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.
USS Newark port side, 1891.
|Namesake||City of Newark, New Jersey|
|Builder||William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia|
|Laid down||12 June 1888|
|Launched||19 March 1890|
|Sponsored by||Miss Annie Boutelle|
|Commissioned||2 February 1891|
|Decommissioned||16 June 1913|
|Stricken||26 June 1913|
|Fate||7 September 1926, sold for scrap|
|Displacement||4,083 long tons (4,149 t)|
|Beam||49 ft 2 in (14.99 m)|
|Propulsion||2 × shafts|
|Speed||18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)|
|Range||3,922 nmi (7,264 km; 4,513 mi) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph)|
|Complement||34 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.