USS Washington (ACR-11) off Seattle, Washington, with the Olympic Mountains in t…

USS Washington (ACR-11) off Seattle, Washington, with the Olympic Mountains in the distance, 1908

The seventh USS Washington (ACR-11/CA-11/IX-39), also referred to as "Armored Cruiser No. 11", and later renamed Seattle and reclassified CA-11 and IX-39, was a United States Navy Tennessee-class armored cruiser. She was laid down on 23 September 1903 at Camden, New Jersey, by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation, launched on 18 March 1905, sponsored by Miss Helen Stewart Wilson, daughter of United States Senator John L. Wilson of Washington state, and commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 7 August 1906, Captain James D. Adams in command.[4]




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  1. Later renamed USS Seattle so that “Washington” could be the name of a new battleship.

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  2. Is that a kayak in the photo (lower left)?

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  3. Notice gun placements along the sides Had not figured out turrets yet ha

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