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USS Oregon (BB-3)

Oregon BattleshipCreated by: PICRYLDated: 2016
U.S.S. Oregon, 1-pounder and gunner
USS Oregon (BB-3) was a pre-dreadnought Indiana-class battleship of the United States Navy. Her construction was authorized on 30 June 1890, was awarded to Union Iron Works of San Francisco and launched on 26 October 1893, sponsored by Miss Daisy Ainsworth (daughter of Oregon steamboat magnate John C. Ainsworth), and commissioned on 15 July 1896.
While a voyage around South America to the East Coast in March 1898 in preparation for war with Spain, she made a journey of 14,000 nautical miles (26,000 km; 16,000 mi) - a remarkable achievement at the time. The journey popularized the ship with the American public and demonstrated the need for a shorter route, which led to a construction of the Panama Canal. She took part in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba, where she and the cruiser Brooklyn were the only ships fast enough to chase down the Spanish cruiser Cristóbal Colón, forcing its surrender and received the nickname "Bulldog of the Navy".
Oregon was recommissioned in August 1911 but after the United States joined World War I in 1917, Oregon acted as one of the escorts for transport ships during the Siberian Intervention. In October 1919, she was decommissioned for the final time.
In June 1925 she was loaned to the State of Oregon, who used her as a floating monument and museum in Portland, but due to the outbreak of World War II it was decided that the scrap value of the ship was more important than her historical value, so she was sold and, after a decade, scrapped.
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[Chicago Naval reserves discharged from U.S.S. Oregon at Charlestown Navy Yard]
U.S.S. Oregon, warrant officers
U.S.S. Oregon, gangway on superstructure deck
[U.S.S. Oregon, gunner George Sanderson and crew]
U.S.S. Oregon
U.S.S. Oregon, forward turret and bridge
U.S.S. Oregon, after bridge and search lights
U.S.S. Oregon, a knock out
U.S.S. Oregon, dynamo room
U.S.S. Oregon, 1-pounder and gunner
U.S.S. Oregon, forecastle from aloft
U.S.S. Oregon
U.S.S. Oregon, 1-pounder and gunner
U.S.S. Oregon, waiting for the gong
U.S.S. Oregon, shake hands
U.S.S. Oregon, forward from top of after turret
U.S.S. Oregon, engine room
U.S.S. Oregon switchboard in dynamo room
U.S.S. Oregon
U.S.S. Oregon ward room mess
[U.S.S. Oregon, gunner George Sanderson and crew]
U.S.S. Oregon, 6-pounder and crew
U.S.S. Oregon, berth deck cooks
U.S.S. Oregon, breech of 6-inch gun and crew
U.S.S. Oregon, forward from after turret
U.S.S. Oregon
U.S.S. Oregon, torpedo tube and torpedoes
U.S.S. Oregon, 6-pounder and crew
U.S.S. Oregon, second round
U.S.S. Oregon, gun deck
U.S.S. Oregon, dynamo room
U.S.S. Oregon, the athletes
U.S.S. Oregon
U.S.S. Oregon, breech of 13-inch guns in after turret
U.S.S. Oregon, watching a shot at the [Cristobal] Colon, Battle of Santiago
U.S.S. Oregon, watching a shot at the [Cristobal] Colon, Battle of Santiago
U.S.S. Oregon
U.S.S. Oregon, Capt. Clark and Cadet Leahy, Battle of Santiago
U.S.S. Oregon in dry dock, Brooklyn Navy Yard
U.S. battleship "Oregon" / motion picture

U.S. battleship "Oregon" / motion picture

"This picture of the pride of the United States Navy was made on the occasion of the Peace Jubilee in New York City, and was taken from a tug passing the warship on its way up the North River. The entire crew a... More

U.S.S. Oregon, Lieut. Elerle, in charge of 13-inch turret, watching the [Cristobal] Colon, Battle of Santiago
U.S.S. Oregon in dry dock, Brooklyn Navy Yard
U.S.S. Oregon
U.S.S. Oregon in dry dock, Brooklyn Navy Yard
U.S.S. Oregon, Capt. Clark watching a shot at the [Cristobal] Colon, Battle of Santiago
U.S.S. Oregon
U.S.S. Oregon, entrance to Santiago harbor from deck
U.S.S. Oregon, a gun crew, Battle of Santiago
U.S.S. Oregon, Capt. Clark and officers and crew of after 13 inch turret, Battle of Santiago
U.S.S. Oregon
U.S.S. Oregon in dry dock, Brooklyn Navy Yard
U.S.S. Oregon, engaging shore batteries at Santiago
U.S.S. Oregon
U.S.S. Oregon in dry dock, Brooklyn Navy Yard
U.S.S. Oregon in dry dock, Brooklyn Navy Yard
U.S.S. Oregon, watching the [Cristobal] Colon after her surrender, Battle of Santiago
U.S.S. Oregon, Chief Engineer Milligan, Battle of Santiago
An American battle-ship "in the day of battle." The "Oregon" overhauling the "Vizcay" and "Cristóbal Colon" at a 16-knot pace, off Santiago, July 3 / drawn by Carlton T. Chapman, special artist for "Harper's Weekly" with Admiral Sampson's fleet.

An American battle-ship "in the day of battle." The "Oregon" overhauli...

Cover illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1898 July 30, p. 729.

U.S.S. Oregon, cheering the hauling down of the Colon's colors, Battle of Santiago
U.S.S. Oregon
Mabel and Fatty viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco, Cal. /

Mabel and Fatty viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco, Cal. /

Comedy co-stars Fatty Arbuckle and Mabel Normand take viewers on a tour of the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. The antics of Fatty and Mabel are accompanied by shots of Exposition attractions, ... More

Battleships. U. S. S. Oregon

Battleships. U. S. S. Oregon

Photograph shows side view of U. S. S. Oregon. Copyright 1916 by Enrique Muller, San Francisco, Cal. Copyright registration title: Oregon (U. S. S.). Title from item.

U.S.S. Oregon, junior officers
U.S.S. Oregon, junior officers
U.S.S. Oregon after turret
U.S.S. Oregon after turret
U.S.S. Oregon, quarter deck
U.S.S. Oregon, quarter deck
U.S.S. Oregon, Capt. Barker and officers
U.S.S. Oregon, Capt. Barker and officers
U.S.S. Oregon, engineer force
U.S.S. Oregon, engineer force
U.S.S. Oregon, distributing mail
U.S.S. Oregon, distributing mail
U.S.S. Oregon, ship's company
U.S.S. Oregon, ship's company