Posts Tagged ‘USS Charleston’

5th November
2013
written by Richard

It was a crime that incensed San Diegans: the “murder” of a young sailor from a US. warship by a deputized marshal. For one summer and fall, San Diegans would eagerly follow the case of a “posse” gone wild and accused of brutalizing American sailors.

The story of a riot in the Stingaree and The People versus Breedlove.

The crew of the USS Charleston.

The crew of the USS Charleston.

22nd October
2010
written by Richard

The flagship of the Pacific Squadron arrived unexpectedly in San Diego in late December 1891. “Our presence is probably a surprise to you,” said the ship’s captain, Rear Admiral George Brown. “We were ordered to San Diego and here we are.  We shall take on about 250 tons of coal and will then be on ‘waiting orders.’” 

Within days, Brown’s ship was joined by another cruiser, the USS Charleston.  The ships would spend the next six weeks in San Diego. 

The story of the White Squadron.

USS San Francisco