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USS Newark (C-1)

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The first USS Newark (C-1) was a United States Navy protected cruiser, the eighth protected cruiser launched by the United States. In design, she succeeded the "ABC" cruisers Atlanta, Boston, and Chicago with better protection, higher speed, and a uniform 6-inch gun armament. Four additional protected cruisers (C-2 through C-5) were launched for the USN prior to Newark.[1][2]

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USS Newark
USS Newark port side, 1891.
Flag_of_the_United_States_%281912-1959%29.svgUnited States
NamesakeCity of Newark, New Jersey
BuilderWilliam Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia
Yard number258
Laid down12 June 1888
Launched19 March 1890
Sponsored byMiss Annie Boutelle
Commissioned2 February 1891
Decommissioned16 June 1913
Stricken26 June 1913
IdentificationHull symbol:C-1
Fate7 September 1926, sold for scrap
General characteristics
TypeProtected cruiser
Displacement4,083 long tons (4,149 t)
  • 311 ft 6 in (94.95 m) lwl
  • 328 ft (100 m) oa
Beam49 ft 2 in (14.99 m)
  • 18 ft 8 in (5.69 m) (mean)
  • 22 ft 8 in (6.91 m) (max)
Installed power
Propulsion2 × shafts
Speed18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
Range3,922 nmi (7,264 km; 4,513 mi) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Complement34 officers, 350 enlisted men

She was laid down by William Cramp & Sons of Philadelphia on 12 June 1888, launched on 19 March 1890, sponsored by Miss Annie Boutelle, the daughter of Representative Charles A. Boutelle of Maine, and commissioned on 2 February 1891, Captain Silas Casey III in command.[3]