Yosemite (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 Yosemite (1898-1900)

Probably photographed in mid-1898 soon after conversion to an auxiliary cruiser at Newport News, Va.
Of her main battery of ten 5" guns, four were on deck and six in the hull. Near-sister Dixie (see AD-1), also converted at Newport News, had a similar main battery arrangement but had 6" guns. Dixie is probably the ship moored beyond Yosemite's bow.

Photo No. NH 43670
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Yosemite (1898-1900)

Probably shown off Cuba in 1898 during the Spanish-American War.

Photo No. NH 2763
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Yosemite (1898-1900)

At the New York Navy Yard on 26 April 1899.
Note the 5" guns on her stern.

Photo No. NH 51420
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Yosemite (1898-1900)

At New York in postwar white livery on 26 April 1899.
Yosemite departed New York on 10 May 1899 and arrived at Guam on 7 August 1899 via the Suez Canal.

Photo No. NH 201
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Yosemite (1898-1900)

Photographed circa 1899 in an unidentified port, perhaps overseas.
She has dressed ship, possibly for a U.S. national holiday.

Photo No. NH 82134
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command