A Color View 

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 Steel Navy , (Annapolis: United States Naval Institute Press, 1972).

Halstead, Murat, Our Country in War.(United Subscription Book Publishers of America, 1898).

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