Sunday, 23 July 2017

Seizure of American warships by creditors not acceptable according to the Dutch magazine Machineblad dated 1903-1904 no. 5

An item reported that the US cabinet decided that a seizure of a American warship by creditors was not acceptable. Creditors of the United States Shipbuilding Company seized the nearly completed cruiser Chattanooga.(1)

1. The Chattanooga (C-16), part of the Denver-class protected cruisers, laid down by the Cresecent Shipyard, Elizabethport, New Jersey, USA on 29 March 1900, launched on 7 March 1903, commissioned on 11 October 1904 and finally sold to be broken up on 8 March 1930. She was completed at the New York Navy Yard.