(Concord, town in Massachussetts, scene of first action in American Revolution)

Type and Characteristics - Patrol gunboat, Gunboat No.3, later PG-3, Yorktown-class, built by Delaware River Iron Works, laid down May 1888, launched 8 March 1890, commissioned 14 February 1891, 1,710 ton, 244ft long x 36ft beam x 14ft draft, armed with 3-6in/1-4in, 14kts, 187 crew, first commanded by Cdr O. A. Batcheller.

Log Period and Areas of Service - 1891-1929, West Indies and South America, Asiatic Station, Alaskan waters, 1898 Battle of Manila Bay, South and South West Pacific, Yangtze Patrol.

Summary of Service, 1891-1929

1891-92 Sailed with squadron for West Indies and South America cruise, concluding with the Mississippi River as far as Cairo, IL.

1892 Another West Indies cruise later in the year.

1893-1896 After taking part in International Naval Reviews at Norfolk and New York, sailed for Far East via Suez Canal and service with Asiatic Station. In 1984 she moved to Alaskan water on seal protection duties, before returning to Far East. Returned to San Francisco in 1896.

1896-97 Out of commission.

1897 Alaskan water's duties.

1898-1901 Sailed for Asiatic Station and took part in the Battle of Manila during the Spanish-American War, resulting in American control of the Philippines. Continued to patrol Philippines coast, including anti-guerrilla operations. Brief trips to Guam and Hong Kong, and finally sailed for San Francisco, via Alaskan waters.

1901-02 Cruised with Fleet in Mexican waters, then put of out of commission at Mare Island early 1902.

1903-04 North Pacific patrol duties from Alaska to Panama, and to Hawaii. Decommissioned at Bremerton August 1904.

1905-09 Sailed again for Asiatic Station, serving off the Philippines and China, including Yangtze Patrol and station ship at Shanghai and Canton. Concluded duties as station ship at Guam, before decommissioning at Puget Sound in late 1909.

1909-14 Barracks ship at Seattle for the Washington State Naval Militia.

1914-29 Transferred to Treasury Department and served as quarantine station vessel at Astoria, OR.

Fate - Returned to Navy in March 1929, sold June 1929.

Links DANFS, NHHC Photographic Site

Concord 7

USS Concord, photographed by J.C. Coovert, Greenville, Mississippi (from the family photo album of Eric B. Borgman)

Concord 3

In action during Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898 (from a painting, courtesy Mr L Y Spear, Electric Boat Company, 1948)

Concord Manila

Battle of Manila Bay - US Asiatic Squadron in action, USS Olympia in the van

Concord 7 Rear

Reverse side of the photograph above

   

A general note on the sources.


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