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