DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER
805 KIDDER BREESE
SE -- WASHINGTON NAVY YARD
WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060
Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --
USS Bennington (Gunboat # 4), 1891-1910
USS Bennington, a 1700-ton gunboat of the Yorktown class, was
built at Chester, Pennsylvania, and commissioned in June 1891. She initially
served in the Atlantic and European areas, and was transferred to the Pacific in
1894. Her active service was ended by a deadly boiler explosion at San Diego,
California, on 21 July 1905. Bennington was not repaired after this
tragedy, and was sold in November 1910.
This page features selected views of USS Bennington.
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|Photo #: NH 82133
In San Francisco Bay, California, circa
Courtesy of Myles DeSomer, 1975.
Historical Center Photograph.
Image: 58,633 bytes; 740 x 510 pixels
|Photo #: NH 100931-KN (Color)
In drydock at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California,
circa 1894-98. The original photograph was published on a color-tinted
postcard by Edward H. Mitchell, San Francisco.
Courtesy of Ed
U.S. Naval Historical Center
Online Image: 77,895 bytes;
740 x 490 pixels
24 September 1998