USS Montgomery (C-9)

USS Montgomery (C-9)

The fourth USS Montgomery (C-9) was a protected cruiser in the United States Navy during the Spanish-American War. She was named for Montgomery, Alabama.

Montgomery was launched 5 December 1891 by Columbian Iron Works, Baltimore, Maryland; sponsored by Miss Sophia Smith; and commissioned at Norfolk Navy Yard 21 June 1894, Commander Charles W. Davis in command.

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USS Montgomery (C-9) - Service History
... On 13 June a 280mm Krupp gun at the Santa Clara Battery fired on Montgomery at a range of 9000 meters, apparently without effect ... In April 1899 Montgomerytransferred to the South Atlantic Squadron and operated along the Atlantic coast of South America until returning to the United States and decommissioning at New York 15 September ... Montgomeryrecommissioned 2 January 1908 and operated in the 5th Naval District as a torpedo experimental ship ...

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