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USS Yosemite

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2,069 Built / Launched 1894
Length 256'0" Built By Wigham Richardson & Co.
At Newcastle, England
Beam 33'0 Class Yosemite
Draft 17'3"Commisioned 11/11/1911
Speed (rated) 16 Decommissioned 1/23/1912
Compliment n/aDisposition Sold

SS Clearwater - a screw steamer built in 1894 by Wigham Richardson & Co.At Newcastle, England - was acquired by the War Department sometime duringthe latter half of 1899 and renamed Ingalls. She was used by the Army as atransport until 23 December 1910 when she was transferred to the Navy.

Renamed Yosemite, she was placed in commission, in reserve, on 11 November1911 at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Ens. Alfred H. Miles in command.

Based at Norfolk, Yosemite served the Navy only very briefly, working astender to Submarine Division 3, Atlantic Torpedo Fleet. On 23 January 1912,just over two months after her commissioning, she was decommissioned atNorfolk. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 1 March 1912, and shewas sold to the Boston Iron & Metal Works on 10 June 1912 for scrapping.
{History from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships}

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