900s.
    US Navy photo # NH 52373 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    US Naval Historical Center
    Justin 77k Port bow view of USS Justin In drydock at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. Shipyard logs show her in #1 dry dock from 21 June to 5 July 1899.
    US Navy photo # NH 71754 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy of the San Francisco Maritime Museum, 1970
    US Naval Historical Center
    Justin 110k Stern view of USS Justin in drydock at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. Shipyard logs show her in #1 dry dock from 21 June to 5 July 1899.
    US Navy photo # NH 52372 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Justin 119k USS Justin probably shown in her configuration while on the Asiatic Station between 1900 and 1907. Modifications amidships include the removal of the platform around the smokestack and the fitting of open bridge wings, a framework for a canvas cover over the conning position, and lifeboats. The ship has an open well between the poop and the long amidships island but its bulwarks rise to the same height as the islands.
    US National Archives, RG-19-A-1, Photo No. 19-N-17-19-7, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Mike Green
    Justin 220k USS Justin with the supply ship USS Glacier inboard at Mare Island Navy Yard sometime between 1908 and 1915. Note the striking differences between the former Australian passenger and frozen meat liner (Glacier) and the former tramp freighter (Justin), which were built only a year apart.
    Photo courtesy Shipscribe.com
    Mike Green
    Justin 244k USS Justin in the Mare Island channel, The shipyard logs indicate she was at the yard from 21 September to 29 November 1908.
    US Navy photo file name: Justin DD 319-1, Navy Photo, Circa 1908
    Darryl Baker
    Vulcan 62k USS Justin is behind and to the right of USS South Dakota (ACR-9) at Mare Island Navy Yard circa January 1913. USS Annapolis is outboard of USS Justin. USS Justin and USS Annapolis are at the yard's coal station. A rare image of the shipyard's stiff-legged derrick with her steam driven winch is to the left of USS South Dakota. Darryl Baker
    Justin 50k USS Justin after the expansion of her amidships superstructure and the addition of a raised navigating bridge. She retains her short well deck forward. .
    US Navy photo # NH 105251 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, donation of CAPT. Stephen S. Roberts, USNR (Retired), 2007.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Justin 47k USS Justin underway, probably in a US west coast harbor, circa 1910-1915. The original image was printed on postal card ("AZO") stock.
    US Navy photo # NH 104082 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Justin 46k USS Justin coming alongside another ship, with fenders rigged along her starboard side, circa 1912-1915. Photographed by Wilkinson. The original photograph is printed on post card ("AZO") stock.
    US Navy photo # NH 92195 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, collection of Thomas P. Naughton, 1973.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Justin 73k USS Justin alongside USS Denver (Cruiser # 14), circa 1912-1915.
    US Navy photo # NH 93063 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, collection of Hubert C. Rickert, courtesy of Daniel Rickert, 1981.
    US Naval Historical Center

    USS Justin
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and heritage Command
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