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.

1 comment:

hkwatcher said...

I am interested in this picture of the Maine because it is different than others I have seen. I have a couple of questions:
Can you tell me the meaning of the flag flying with the "x" marking rather than the American flag?
Do you know where this photo was taken?
Thanks for any information you can offer