The Cruiser CHARLESTON
A Color View
This image is a color print of the CHARLESTON.
She is shown in her peacetime white paint. The image shows her
when launched. Initially, her 8 inch guns were unavailable, and
6 inch guns were added on her foredeck instead. When the she was
refitted with her 8 inch guns, other changes were made such a changes
the rigging, etc.
Alden, Cmdr. John D., USN (Ret.), American
Steel Navy , (Annapolis: United States Naval Institute Press,
Halstead, Murat, Our Country in War.(United Subscription
Publishers of America, 1898).
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