Sunday, September 9, 2007

The American cruiser Raleigh

I have this photograph of the USS Raleigh, a protected cruiser that fought in the Battle of Manilla Bay in 1898. This photograph was taken in 1895. The Raleigh displaced a nominal 3,183 tons, was about 300ft long, and had a maximum speed of about 21 knots.

1 comment:

Mike Burleson said...

Its interesting that a vessel this size was considered a cruiser, but today would likely be a small frigate or corvette.