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Strength
Battleship
 
Type
Surface Vessels
 
Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned
Year
1893 - 1921

Description
Miantonomoh Class Monitor: Displacement 4,084 Tons, Dimensions, 261 x 59 x 15 feet/79.52 x 18 x 4.52 meters). Armament 1 dual "12/35", 1 dual "10/30", 6 6-pound. Armor, Harvey & NS: 5-13 inch belt, 11.5-13 inch barbettes, 7.5-8 inch turrets, 10 inch CT. Machinery, VTE engines, 4 boilers, 2 shafts, 5,250 hp. Speed, 11 Knots. Crew, 190 (218 wartime).
Operational and Building Data: Built by Union Iron Works, San Francisco. Laid down 20 December 1889, launched 28 April 1891, commissioned 13 February 1893. Operated along the west coast, then sent to the Philippines for Spanish-American War service, 1898. Reboilered at Hong Kong, 1900. Served on China Station, primarily at Shanghai, 1900-1903. Decommissioned to reserve in the Philippines 15 December 1904. Recommissioned to commissioned reserve 28 September 1907; decommissioned to reserve 7 May 1908 but was again placed in commissioned reserve. Recommissioned to full commission 9 November 1911 and served on China Station through 1913. Decommissioned to reserve 11 February 1913; recommissioned for WWI service mid-1914 but remained mostly inactive. Towed to Pearl Harbor 1917 and served as station ship and submarine tender at Pearl Harbor until decommissioned for disposal 27 August 1921.
Fate: Designation BM 6 assigned 17 July 1920. Sold 25 February 1922; towed to California and scrapped.


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  • McCloy, John, LCDR, (1898-1942)
 

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