Monday, July 30, 2007
A rare photograph of USS Baltimore, taken in 1890
I have this rare photograph of the cruiser USS Baltimore, taken in 1890. The Baltimore was completed in about 1888. The Baltimore was a protected cruiser that seems to have been built to a British design. The Baltimore originally displaced 4,413 tons and had dimensions of 327ft-6in x 48ft-7-1/2in x 19ft-6in. The armament consisted of 4-8in and 6-6in guns. There were also ten smaller guns.