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USS New York Cruiser

U.S.S. New York (ACR-2)Created by: PICRYLDated: 2016
U.S.S. New York, ship's tailor
USS New York (ACR-2/CA-2) was the second United States Navy armored cruiser so designated; the first was the ill-fated Maine, which was soon redesignated a second-class battleship. The fourth Navy ship to be named in honor of the state of New York, she was later renamed Saratoga and then Rochester. With six 8-inch guns, she was the most heavily armed cruiser in the US Navy when commissioned.
She was laid down on 19 September 1890 by William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, launched on 2 December 1891, and sponsored by Miss Helen Clifford Page,[5] the daughter of J. Seaver Page, the secretary of the Union League Club of New York.[6] New York was commissioned 1 August 1893, Captain John Philip in command. Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_New_York_(ACR-2)
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