Badger (later Lawton) (AP, 1898): Photographs

These photographs were selected to show the original configuration of this class and major subsequent modifications. For most classes many other photographs exist.
For more complete online collections of U. S. Navy ship photographs see in particular the NHHC Online Library of Selected Images and the NavSource Photo Archive.

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USS Badger (1898-1900)

At the New York Navy Yard on 4 June 1898 preparing for duty off Cuba as an auxiliary cruiser.

Photo No. NH 57990
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Badger (1898-1900)

At the New York Navy Yard on 7 June 1898 fitted as an auxiliary cruiser.

Photo No. 19-N-19-17-4
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-N-A-1.

 
USS Badger (1898-1900)

Shown in white and buff livery in 1898 or 1899.
The original photo is annotated with information dated 13-16 August 1898, but the photo may have been taken later.

Photo No. NH 43836
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USAT Lawton

At Seattle, Washington, on 5 June 1900 soon after her transfer to the Army.
She was departing Seattle for Cape Nome, Alaska.

Photo No. NH 105916
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USAT Lawton

Photographed during her brief Army service between 1900 and 1902.
Note the Army Transportation Service flag at her main.

Photo No. NH 75581
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Lawton (1902-1907)

Photographed in 1905 after her reactivation as a Navy transport.

Photo No. NH 61885
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
S.S. Rose City (ex Lawton, ex Badger)

Underway in San Francisco Bay in 1911.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe