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Re: Circa 1908
Posted by Dean A Markley on September 11, 2018, 4:46:08, in reply to "Re: Circa 1908
You have a Minneapolis in 1/96 and no pictures? Please don't tease us like this!
when launched the Columbia set a speed record only to be broken by the Minneapolis, the original drawing for this class had three funnels,, the Columbia ended up with four and two for the Minneapolis,, they were both built in the Cramps yard.. both triple screwed,lightly armed, coal hungry and requiring large crews.. designed as commerce raiders they carried a pair of six inchers forward and a single eight incher on the stern deck..their hull lines are a work of art ( I have a Minneapolis in 1/96 )
Philadelphia circa 1908: Ships at League Island Navy Yard. Cruisers Minneapolis and Columbia (center) and armored ram Katahdin .
Both the Columbia (CL-12) and the Minneapolis (CL-13) were in and out of service several time during their service years.
When this picture was taken the Columbia had been decommissioned since May 3, 1907 and would return to service on June 22, 1915. The Minneapolis was decommissioned November 7, 1906 and returned to service on July 2, 1917 at the beginning of World War I.
The Minneapolis was decommissioned at the Mare Island Navy Yard in San Francisco Bay on 15 March 1921, and sold on 5 August 1921.
The Columbia decommissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard on June 29, 1921 and sold January 22, 1922.
The innovative, but weird Katahdin was obsolescent when designed, emulating British harbor rams of the 1870s-80s, and being, like them, underpowered and not very seaworthy. She was downright obsolete by the time she hit the waves in 1896. Immediately after the war she was decommissioned (October 1898). Eleven years later she was struck from the Navy Register and designated as a target. In that capacity, Katahdin was sunk off Rappahannock Spit, Virginia in the autumn of 1909.
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