Bancroft served both the U. S. Navy and the Revenue Cutter Service.
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|113||Photographed in 1893 soon after completion
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 56333
|153k||At anchor, at New York, during the Columbian Naval Parade, 27 April 1893
Photo courtesy of DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University
|77k||Dressed with flags, circa 1893-98.
Halftone photograph, published in Uncle Sam's Navy, 1898.
U.S. Navy photo NH 56334
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|102k||Firing a salute in 1898.
U.S. Navy photo NH 56338
|59k||Commander Richardson Clover, USN (1846-1919)
Photograph taken circa 1898. As the Chief of the Office of Naval Intelligence, he served on the Naval War Board in March-April 1898, and commanded USS Bancroft during the rest of the
Naval Historical Center photo NH 51660
|100||Underway off Boston, Massachusetts, on 25 October 1902. Modified with a reduced rig for gunboat duty in 1896, she had just recommissioned on 6 October 1902 for service in the Caribbean
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 56337
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 56335
|336k||U.S. Coast Guard photo||Mike Green|
|150k||The Itasca in Naples, Italy on a cadet training cruise.
U.S. Coast Guard photo
|114k||U.S. Coast Guard photo|
|589||Ink drawing by unknown artist||Tommy Trampp|
Probably while under Navy control during World War I. She has been rearmed, visible guns including two smaller ones in the former port side sponsons and a larger one on the forecastle. In late 1918 she was listed with 2-3"/50 and 2-6pdr guns
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 53281
|66k||Photo from the 1919 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships||Robert Hurst|
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