Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Sale of American protected cruiser USS Charleston approved according to the Dutch newspaper Soerabaijasch handelsblad dated 6 February 1930

An item dated Washington, USA 5th reported that the temporarily American Secretary of Navy approved the sale of 6 condemned cruisers including the Charleston (1) for 286.000 US dollars.

1. Of the St. Louis-class protected cruiser. Laid down by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Virginia on 30 January 1902, launched on 23 January 1904 and sold to be broken up on 6 March 1930.