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|97k||USS Lebanon at the Boston Navy Yard in 1898, probably when preparing for Spanish-American War service. The ship had been
built for the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad to move coal along the East Coast, and because she was designed to tow coal barges while carrying coal in her holds she
was sometimes called a "big steam tug." Note the open hatch covers forward and aft.
US National Archives, RG-19-N box 1. Photo # 19-N-1425 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|131k||USS Lebanon "talking at sea" with signal flags off Cuba during the Spanish American war. The contemporary handwritten caption
explains that "As the vessels seldom come within speaking distance at sea, the flags tell the news, and pass the orders over the miles of intervening water." Lebanon
served primarily as a collier during the 1898 war.
US Naval History and Heritage Command., Photo # NH 105292, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|81k||USS Lebanon in port with "R" type submarines alongside, circa 1919.
Among the boats present are USS R-3 (Submarine # 80), second from the left; and USS R-9 (Submarine # 86), second from the from right
US Navy photo # NH 77275 courtesy of Mrs. C.R. DeSpain, 1973. From the scrapbooks of Fred M. Butler now in the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
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|575k||USS Lebanon at anchor in the Hudson River in October 1912 during that year's Presidential Naval Review.||Photo - Darryl Baker
Caption - Robert Hurst
|256k||USS Lebanon at anchor, date and location unknown. "Fighting Ships of World War I" (1919).||Darryl Baker|
|98k||USS Lebanon with a gunnery target alongside circa 1920-1921. After 1911 the ship's primary function was towing and repairing gunnery targets for the Atlantic Fleet.
US Navy photo, courtesy Shipscribe.com
|51k||USS Lebanon towing a target raft with panels erected for short-range gunnery practice. A tug is turning in the foreground.
Photographed by Francis Sargent from a nearby battleship. US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 101080 from the collection of Francis Sargent, courtesy of CDR. John Condon, USN, 1986.
|82k||Sailors and Marines eating a noon-time meal, probably at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, circa the mid-"teens." The ships in the distance are
the minelayer (former cruiser) USS San Francisco (C-5), in the center, and the target towing and repair ship USS Lebanon, to the right.
US Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo #: NH 100788, courtesy Carter Rila, 1986.
|01||LCDR. Forse, Charles Thomas||16 April 1898 - 15 April 1899|
|Decommissioned||15 April 1899 - 11 August 1905|
|02||CAPT. McDonald, George||11 August 1905 - ?|
|03||MASTER, Merithew, J. (Naval Auxiliary Service)||15 November 1906 - ?|
|04||CHBOSN, Crone, Christian||1913|
|05||BOSN. Huford, Harry Norman||1916 - 20 July 1917|
|06||LT. Macklin, Thomas||20 July 1917 - 15 August 1921- 15 August 1921|
|07||LT. David, Bertram||15 August 1921 - 6 February 1922|
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