BALTIMORE CM 1

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Baltimore Class Protected Cruiser
    Launched October 6 1888

  1. USS BALTIMORE Cruiser No. 3
    Commissioned January 7 1890 - Decommissioned February 17 1896
    Recommissioned October 12 1897 - Decommissioned September 27 1900
    Recommissioned May 6 1903 - Decommissioned May 15 1907
    Commissioned January 20 1911 - Decommissioned September 20 1912

  2. USS BALTIMORE Minesweeper No. 1
    Converted to Minesweeper 1913-14 - Recommissioned March 8 1915

  3. USS BALTIMORE CM-1
    Designated (CM) July 17 1920 - Decommissioned September 15 1922

    Struck from Naval Register October 14 1937
    Sold February 15 1942 for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Baltimore Cruiser No. 3 Covers Page 1    (1900-17)
  2. USS Baltimore Minesweeper No. 1 Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)

 

Postmarks

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A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
 
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1st Commissioning January 7 1890 to February 17 1896


 

Agencia Postal
Nacional PANAMA duplex

1892-11-13

GregCiesielski Baltimore C3 18921113 1 Front.jpg

N/A

Cruiser No. 3. Flagship Squadron for Special Service, Bay of Panama U.S.C. From the Gary B. Weiss collection.



2nd Commissioning October 12 1897 to September 27 1900


 

USPO Type 9

"Philippine Islands Station"

San Francisco

1898-08-29

GregCiesielski Baltimore C3 18980829 1 Front.jpg

N/A

Cruiser No. 3. Manuscript ships name, lower left.


 

USPO Duplex
No. 1 Cancel

"Mil. Sta.
No. 1 Manila"

PHIL ISL'D

1899-12-15

GregCiesielski Baltimore C3 18991215 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Baltimore C3 18991215 1 Marking.jpg

Cruiser No. 3. Boxed "Sailors' Letter" marking in blue. U.S.F.S. Baltimore - United States Flag Ship (?)


 

USPO Duplex
No. 1 Cancel

"Mil. Sta.
No. 1 Manila"

PHIL ISL'D

1900-01-08

JonBurdett baltimore c3 19000108.jpg
JonBurdett baltimore c3 19000108 cc.jpg

Cruiser No. 3. Boxed "Sailors' Letter" marking in red.



3rd Commissioning May 6 1903 to May 15 1907


 

Manila Duplex

1906-08-16

GregCiesielski Baltimore C3 19060816 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Baltimore C3 19060816 1 Letter.jpg

Fitzroy Gardens envelope w/ portion of enclosed letter.


 

N/A

Copyright
Date 1906

GregCiesielski Baltimore C3 1906 1 Postcard.jpg

N/A

USS BALTIMORE Cruiser No. 3 picture postcard



4th Commissioning March 8 1915 to September 15 1922


 

Locy Type
1 (C+)

1912

JonBurdett baltimore c3 1912 pm.jpg
JonBurdett baltimore c3 1912.jpg

Cruiser No. 3


 

Locy Type
3 (BC)

1917-03-21

Bunter Baltimore CM 1 19170321 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Baltimore CM 1 19170321 1 front.jpg

Cruiser No. 3

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for the largest city in Maryland and one of the major seaports of the United States.

Her decommissioned hulk was present in Pearl Harbor December 7 1941

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Theodore D. Wilson, wife of Chief Constructor Theodore D. Wilson.

Six ships of the US Navy have borne the name BALTIMORE - USS Baltimore (1777 12-gun Brigantine), USS Baltimore (1798 20-gun Ship), USS Baltimore (1861 Side-Wheel Steamer),
USS Baltimore C-3, USS Baltimore CA-68 and USS Baltimore SSN-704.

 


 

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