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|NR||TYPE OF THE NEW COAST DEFENSE MONITORS SOON TO BE BUILT.|
(From drawings made by the Bureau of Construction and Repair, Navy Department.)
|Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 29 September 1898, Image 8, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|177k||"U.S. Monitors Arkansas (M-7), Connecticut (M-8), Florida (M-9) and Wyoming (M-10)". |
Pen and ink side elevation and plan view, by the Bureau of Construction and Repair. These monitors (numbers 7-10, respectively) were built under the 1898 ship construction program. Connecticut was renamed Nevada in January 1901, after launching but more than two years before completion.
|U.S. Naval Historical Center photo # NH 61879.|
|71k||Holland (SS-01), at the US Naval Acadamy, Annapolis, MD., circa 1901-1902. The crew on deck are, L to R: Harry Wahab, chief gunner's mate; Kane; Richard O. Williams, chief electrician; Chief Gunner Owen Hill, commanding; Igoe; Michael Malone; Barnett Bowie, Simpson, chief machinist mate, and Rhinelander.
The two vessels on the right are monitors. The inboard vessel has only one turret and is probably one of 3 monitors: Arkansas (M-7), Nevada(M-8) or Florida (M-9). The outboard 2 turreted monitor is also one of 3 probables: Amphitrite (BM-2), Terror (M-4) or Miantonomah (BM-5).
|USN photo courtesy of the US Naval Historical Center.|
|94k||Florida (M-9) under construction at Crescent Shipyard, Elizabethport, NJ., circa 1901-03. Another characteristic of the "New Navy" monitors was the towering stack.||USN photo courtesy of Andrew Toppan / Hazegray & Underway.
Text courtesy of "Monitors of the U.S. Navy, 1861-1937", pg 44, by Lt. Richard H. Webber, USNR-R. (LOC) Library of Congress, Catalog Card No. 77-603596.
|207k||Review of the North Atlantic Fleet, Florida (M-9).||Photo courtesy of SK/3 Tommy Trampp.|
|NR||MIDDIES FROM NAVAL ACADEMY WHO DESCEND UPON WASHINGTON IN THREE MONITORS||Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo courtesy of The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.] 1902-1939, 28 August 1905, Evening, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|533k||Post card of the Florida (M-9). Image taken from a photo by Enrique Muller, 1905.||Photo courtesy of SK/3 Tommy Trampp.|
|647k||Florida (M-9) Crew.||Photo courtesy of SK/3 Tommy Trampp.|
|58k||The monitors (front to back, left side) Puritan (BM-1), Nevada (M-8), & Florida (M-9) with the cruisers (front to back, right side) Denver (C-14), Cleveland (C-19), & Tacoma (C-18), steam in line abreast, circa probably mid-late 1900's.||USNI / USN photo.|
|72k||Florida (M-9) photographed by Robert Enrique Muller in 1904, while serving with the Coast Squadron trained midshipmen on summer cruises, and operated along the east coast and in the Caribbean waters.||Photo courtesy of greatwhitefleet.info, by William Stewart.
Text courtesy of DANFS.
|NR||ON BOARD THE MONITOR FLORIDA (M-9)||Image and text provided by University of Florida.|
Photo by The Pensacola Journal.(Pensacola, Fla.) 1898-1985, 25 February 1906, 2nd Section, Image 9, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|1.20k||AN IMPOSING SPECTACLE|
Birds-eye View Showing Position of Fleet in Naval Review at Oyster Bay.
|Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.|
Photo & text by The Salt Lake Herald. (Salt Lake City [Utah) 1870-1909, 04 September 1906, Image 7, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|NR||UNCLE SAM SACRIFICES WARSHIP BY GIVING MONITOR FLORIDA (M-9) AS TARGET FOR THE NAVY TO PRACTICE ON.||Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC|
Photo courtesy of Evening Star. (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 01 March 1908, Image 48, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|NR||SOLID SHOT AND SHRIEKING SHELL FOR BATTLESHIP FLORIDA ON THE ATLANTIC; FLOWERS AND CHEERS FOR HER SISTER ON THE PACIFIC
THE MONITOR BATTLESHIP FLORIDA (M-9), SHOWING POINTS IN THE SHOOTING POINT EXPERIMENT.
|Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia,WA.|
Photo by The Seattle Star. (Seattle, Wash.) 1899-1947, 27 April 1908, Last Edition, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|NR||MAKING A TARGET OF A WARSHIP.
United States coast defence monitor Florida (M-9) which is to be fired upon by her sister ship, the Arkansas (M-7), this month.
|Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo courtesy of New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 03 May 1908, Image 57, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|1.10k||Florida (M-9) before her mast.||National Archives Identifier: 45698806
Local Identifier: 181-V-0557
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
|1.22k||Florida (M-9) looks to meet an unsteady mast on 14 May 1908.
She appears here in a more settled state on the 13th.
The ship just aft of the monitor is an armored cruiser of the Tennessee class, but from this angle it is hard to say which. The cruiser Olympia (C-6) is the ship just to the right in the photo.
|Photo i.d. courtesy of Robert Jensen.|
National Archives Identifier: 52556161 & (Insert-52556153)
Local Identifier: 181-V-0585 & (Insert-181-V-0581)
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov & catalog.archives.gov
|NR||VICTORY FOR TURRET
THE FLORIDA (M-9) BOMBARDED.
New Fighting Mast Not Brought Down by Big Guns' Fire.
MONITOR CRIPPLED BY TORPEDO TEST
Injuries to the Florida Greater Than First Reported
DAMAGE EXCEEDED HAVOC OF SHELLS
Vessel Shudders and Reels Under Awful Blow While Pumps Prevent Sinking
|Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC. |
Photo courtesy of The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 27 May 1908, Last Edition, Image 1, & 14 June 1908, Images 1 & 2, & New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 28 May 1908, Image 1 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|NR||ONE OF THE MOST PEACEFUL NAVAL BATTLES EVER FOUGHT IN U. S. WATERS
Naval men have been greatly interested in the experiments in gun fire with the Florida (M-9) as a target. The ironclad was subjected to the same fire that she would have undergone in battle. This is a photo-diagram showing how the Florida was bombarded by the Arkansas (M-7). The cross indicates where big shell struck Florida's turret. The new fighting tower, little damaged by twelve and four-inch shells, is also shown.
|Image and text provided by Indiana State Library.|
Photo by The Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telegram. [volume] (Richmond, Ind.) 1907-1939, 01 June 1908, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|406k||Florida (M-9) in an environment foreign to her name.||Photo from Charles T. Wilder collection courtesy of David Way.|
|755k||Norfolk VA, Brown Avenue 26 October 1908. On the left is an Arkansas class monitor. Moving right there are several torpedo boats, then an A-class submarine, probably Moccasin (SS-5) along with the Holland (SS-1).||Photo & text i.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston (USNR) from NARA.|
|113k||Commander Jehu Valentine Chase was the Commanding Officer of the Tallahassee (M-9) in 1910.||Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress via Bill Gonyo.|
|453k||The New Battleship Masts||Image and text provided by Oklahoma Historical Society.
Photo courtesy of The Beaver Herald. (Beaver, O.T. [Okla.]) 1895-1923, 16 February 1911, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|NR||Poor Old San Marcos (nee Texas) to be Annihilated by Shots from Monitor Tallahassee (M-9) (nee Florida).||Image and text provided by Oklahoma Historical Society.|
Photo courtesy of Tulsa Daily World. (Tulsa, Indian Territory [Okla.]) 1905-1919, 14 April 1911, MORNING EDITION, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|6.50k||U.S. Monitor Tallahassee in 1912.||National Archives Identifier: 45513870
Photo by Paul Verkin, courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
|1.25k||Tallahassee at Key West depot, 23 February 1914.||National Archives Identifier: 52556149
Local Identifier: 26-LG-32-38D
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
|1.29k||U.S. Monitor Florida (M-9) in Dry Dock, Balboa, CZ, 1910's.||National Archives Identifier: 100995150
Local Identifier: 185-G-286
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
|NR||A Plea for the Monitor in Coast Defence
Tallahassee, ex-Florida (M-9).
Pictured also are the Canonicus, Amphitrite (BM-2), & Monterey (BM-6).
|Image and text provided by West Virginia University
Photo courtesy of The Sunday Telegram. (Clarksburg, W. Va.) 1914-1927, 19 March 1916, THIRD SECTION, Image 27, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|73k||The submarines K-5 (SS-36) and K-6 (SS-37) alongside the monitor Tallahassee, ex-Florida (M-9) at Hampton Roads, Virginia, 19 December 1916.||Photo from National Archives & Record Administration (NARA), Record Group 19-N, Box 33. Courtesy of Dan Treadwell.|
|766k||U.S. Monitor Tallahassee in a storm, 1917.||National Archives Identifier: 45513474
Photo by Enrique Muller Jr, courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
|376k||A guest studies a painting depicting the history of battleships. The artwork was painted by George Skybeck and presented to the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association during their annual banquet at Honolulu, Hawaii, on 8 December 1991.||USN photo # DN-SC-92-05391, by PHC Carolyn Harris, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.|
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