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USS Du Pont (Torpedo Boat # 7, TB-7), 1897-1920, later renamed Coast Torpedo Boat # 3

USS Du Pont, a 165-ton torpedo boat built at Bristol, Rhode Island, was commissioned in September 1897. With the coming of the Spanish-American War, she served on patrol and dispatch duty off Cuba. After the war, Du Pont was employed off the east coast and in the Gulf of Mexico area until 1910, when she became a Naval Militia training ship.

During the First World War, Du Pont operated off New England, and was renamed Coast Torpedo Boat # 3 in August 1918. She was decommissioned in March 1919 was sold in July 1920.

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Photo #: NH 63748

USS Du Pont (TB-7)

In a floating drydock at the Ollinger, Bruce Dry Dock Co., Mobile, Alabama, 18 February 1898. Photographed by Harbor Photo.

The original photograph was received from the Office of Naval Intelligence in November 1898.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 100042

Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia

Torpedo boats of the Atlantic Fleet Reserve Torpedo Flotilla at the Norfolk Navy Yard, circa 1907. Most of these craft are partially dismantled.
The two boats in the front right and the one in the front left (listed in no particular order) are: USS Bagley (TB-24), USS Barney (TB-25) and USS Biddle (TB-26).
The two larger boats between them, in the foreground are (left to right): USS DuPont (TB-7) and USS Porter (TB- 6).
The three boats in the back row are (left to right): One of the three Torpedo Boat # 3 class (Foote, Rodgers or Winslow), USS Cushing (TB-1) and either USS Gwin (TB-16) or USS Talbot (TB-15).
The receiving ship USS Franklin (1867-1915) and a two-masted schooner are in the distance.

Courtesy of R.D. Jeska, 1984.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Picture added 5 November 1998