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USS CINCINNATI (Cruiser No. 7)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: Nan - Dog - Love
(Contributed by John Spivey)

Drawing courtesy of Robert Jensen

Displacement 3,200 Tons, Dimensions, 305' 9" (oa) x 42' x 20' 2" (Max)
Armament 1 x 6"/40, 10 x 5"/40, 8 x 6pdr, 2 x 1pdr, 4 x 18" tt.
Armor, 2 1/2" Deck, 2" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 10,000 IHP; 2 Vertical, Triple Expansion Engines, 2 screws
Speed, 19 Knots, Crew 312.
Operational and Building Data
Launched 10 NOV 1892 by the New York Navy Yard
Commissioned 16 JUN 1894
Decommissioned 14 FEB 1899
Commissioned 02 DEC 1901
Decommissioned 12 OCT 1907
Commissioned 11 OCT 1911
Decommissioned 20 APR 1919
Stricken 05 AUG 1921
Fate: Sold for scrap 04 AUG 1921
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Expeditionary Medal
Second Row - Spanish Campaign Medal - Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal - Yangtze Service Medal

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Undated starboard bow view of the USS Cincinnati (Cruiser No. 7).

Imperial War Museum American First World War Official Exchange Collection, Photo #Q58254.

Mike Green
94k Starboard view of the USS Cincinnati (Cruiser No. 7) at an unknown location circa 1894, in her original configuration.

Library of Congress, Photo # LC-D4-20306

Mike Green
Cincinnati 85k

USS Cincinnati (Cruiser No. 7) Photographed circa 1894-99. Identification on the original photo of this ship as Marblehead is incorrect. Both stern configuration and details of bow decoration confirm that this cruiser is really Cincinnati.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 46635.

Fred Weiss

Port side view while at anchor on 26 July 1895, location unknown. Note the men working over the side.

Historic New England Nathaniel L. Stebbins Collection, Photo No. PC047.02.2050.05705

Mike Green

USS Cincinnati (Cruiser No. 7) at the pier in Key West Circa 1900. Haffenreffer Collection.

Florida Keys Public Libraries photo # MM00046746x.

Robert Hurst
647k Starboard side while at anchor at Mare Island on 27 September 1907. Darryl Baker
663k Figurehead on bow while at Mare Island on 27 September 1907. Darryl Baker
772k Looking forward while at anchor at Mare Island on 27 September 1907. Darryl Baker
778k Looking aft down port side while at anchor at Mare Island on 27 September 1907. Darryl Baker

Asiatic Fleet Ships dressed with flags in honor of George Washington's Birthday, 22 February 1915, probably in a Philippine Islands harbor. The three ships in the distance are (from left to right):

Cincinnati (Cruiser No. 7), Piscataqua (AT 49) ; and Dale (DD 4).

From the collection of C.A. Shively.

US Navy photo #NH 103623 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.

US Naval Historical Center
  USS Cincinnati at Niyajima Japan taken from USS Brooklyn. From the collection of Roy H Williams. Roy Williams

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Glass, H. E., CAPT 1864   06/16/1894 -

Johnson, Mortimer L., CAPT

1861   08/1895
Chester, Colby Mitchell, CAPT 1864 RADM 1898 - 02/14/1899
Decommissioned     02/14/1899 - 12/02/1901

McLean, Thomas Chalmers, CDR

1868   12/02/1901 -
Mason, Newton Eliphalet, CDR 1869 RADM 09/16/1902 -
Osterhaus, Hugo Wilson, CDR 1870 ADM 1904 - 04/22/1905
Calkins, Carlos Gilman, CDR 1872   04/22/1905 - 11/15/1905

Robinson, John Marshall, CDR

1873   11/15/1905 -
Quinby, John Gardner, CDR 1871   07/07/1907 - 10/12/1907
Decommissioned     10/12/1907 - 10/11/1911
Robison, Samuel Shelburne, CDR   RADM 10/25/1911 - 01/08/1913
Chase, Jehu Valentine, CDR 1890 RADM 01/08/1913 - 05/08/1914
Fewel, Christopher Catron, CDR 1893   05/08/1914 - 05/02/1915
Brumby, Frank Hardeman, CDR 1895 ADM 07/22/1916 - 07/19/1917
Moses, Stanford Elwood, CDR 1892   02/12/1917 - 04/20/1919

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

USS CINCINNATI (Cruiser No. 7) 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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