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USS Cumberland (II) (IX-8)
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USS Cumberland (II) (Training Ship #1) (1904 - 1920)

International Radio Call Sign:
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - World War I Victory Medal
Bottom Row - American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Cumberland Class Training Ship:
  • Laid down, 21 January 1904, at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
  • Launched, 17 August 1904
  • Commissioned 20 July 1907
  • USS Cumberland was one of two steel-hulled ships used to train landsmen and apprentices
  • Designated Unclassified Miscellaneous (IX-8), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 31 October 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 13 December 1946
  • Final Disposition, delivered to the War Shipping Administration for disposal 22 July 1947
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,800 t.
    Length 211' 7"
    Beam 45' 8"
    Draft 16' 5"
    Complement 336
    Armament 6 4" guns
    Propulsion Sail (bark rigged)
    Auxiliary Power, coal fired boiler, compound reciprocating engine to supply electrical power

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    Cumberland 182k USS Cumberland (Training Ship #1) on the building ways at Boston Navy Yard shortly before her launching, 14 August 1904. Cumberland, her sister ship USS Intrepid, and the wooden brig USS Boxer, were the last sail-only-powered ships built by the US Navy.
    US Navy photo, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-10842-3494
    Stephen P. Carlson Preservation Specialist Boston NHP
    Cumberland 185k USS Cumberland (Training Ship #1) on the building ways at Boston Navy Yard shortly before her launching, 14 August 1904. Cumberland, her sister ship USS Intrepid, and the wooden brig USS Boxer, were the last sail-only-powered ships built by the US Navy.
    US Navy photo, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-10842-4868
    Stephen P. Carlson Preservation Specialist Boston NHP
    Cumberland 103k Crowds gather at Boston Navy Yard for the launching of USS Cumberland (Training Ship #1), 14 August 1904.
    US Navy photo, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-10842-1
    Stephen P. Carlson Preservation Specialist Boston NHP
    Cumberland 132k USS Cumberland (Training Ship #1) slides down the building ways at Boston Navy Yard, 14 August 1904.
    US Navy photo, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-10842-2
    Stephen P. Carlson Preservation Specialist Boston NHP
    Reina Mercedes 216k Post card image of Reina Mercedes, USS Cumberland (Training Ship #1) and USS Constellation serving as Receiving/Training Ships at Newport, R.I., circa 1905 to 1911. Arnold A. Putnam
    Cumberland 107k USS Cumberland (Training Ship #1) nears completion at Boston Navy Yard, 29 June 1907.
    US Navy photo, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-10842-56
    Stephen P. Carlson Preservation Specialist Boston NHP
    Cumberland 80k USS Cumberland (Training Ship #1) at Boston Navy Yard, 3 July 1907, shortly before her commissioning..
    US Navy photo, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-10842-55
    Stephen P. Carlson Preservation Specialist Boston NHP
    Cumberland 117k USS Cumberland (Training Ship #1) moored pierside at Naval Training Station, Newport, R.I., circa 1907. Note the 4-inch guns in her starboard gun ports.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 55531
    Mike Green
    Cumberland 239k USS Cumberland (Training Ship #1) training new recruits at Newport, R.I., circa 1910.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 78687
    Mike Green
    Cumberland 88k USS Cumberland (Training Ship #1) with an incoming draft of men paraded in her rigging, deck and superstructure, at St. Helena Training Station, 27 February 1919.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Catalog # S-220.04
    Mike Green
    Cumberland 68k USS Cumberland (IX-8) moored at US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD., date unknown. Richard Leonhardt
    Reina Mercedes 54k Vessels present in US Naval Academy basin, circa the 1920s or 1930s are (from left to right center) USS SC-229, Reina Mercedes (IX-25) and USS Cumberland (IX-8).
    US Navy photo # NH 105485. Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008.
    Ramon Jackson
    YP-21 170k YP-21 formerly the Coast Guard's CG-199 is in the foreground along with some sisters, probably including YP-10 and YP-11. The USS Cumberland (IX-8), in the background, is serving as a barracks ship for mess attendants at the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD., in June 1938.
    US Naval History and Heritage photo # NH 66890
    Mike Green
    Reina Mercedes 54k USS Cumberland (IX-8), right, and Reina Mercedes (IX-25), left, serving as Barracks/Accommodation Ships, Naval Station Annapolis MD., 1939. In the foreground is the Naval Academy sail training yacht, Alligator. Ric Hedman
    Reina Mercedes 54k Reina Mercedes (IX-25), left, and USS Cumberland (IX-8), right, serving as Barracks/Accommodation Ships, Naval Station Annapolis MD., circa 1930.
    From the collection of CAPT. Normam J. Sampson and his sister.
    Bob Sampson
    Reina Mercedes 59k USS Cumberland (IX-8), right, and Reina Mercedes (IX-25), left, serving as Barracks/Accommodation Ships, Naval Station Annapolis MD. In the foreground are the Naval Academy's sail training yachts, Alligator, Bullfrog, Crocodile and Turtle, circa 1939 Ric Hedman

    USS Cumberland (II) (IX-8)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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