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Home Town Not Specified
Last Address Illinois
Date of Passing May 13, 1938
Location of Interment Not Specified
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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.".
LT Caldwell was the first Commanding Officer of the USS Holland (SS-1), First submarine in the US Navy.
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.
Other Memories 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.