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Guide to the Naval History Society Collection
1721-1995 (bulk 1781-1936)
  MS 439

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Series 35. USS Pensacola (1885-1887)

Scope and Content

The series consists of the manuscript journal of Admiral Samuel R. Franklin aboard USS Pensacola (Captain George Dewey commanding), describing its recommissioning and voyage to Europe as flagship of the European Squadron. Included in the volume are clippings from the Baltimore  Sun newspaper about the voyage and a page from an Italian newspaper showing a map of maneuvers completed at Livorno on July 21, 1887, in the presence of the King.

The volume is available on microfilm.

Historical Note

Originally launched in 1859, USS Pensacola saw action in New Orleans during the Civil War as part of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron. Recommissioned in April, 1885,   Pensacola operated in European waters until returning to Norfolk in February, 1888, for repairs.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 1 Journal of Commander in Chief
1885 April 4 - 1887 August 22

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