USS Marietta gunboat photograph   Save
Ohio History Connection Archives/Library
Description: Hand-colored photograph of the USS Marietta with caption reading "U.S.S. Marietta, July 14, 1910, 12-19-17." There is a hand-written inscription on the lower left corner that reads "Dear Mrs. Schoonover, Your "Marietta" and my "Marietta" are quite different 'animiles'." On the lower right corner is written "USS Marietta, Built at the Union Ironworks, San Francisco, CA under the supervision of [not legible]." The USS Marietta was U.S. Navy gunboat commissioned in 1897. It was named for the city of Marietta in Washington County, Ohio. The Marietta served with the Pacific Squadron, then took a voyage around South America to join the Spanish-American War fleet near Cuba. After the Spanish-American War, the Marietta served in Asian, Caribbean, European and western Atlantic waters. During World War I, she performed convoy duties in the Atlantic Ocean. In July 1919 the Marietta was decommissioned by the U.S. Navy and sold in March 1920. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: OVS_7413
Subjects: U.S. Navy; Gunboats; Military Ohio; Ships; Spanish-American War, 1898; World War I, 1914-1918;
Places: Marietta (Ohio); Washington County (Ohio)