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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
    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 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 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

    View the USS Manila
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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