City of Peking (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 City of Peking (1898-1898)

Preparing to depart San Francisco on 25 May 1898 carrying U.S. troops to Manila.
This large Pacific Mail steamer was chartered by the Navy and sailed with a naval officer in command.

Photo No. NH 75271
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS City of Peking (1898-1898)

Nearly ready to depart San Francisco for Manila on 25 May 1898 with U.S. troops aboard.
This large chartered steamer sailed with two smaller chartered steamers not under naval command.

Photo No. NH 75273
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS City of Peking (1898-1898)

Leaving San Francisco for Manila on 25 May 1898 with U.S. troops aboard.
This large chartered transport carried sealed orders for U.S. forces to seize Guam on the way to Manila.

Photo No. NH 75243
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS City of Peking (1898-1898)

Leaving San Francisco for Manila on 25 May 1898 with U.S. troops aboard.
She delivered her troops at Manila on 30 June 1898 to augment the small U.S. forces already there.

Photo No. NH 75272
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command