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CLASS - COLUMBIA
Displacement 7,375 Tons, Dimensions, 413' 1" (oa) x 58' 2" x 25' 7" (Max)
Armament 1 x 8"/40, 2 x 6"/40, 8 x 4"/40 12 x 6pdr, 4 x 1pdr, 4 x 14" tt..
Armor, 4" Shields, 4" Deck, 5" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 21,000 IHP; 3 Vertical, Inverted, Triple Expansion Engines, 3 screws
Speed, 21 Knots, Crew 477.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 16 DEC 1891 by the William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, PA
Launched 12 AUG 1893
Commissioned 13 DEC 1894
Decommissioned 18 AUG 1898
Commissioned 23 APR 1902
Decommissioned 02 JUN 1903
Commissioned 05 OCT 1903
Decommissioned 17 NOV 1906
Commissioned 02 JUL 1917
Reclassified on 17 JUL 1920 as CA 17
Decommissioned 15 MAR 1921
Stricken 05 AUG 1921
Fate: Sold for scrap 05 AUG 1921
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USS Minneapolis, date and location unknown.
From the collection of the late Antoni Blasi.
|Col·lecció Antoni Blasi, via Camil Busquets|
|71k||Portside view while underway, date and location unknown.||Tommy Trampp / Thomas Becher|
|442k||Port quarter view while at anchor, date and location unknown. From the collection of Willard E. Spencer, Jr.||Sheila Spencer Lein|
USS Minneapolis (Cruiser No. 13) on builder's trials in 1894. She is flying the flag of her builder, William Cramp & Sons of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 46173.
|1.2m||Portside view while underway in 1894 that someone attempted to colorize.||Darryl Baker|
|272k||USS Minneapolis (Cruiser No. 13) at anchor in 1896.||Robert Hurst|
USS Minneapolis (Cruiser No. 13) Photographed while at anchor, 1898.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 63591.
USS Minneapolis (Cruiser No. 13) photographed circa August 1898 by C.E. Bolles, Brooklyn, New York. USS Columbia (Cruiser No. 12) is in the right distance.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 46172.
USS Minneapolis (Cruiser No. 13) At anchor in 1898, with USS Texas coaling in the left distance. The original photograph was published on a stereograph card by J.F. Jarvis, Washington, D.C., 1898. Note Minneapolis' bow decoration, anchor and anchor chain. Donation of Louis Smaus, 1985.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #100346.
Crewmen on the ship's fore deck in 1898. Photographed and published on a stereograph card by B.W. Kilburn, Littleton, New Hampshire, in 1898. Note Minneapolis' armored conning tower, located under her wooden pilothouse. Courtesy of Commander Donald J. Robinson, USN(MSC), 1979.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #89084.
|445k||A Postcard of the cruiser Minneapolis in the Bay of Villefranche sur Mer, in the south of France taken before 1900.||David Lacroix|
USS Minneapolis (Cruiser No. 13) Photographed in May 1904. Courtesy of Howard I. Chapelle, Smithsonian Institution.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #46176.
|Postcard Image is from Enrique Muller in 1904 showing the USS Minneapolis passing down New York Bay on her way to sea. Original Undivided Back Postcard by The American News Company of New York||Duane Bass|
Port side view while at anchor in Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, MA, in 1905. The 2 ships behind the Minneapolis in the photo appear to be Dixie Class Destroyer Tenders or Auxiliary Cruisers. There is also another Columbia class Cruiser at the far left of the photo.
Photo 1A-06791 from the Detroit Publishing Co. collection at the U.S. Library of Congress
|1.1m||From right to left are the decommissioned ships Katahdin, Columbia (Cruiser No. 12), and Minneapolis (Cruiser No. 13) moored at League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pa. circa 1907.||Ron Reeves|
USS Minneapolis (Cruiser No. 13) Photographed circa 1918.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #46188.
USS Minneapolis (Cruiser No. 13) In drydock, receiving a mine defense installation (probably a paravane skeg), 1918.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #46189.
USS Minneapolis (Cruiser No. 13) Painted in "dazzle" camouflage, 1918.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #46198.
USS Minneapolis (Cruiser No. 13) View looking aft, during convoy escort operations in 1918. Extra coal, to increase her steaming range, is stowed in bags on deck.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 46193.
|97k||Starboard quarter view, at Mare Island, CA sometime after 15 March 1921 when she was decommissioned. Here waiting to be scrapped.||Jon Burdett|
|Wadleigh, G. H., CAPT||1864||RADM||12/13/1894 -|
|Sands, James Hoban, CAPT||1864||RADM||06/1897 - 07/07/1897|
|Jewell, Theodore Frelinghuysen, CAPT||1865||03/05/1898|
|Goodrich, Caspar Frederick, CAPT||1865||06/10/1898 - 08/18/1898|
|Decommissioned||08/18/1898 - 04/23/1902|
|Chambers, Washington Irving, CAPT||1876||04/23/1902 -|
|Decommissioned||06/02/1903 - 10/05/1903|
|Marix, Adolph, CAPT||1868||RADM||10/05/1903 -|
|Miller, James Madison, CAPT||1867||07/23/1906 - 11/17/1906|
|Decommissioned||11/17/1906 - 07/02/1917|
|Christy, Harley Hannibal, CAPT||1891||VADM||07/02/1917 - 08/17/1917|
|Snyder, Charles Philip, CAPT||1896||ADM||08/17/1917 - 08/03/1918|
|Brinser, Harry Lerch, CDR||1899||RADM||08/03/1918 -|
|Dodd, Edwin Horace, CAPT||1900||10/10/1919 - 03/15/1921|
(Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves - Photos courtesy of Bill Gonyo)
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