USS Buffalo -- Activities and Crew

This page includes views of the crew of USS Buffalo, some activities on board the ship, and some additional views of the ship.

This page features views of activities involving and the crew of USS Buffalo.

For other images concerning this ship, see:

  • USS Buffalo (1898-1927, later AD-8)
  • USS Buffalo -- In Drydock
  • USS Buffalo -- 1914 Alaskan Radio Expedition (Part 1: April-June 1914)
  • USS Buffalo -- 1914 Alaskan Radio Expedition (Part 2: May-September 1914)
  • USS Buffalo -- 1914 Alaskan Radio Expedition (Part 3: September-October 1914)
  • USS Buffalo -- 1914 Alaskan Radio Expedition -- Crew
  • USS Buffalo -- 1914 Alaskan Radio Radio Stations and Settlements
  • Nictheroy (Brazilian Auxiliary Cruiser, 1893-1898)

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    Photo #: NH 82990

    USS Buffalo
    (1898-1927, later AD-8)

    A bugler sounding the call to breakfast in 1898.
    The gun appears to be a 4"/40. At this time the ship carried four of these weapons plus two 5"/40 guns.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

     
    Photo #: NH 94192

    Chester Bryon Harper


    Photographed in 1903 while serving in USS Buffalo.
    Harper was born in North Adams, Mass., in 1885 and served in the Navy in 1903-1907 and 1917-1918. The photograph was taken by Chas. McMillan, Vallejo, California.

    Courtesy of Mr. Gene B. Reid (Harper's grandson), 1983.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

     
    Photo #: NH 94193

    USS Buffalo
    (1898-1927, later AD-8)

    A footlocker inspection on the main deck in 1904.
    The Sailor on the left closest to the camera is Chester Bryon Harper.

    Courtesy of Mr. Gene B. Reid (Harper's grandson), 1983.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

     
    Photo #: NH 61544-A

    USS Chauncey
    (Destroyer # 3)

    Taking on coal at sea off Ferro, Canary Islands, during the First Torpedo Flotilla's voyage from the Atlantic Coast to the Philippines by way of the Suez Canal, circa late 1903 or early 1904.
    Chauncey had run out of coal, necessitating this refueling at sea. The coal was carried in boats from USS Buffalo, which escorted the Flotilla on its cruise.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

     
    Photo #: NH 99355

    USS Milwaukee
    (Cruiser # 21)

    In port, probably at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, circa 1907.
    USS Buffalo is partially visible at right.

    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Radio Collection.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

     
    Photo #: NH 105647

    USS Buffalo
    (1898-1927, later AD-8)

    Shown while serving as a transport between 1906 and 1917.
    The letters on the hillside on the left publicize, in English, an unidentified festival.
    Photo by Wilkinson.

    Donation of Captain Stephen S. Roberts, USNR (Retired), 2008.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

     
    Photo #: NH 105587

    USS Buffalo
    (1898-1927, later AD-8)

    Off Corinto, Nicaragua, circa 1913-1914.

    Collection of Admiral Montgomery M. Taylor, donated by Louisa R. Alger, 1962 (NHF-086).

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

     
    Photo #: NH 105588

    USS Buffalo
    (1898-1927, later AD-8)

    View along the main deck circa 1913-1914.

    Collection of Admiral Montgomery M. Taylor, donated by Louisa R. Alger, 1962 (NHF-086).

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

     
    Photo #: NH 105589

    USS Buffalo
    (1898-1927, later AD-8)

    Photographed circa 1913-1914, possibly off the Central American coast.

    Collection of Admiral Montgomery M. Taylor, donated by Louisa R. Alger, 1962 (NHF-086).

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

     
    Photo #: NH 56646

    USS Buffalo
    (1898-1927, later AD-8)

    At Villefrance, France, circa 1919.

    Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1967

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

     
    Photo #: NH 56687

    USS Buffalo
    (1898-1927, later AD-8)

    "Stripped for the smoker" on Christmas night, 1918.
    A boxing ring has been set up on the forecastle forward of the bridge for this recreational event for the ship's company.

    Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1967

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

     
    Photo #: NH 94998

    USS Buffalo
    (1898-1927, later AD-8)

    The ship's baseball team ashore in the Azores in March 1919.
    Photographed by St. Jacques.

    Courtesy of Paul H. Silverstone, 1983.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

     


    For other images concerning this ship, see:

  • USS Buffalo (1898-1927, later AD-8)
  • USS Buffalo -- In Drydock
  • USS Buffalo -- 1914 Alaskan Radio Expedition (Part 1: April-June 1914)
  • USS Buffalo -- 1914 Alaskan Radio Expedition (Part 2: May-September 1914)
  • USS Buffalo -- 1914 Alaskan Radio Expedition (Part 3: September-October 1914)
  • USS Buffalo -- 1914 Alaskan Radio Expedition -- Crew
  • USS Buffalo -- 1914 Alaskan Radio Radio Stations and Settlements
  • Nictheroy (Brazilian Auxiliary Cruiser, 1893-1898)

    Page made 19 October 2008