Yankee (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 Yankee (1898-1912)

Fitting out as an auxiliary cruiser on 27 April 1898 at the New York Navy Yard.
Three of her ten 5"/40 guns are visibile. The ship outboard of her is probably her near sister Prairie.

Photo No. NH 43666
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Yankee (1898-1912)

At the New York Navy Yard on 2 May 1898 after being fitted out as an auxiliary cruiser.

Photo No. NH 43669
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Yankee (1898-1912)

Photographed at New York on 9 May 1898 as an auxiliary cruiser.
Eight of her 5"/40 guns were located behind ports in the hull and two were on the forecastle.

Photo No. 19-N-14262
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-N box 32.

 
USS Yankee (1898-1912)

Off Tompkinsville in New York Harbor as an auxiliary cruiser circa mid-1898.
This ship and her four near sisters were originally fast coastal freighters with low superstructures.

Photo No. NH 43667
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Yankee (1898-1912)

Shown rearmed and re-rigged for service in the Atlantic Training Squadron in 1903-1905.
The eight guns in the hull have been moved to new locations and the two on the forecastle have been removed.

Photo No. NH 43668
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Yankee (1898-1912)

Photographed as a training ship and transport between 1903 and 1906.

Photo No. NH 105836
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Yankee (1898-1912)

Probably shown soon after grounding near New Bedford, Mass., in September 1908.
She had again been re-rigged and rearmed, this time with ten 3" guns, and was serving as a torpedo supply ship and flagship for Naval Militia maneuvers.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe