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USS Manila



Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Philippines Campaign Medal

Steel-hulled Schooner:
  • Laid down at Leith, Scotland in 1881, for Spain as a transport
  • Launched, 1883
  • Ran aground at Bakor Bay, Philippine Islands, 4 May 1898
  • Abandoned by the Spanish, taken over by the US Navy
  • Commissioned, USS Manila, 29 July 1898, LCDR. Frederick Singer in command and assigned to the Asiatic Squadron
  • During the Philippine Insurrection, 1899-1900, USS Manila participated in the following actions:
    Philippines Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Bombardment of San Fabian, 7 to 9 November 1899 Luzon Gulf expedition, November 1899
    Capture of Zamboanga, 16 November 1899  

  • Decommissioned, 1 July 1903, at Navy Yard Mare Island, CA.
  • Placed in service as a prison ship at Mare Island in 1907
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Sold, 7 May 1913, to J.W. Strong, for $7019.16, removed from Mare Island by towing to the Union Iron Works in San Francisco.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,750 t.
    Length 226' 9"'
    Beam 31' 2"'
    Draft 13'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement 102
    Armament 2 4" gun mounts, 4-27mm, 2 6-pdrs, 2 25mm
    Propulsion coal fired boilers, compound reciprocating steam engine, and sail

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    Manila 198k Broadside view of USS Manila at Mare Island Navy Yard, 20 June 1892.
    Mare Island Naval Ship Yard photo # MINSY Manila 062002, Navy photo, 6/20/1902
    Darryl Baker
    Solace 3502k USS Manila (right) and USS Solace (left) moored pierside at Mare Island Navy Yard in September 1899.
    File name: MINSY Sep 1899 03 Solace AH 2 Manila.
    Darryl Baker
    Manila 169k USS Manila at Mare Island Navy Yard, in 1902.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 46625
    Mike Green
    Manila 161k USS Manila out of commission at the Mare Island Navy Yard after 1903. She may have been in use as a prison ship at this time.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 494
    Mike Green
    Manila 371k USS Manila in dry dock #1 at Navy Yard Mare Island in the early 1900's. A barge which, possibly an ash lighter, is under construction on the dry wall to the right.
    Mare Island Naval Ship Yard photo # MINSY Manila DD1 c 1907, Navy Photo
    Darryl Baker
    Manila 139k USS Manila at Mare Island Navy Yard, 18 to 31 July 1913 while serving as a prison ship.
    Mare Island Naval Shipyard Yard photo # MINSY BK 622 08, Navy Photo 5288, 18-31 July 1913
    Darryl Baker
    Manila 554k USS Manila and possibly USS Mars (Collier No. 6) and several unidentified ships form the backdrop as submarine USS K-8 (SS-39) arrives at Mare Island on her commissioning day, 1 December 1914. Darryl Baker
    Manila 188k Port side view of USS Manila at Mare Island in 1914 shortly before removal from the yard.
    Mare Island Naval Ship Yard photo # MINSY Manila c 1914, Navy Photo
    Darryl Baker

    USS Manila
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
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