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Concord (PG 3)
ex-Gunboat No. 3



Call sign (1909):
Nan - Dog - Pup


Concord served the U. S. Navy, the Washington Naval Militia, the Public Health Service and Coast Guard.


Yorktown Class Gunboat:

  • Laid down in May 1888 by N. F. Palmer, Jr. and Co., Chester, PA
  • Launched 8 March 1890
  • Completed 15 May 1889
  • Commissioned USS Concord, Gunboat No. 3, 14 February 1891
  • Decommissioned 27 May 1896 at San Francisco, CA
  • Recommissioned 22 May 1897
  • Decommissioned 26 February 1902 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA
  • Recommissioned 15 June 1903
  • Decommissioned 25 August 1904 at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
  • Recommissioned 16 September 1905
  • Decommissioned 4 November 1909 at Puget Sound Navy Yard
  • Struck from the Navy list 12 July 1910
  • Reinstated on the Navy list 23 December 1910
  • Recommissioned 15 June 1911
  • Assigned as a barracks ship for Washington State Naval Militia at Seattle, WA
  • Transferred to the Treasury Department 15 June 1914 and served as quarantine station vessel for the Public Health Service and Coast Guard at Astoria, OR
    1920 Ships' Data, U.S. Naval Vessels lists transfer date to Treasury Department as 22 April 1915
  • Struck from the Navy list 31 December 1915
  • Designated PG-3, 17 July 1920
  • Returned to Naval custody 19 March 1929
  • Sold 28 June 1929
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,710 t.
  • Length 245'
  • Beam 36'
  • Draft 14'
  • Speed 16.8 kts.
  • Complement 195
    1914 - 185
  • Armament: Six-6" breech-loading rifles, two 6-pounders, two 3-pounder rapid firing guns, two 37mm Hotchkiss revolving cannon and two Gatling guns
    1905 - Gatling guns replaced by two .30 cal. machine guns
    1910 - Added two additional 3-pounders
    1911 - Three 6"/30 rapid fire mounts, one 4"/40 rapid fire mount and four 3-pounder rapid fire mounts
  • Propulsion: Four locomotive cylinderical boilers, two 3,405ihp horizontal triple-expansion engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Concord 467k Photo from The American Navy; Belford, Middlebrook and Co., Chicago - 1898 Thomas Becher
    Concord 108k Photo from "Life and Heroic Deeds of Admiral Dewey: Including Battles of the Philippines" Globe Bible Publishing Co., Philadelphia 1899 John Kohnen
    Concord 84k Imperial War Museum photo Courtesy U.S. Warships of World War I Mike Green
    Concord 64k . Robert Hurst
    Bennington 74k In San Francisco Bay, California, circa the 1890s.
    Collection of Lieutenant Commander Abraham DeSomer, donated by Myles DeSomer, 1975.
    Note: The subject of this photograph was originally identified as USS Bennington (Gunboat 4). However, the ship's distinctive bow decoration confirms that she is
    actually Concord.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 82133
    Naval Historical Center
    Bennington 321k Philadelphia (Cruiser No. 4), at right, and a gunboat off the Mare Island Navy Yard waterfront, during the mid-1890s. The latter is either Concord or USS Bennington (Gunboat No. 4)
    Photo from the William H. Topley Collection, courtesy of Charles M. Loring, Napa, Ca, 1972
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 76115
    Robert Hurst
    Concord 139k In harbor, circa 1891.
    Note: The inscription at the bottom of this photograph identifies this ship as USS Bennington (Gunboat 4). However, her distinctive bow decoration confirms that she is actually Concord
    U.S. Navy photo NH 19-N-11225
    Naval Historical Center
    Concord 133k At anchor, at New York during the Columbian Naval Parade, on 27 April 1893
    Photographed by: Loeffler, (1864-1946), courtesy of DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University
    Robert Hurst
    Concord 52k c. 1895 Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center
    Concord 61k Photographed in Far Eastern waters, 1898, wearing wartime gray paint.
    Courtesy of Mrs. D.M. Corn, Las Cruces, NM, in memory of Dr. K.L. Rosencrance, 1970.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 71781
    Naval Historical Center
    Concord 86k Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898. Photograph of a contemporary artwork, depicting Concord in action during the Battle.
    Courtesy of Mr. L.Y. Spear, Electric Boat Company, Groton, CT, 1948.
    U.S. Navy photo NR&L(O) 18227
    Concord 3m Newspaper article from "The Call" San Francisco, CA 24 May 1899 Michael Mohl
    Bennington 321k Warships of the U.S. Pacific Squadron in the moonlight, during a Latin American cruise, circa 1903-04. USS New York (Armoured Cruiser No. 2) is in the left centre. The other two ships listed in no particular order are Concord and USS Bennington (Gunboat No. 4).
    Donation of William L. Graham, 1977
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 85693
    Robert Hurst
    Concord 125k Bow view of Concord showing the crowd during her commissioing at Mare Island on 15 June 1903.
    U.S. Navy photo PG 3 002-6-1903
    Darryl Baker
    Concord 147k Stern view of Concord during her commissioing at Mare Island on 15 June 1903.
    U.S. Navy photo PG 3 003-6-1903
    Concord 156k Bow view of Concord during her commissioing at Mare Island on 15 June 1903.
    U.S. Navy photo PG 3 004-6-1903
    Concord 187k Bow view of Concord about to leave Dry Dock No. 1 at Mare Island on 26 June 1903.
    U.S. Navy photo PG 3 001-6-1903
    Concord 109k Starboard bow view of Concord at Mare Island on 26 June 1903.
    U.S. Navy photo PG 3 005-6-1903
    Concord 148k Starboard quarter view of Concord at Mare Island on 26 June 1903.
    U.S. Navy photo PG 3 006-6-1903
    Concord 116k Broadside of Concord and Unadilla (YT 4) at Mare Island on 26 June 1903.
    U.S. Navy photo PG 3 007-6-1903
    Concord 200k Stern view of Concord at Mare Island on 26 June 1903.
    U.S. Navy photo PG 3 008-6-1903
    Concord 140k Concord's 28 foot cutter at Mare Island.
    U.S. Navy photo PG 3 28 ft cutter 001
    Concord 194k
    Bennington 321k U.S. Warships and Revenue Cutters in harbour, probably in Alaskan waters, circa 1904. USS New York (Armoured Cruiser No. 2) is in the right centre. USRC Bear is at left, with (in no particular order), Concord and USS Bennington (Gunboat No. 4) second and third from left.
    Collection of Martin Fenne
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 102741
    Robert Hurst
    Concord 100k Post card dated 1906 Arnold A. Putnam
    Concord 965k Photo from "The Pacific Commercial Advertiser", Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands edition of 4 January 1906 Michael Mohl
    Concord 106k Photo probably taken during her service with the Washington State Naval Militia.
    Photo from the 1914 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst
    Concord 147k c. 2006
    Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA
    One of the 6" guns from Concord was placed in the park in 1911
    Photo by Dana Payne
    Merlin "Rick" Nygren

    Commanding Officers
    01CDR Oliver Ambrose Batcheller, USN - USNA Class of 186314 February 1891
    02CDR Edwin White, USN - USNA Class of 18656 September 1892
    03CDR Casper Frederick Goodrich, USN - USNA Class of 186510 March 1893
    04CDR Seth Mitchell Ackley, USN - USNA Class of 186625 September 1899
    05CDR Harrison Gray Otis Colby, USN - USNA Class of 186712 December 1900 - 10 April 1901
    06CDR William Wirt Kimball, USN - USNA Class of 186910 April 1901 - 26 February 1902
    07CDR Charles Plummer Perkins, USN - USNA Class of 186915 June 1903 - 25 August 1904
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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