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USS ALBANY (Protected Cruiser/PG 36/CL 23)

Displacement 3,340 Tons, Dimensions, 354' 9.5" (oa) x 43' 9" x 17' 6" (Max)
Armament 6 x 6"/30, 4 x 4.7", 10 x 6pdr, 4 x 1pdr, 4 Machine guns, 2 Field Pieces, 3 Torpedo Tubes.
Speed, 20.52 Knots, Crew 353.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid as AL-MIRANTE ABREU for the Brazilian Navy in 1898 by Armstrong, Whitworth & Co, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England
Purchased while still on the ways by the United States Navy on 16 March 1898 to prevent her being acquired by the Spanish Navy
Launched as ALBANY in 1899
Commissioned 29 MAY 1900
Reclassified PG 36 17 JUL 1920
Reclassified CL 23 08 AUG 1921
Decommissioned 10 OCT 1922
Stricken 03 NOV 1929
Fate: Sold for scrap 11 SEP 1930
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Philippine Campaign Medal - Mexican Service Medal - World War I Victory Medal w/ESCORT Clasp

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USS Albany, in white and spar color scheme, date and location unknown.

From the collection of the late Antoni Blasi.

Col·lecció Antoni Blasi, via Camil Busquets
244k Protected cruiser USS Albany in dry dock Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1903. Image courtesy of J. Briggs Sr. This is a family photo more than 100 yrs old. Robert Hurst
56k Protected cruiser USS Albany at Santa Monica, California, 8-10 September 1909. Photographer and author unknown. Robert Hurst

USS Dewey (Dry Dock # 1) with protected cruiser USS Albany docked, circa 1910.

From a vintage postcard.

Robert Hurst

USS Albany (CL 23) starboard beam view, at anchor.

U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships photo in the National Archives #80-G-479701.

Robert M. Cieri
282k Port side view while at anchor at the Astoria, Oregon Regatta probably in the 1915-1916 timeframe. (photo cleaned up by Tom Kermen) Robert M. Cieri
265k USS Albany (CL 23) a Bureau of Ships photo in the National Archives #19-N-11963. Robert M. Cieri
143k Port side view while at anchor in Shanghai, China, circa 1920-1922. David Wright

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Craig, Joseph Edgar, CAPT 1865   05/29/1900 - 02/11/1902
Rodgers, John Augustus, CDR 1868   02/11/1902 - 06/1904
Decommissioned     06/1904 - 06/10/1907
Mayo, Henry Thomas, CAPT 1876 RADM 06/10/1907 - 10/03/1908
Benson, William Shepherd, CAPT 1877 ADM 10/03/1908 - 07/13/1909
Oliver, James Harrison, CDR 1877 RADM 07/13/1909 - 03/31/1910
Williams, Clarence Stewart, CDR 1884 RADM 03/31/1910 - 11/29/1911
Jackson, Richard Harrison, CDR 1887 RADM 11/29/1911 - 10/06/1912
Bristol, Mark Lambert, CDR 1887 RADM 10/11/1912 - 12/23/1913
Alexander, George Andrew, LT 1906   04/17/1914 - 12/04/1914
Murfin, Orin Gould, CDR 1897 ADM 05/12/1916 - 06/18/1917
Raby, James Joseph, CDR 1895 RADM 06/18/1917 - 04/24/1918
Watts, William Carleton, CDR 1898 RADM 04/24/1918 - 08/05/1920
Richardson, Louis Clark, CDR 1897   08/05/1920 - 12/13/1921
Briggs, Zeno Everett, CAPT 1898   12/13/1921 - 10/10/1922

(Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves - Photos courtesy of Bill Gonyo)

USS ALBANY (Protected Cruiser/PG 36/CL 23) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Not Applicable To This Ship

Additional Resources
Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.
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