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USS Foote (Torpedo Boat # 3, TB-3), 1897-1920,
later renamed Coast Torpedo Boat # 1

USS Foote, a 142-ton torpedo boat built at Baltimore, Maryland, was commissioned in August 1897. The next year, during the Spanish-American War, she was very active off Cuba on blockade, dispatch and bombardment duty. Over the following two decades, Foote was employed along the Atlantic coast and as a Naval Militia training ship. In the First World War, she patrolled out of Charleston, South Carolina. Renamed Coast Torpedo Boat # 1 in August 1918, she was decommissioned in March 1919 and sold in July 1920.

This page features a selected view of USS Foote, and another showing what may be her in the background of another subject.

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Photo #: NH 64065

USS Foote (TB-3)

Photographed circa 1896-97.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 69,897 bytes; 740 x 620 pixels


The following photograph shows a torpedo boat that may be USS Foote in the background of an image of another subject:

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.

Online Image: 55,074 bytes; 740 x 490 pixels


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Picture added 5 November 1998