Caldwell, Harry, CDR

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Commander
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1917-1919, USS Amphitrite (BM-2)
Service Years
1891 - 1919
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Antarctic Circle
Decommissioning
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Commander
Commander

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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1873
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Kent Weekly (SS/DSV) (DBF), EMCS to remember Caldwell, Harry (1st Submarine C.O.), CDR USN(Ret).

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Home Town
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Last Address
Illinois

Date of Passing
May 13, 1938
 
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Last Known Activity
Following WWI Harry Caldwell became a writer and editor of movies. 
At age 48, he married Katherine Clark. 
Together, they were invloved in about 75 movies including "Ben Hur" and "Seventh Heaven.".
   
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LT Caldwell was the first Commanding Officer of the USS Holland (SS-1), First submarine in the US Navy.

   
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  1917-1919, USS Amphitrite (BM-2)

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USS Amphitrite (BM-2) Unit Page

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 USS Amphitrite (BM-2) Details

USS Amphitrite (BM-2)
Amphitrite Class Monitor: Displacement 3,990 Tons. Dimensions,262 x 55.5 x 14.5 feet/80.08 x 16.86 x 4.42 meters. Armament 2 dual 10/30, 2 6-pound, 2 3-pound. Armor, Steel & Iron: 9 inch belt, 11.5 inch barbettes, 7.5 inch turrets, 7.5 inch CT. Machinery, HC engines, 4 boilers, 2 shafts, 1,600 hp. Speed, 12 knots. Operational and Building Data: Built by Harlan & Hollingsworth, Wilmington, DE. Laid down 1874, suspended 1876, resumed 1882, launched 7 June 1883, transferred to Norfolk Navy Yard for completion, commissioned 23 April 1895. Operated mainly in training roles; decommissioned to reserve mid-1897. Recommissioned 2 October 1897 but saw little activity. Operated around Cuba, Puerto Rico and Key West during the Spanish-American War; bombarded San Juan 12 May 1898. Postwar operated as a gunnery training ship. Decommissioned to reserve 30 November 1901 for repairs. Recommissioned 1 December 1902 as a training ship; served as station ship in Cuba 1904-1907. Decommissioned to reserve 3 August 1907. Placed in commission in reserve for reservist training 14 June 1910. Loaned to the Connecticut Naval Militia 1916-1917. Served as a guardship at New York 1917-1919. Decommissioned 31 May 1919, stricken for disposal 24 July 1919, sold 3 January 1920. Used as a floating hotel and gambling casino; then chartered to the government in 1943 for use as a barracks at Elizabeth City, NC. Towed to Maryland for use as a floating restaurant and hotel in 1950, but sold in 1951. Fate:: Planned refit for use as an oil exploration support ship canceled; sold for scrapping in early 1952.

Type
Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Amphitrite-class

Strength
Battleship

Created/Owned By
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Last Updated: May 13, 2008
   
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Served as a guardship at New York 1917-1919. Decommissioned 31 May 1919, stricken for disposal 24 July 1919, sold 3 January 1920. Used as a floating hotel and gambling casino; then chartered to the government in 1943 for use as a barracks at Elizabeth City, NC. Towed to Maryland for use as a floating restaurant and hotel in 1950, but sold in 1951. Planned refit for use as an oil exploration support ship cancelled; sold for scrapping; scrapping completed early 1952.

Classification: Amphitrite Class Monitor
Laid down: 1874
Launched: June 7, 1883
Commissioned: April 23, 1895
Rig: One military mast
Armament: Four 10 inch (254 mm) breechloading guns
Two 4 inch (100 mm) rapid fire guns
Two 6 pounder (57 mm) rapid fire guns
Two 3 pounder (47 mm) rapid fire guns
Two 37 mm Hotchkiss guns
Seven one pounder gun
One Colt revolving guns
Contractor: Harlan and Hollingsworth, Wilmington, Delaware
Length: 262 feet, 9 inches
Beam: 55 feet, 10 inches
Draft: 14 feet, 6 inches
Displacement 3,990 tons
Complement: 171 Officers and Enlisted Men
under the command of Char;es J. Barclay
Engine Type: Two engines generating 1,600 hp., 2 screws
Speed: 10.5 knots
Coal endurance 1800 nautical miles at 10 knots
Normal coal supply: 250 tons
Armor: Armor belt - 180 mm, iron.
Conning Tower - 190 mm
Chimneys and ventilators - 100 mm to height of .9 m
Deck - 40 mm
Turrets - 292 mm (fixed portion) and 190 mm (movable portion)
Double bottom under boilers and engines.

   
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