USN Armor from post-ACW through Spanish-American War

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USN Armor from post-ACW through Spanish-American War

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Some information on USN armor from the post-ACW period through the Spanish American War that might be interesting


Amphitrite - Double-turreted monitor, 3,990 tons displacement.
Nickel-steel, not face-hardened.

Miantonomoh - Double-turreted monitor, 3,990 tons displacement.
Compound, not face-hardened.

Monadnock - Double-turreted monitor, 4,005 tons displacement.
Nickel-steel, not face-hardened.

Terror - Double-turreted monitor, 3,990 tons displacement.
Nickel-steel, not face-hardened.

Puritan. Double-turreted monitor, 6,060 tons displacement.
Belt: Nickel-steel.
Turrets: nickel-steel Harveyed.

Monterey - Double-turreted monitor, 4,084 tons displacement.
Nickel-steel, not face-hardened.

Maine - Second-class battleship, 6,315 tons displacement.
Nickel-steel, Harveyed.

Texas - Second-class battleship, 6,315 tons displacement.
Belt: nickel-steel, Harveyed;
Turrets: nickel steel, not face-hardened.

New York - Armored cruiser, 8,200 tons displacement.
Nickel-steel, not face-hardened.

Brooklyn - Armored cruiser, 9,215 tons displacement.
Nickel-steel, Harveyed.

Indiana - Battleship, 10,288 tons displacement.
Nickel-steel, Harveyed.

Massachusetts - Battleship, 10,288 tons displacement.
Nickel-steel, Harveyed.


Oregon - Battleship, I0,288 tons displacement.
Nickel-steel, Harveyed.

Iowa - Battleship, 11,340 tons displacement.
Nickel-steel, Harveyed.

Kearsarge - Battleship, 11,525 tons displacement.
Nickel-steel, Harveyed.

Kentucky - Battleship, 11,525 tons displacement.
Nickel-steel, Harveyed.

Alabama - Battleship, 11,565 tons displacement.
Nickel-steel, Harveyed.

Illinois - Battleship, 11,565 tons displacement.
Nickel-steel, Harveyed.

Wisconsin - Battleship, 11,565 tons displacement.
Nickel-steel, Harveyed.


Maine - Battleship, 12,500 tons displacement.
Krupp nickel.

Missouri - Battleship, 12,500 tons displacement.
Krupp nickel.

Ohio - Battleship, 12,500 tons displacement.
Krupp chrome-nickel.

Arkansas - Single-turreted monitor, 3,214 tons displacement.
Nickel steel, Harveyed.

Nevada - Single-turreted monitor, 3,214 tons displacement.
Nickel-steel, Harveyed.

Florida - Single-turreted monitor, 3,214 tons displacement.
Nickel-steel, Harveyed.

Wyoming - Single-turreted monitor, 3,214 tons displacement.
Nickel-steel, Harveyed.

Virginia - Battleship, 14,948 tons displacement.
Krupp chrome-nickel.

Nebraska – Battleship, 14,948 tons displacement.
Krupp chrome-nickel.

Georgia - Battleship, 14,948 tons displacement.
Krupp chrome-nickel.

New Jersey - Battleship, 14,948 tons displacement.
Krupp chrome-nickel.

Rhode Island - Battleship, 14,948 tons displacement.
Krupp chrome-nickel.

Pennsylvania - Armored cruiser, 13,680 tons displacement.
Krupp chrome-nickel.

West Virginia - Armored cruiser, 13,680 tons displacement:
Krupp chrome-nickel.

California - Armored cruiser, 13,680 tons displacement.
Krupp chrome-nickel.

Colorado - Armored cruiser, 13,680 tons displacement.
Krupp chrome-nickel.

Maryland - Armored cruiser, 13,680 tons trial displacement.
Krupp chrome-nickel.

South Dakota - Armored cruiser, 13,680 tons displacement.
Krupp chrome-nickel.

St. Louis - Protected cruiser, 9,700 tons displacement.
Nickel-steel, Harveyed.

Milwaukee - Protected cruiser, 9,700 tons displacement.
Nickel-steel, Harveyed.

Charleston (new) - Protected cruiser, 9,700 tons displacement.
Nickel-steel, Harveyed.

Connecticut - Battleship, 16,000 tons displacement.
Krupp chrome-nickel.

Louisiana - Battleship, 16,000 tons displacement.
Krupp chrome-nickel.

Tennessee - Armored cruiser, 14,500 tons displacement.
Krupp chrome-nickel.

Washington - Armored cruiser, 14,500 tons displacement.
Krupp chrome-nickel.


Source –
THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN ORDNANCE AND ARMOR IN THE UINITED STATES
By RAdm Charles O’Neil, USN, Chie f of the Bureau of Ordnance
Presented before the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in New York
November 20/21 1902


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Re: USN Armor from post-ACW through Spanish-American War

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I did a "color postcard collection" for the Naval History and Heritage Command that had most of those ships. Very US-1890s look to them. They have it online somewhere if one were interested.
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