USS Goldsborough (TB-20)
USS Goldsborough (TB-20), in drydock, June 6, 1900.
|Namesake:||Rear Admiral Louis M. Goldsborough|
|Ordered:||3 March 1897 (authorised)|
|Builder:||Wolff & Zwicker Iron Works, Portland, OR|
|Laid down:||14 July 1898|
|Launched:||29 July 1899|
|Sponsored by:||Miss Gertrude Ballin|
|Commissioned:||9 April 1908|
|Decommissioned:||12 March 1919|
|Fate:||sold for scrapping, 8 September 1919|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Goldsborough-class torpedo boat|
|Displacement:||255 long tons (259 t)|
|Length:||198 ft (60 m)|
|Beam:||20 ft 7 in (6.27 m)|
|Draft:||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) (mean)|
|Complement:||59 officers and enslisted|
Goldsborough was launched 29 July 1899 by the Wolff & Zwicker Iron Works, Portland, Oregon; sponsored by Miss Gertrude Ballin; commissioned in the Puget Sound Navy Yard 9 April 1908, Lieutenant Daniel T. Ghent in command.
Goldsborough based at San Diego, California, as a unit of the Pacific Torpedo Fleet, cruising for 6 years along the coast of California and the Pacific Coast of Mexico in a schedule of torpedo practice, and joint fleet exercises and maneuvers. She was placed in ordinary at the Mare Island Navy Yard 26 March 1914 ; served the Oregon State Naval Militia at Portland (December 1914-April 1917) ; and again fully commissioned 7 April 1917 for Pacific coast patrol throughout World War I.
She was designated Coast Torpedo Boat No. 7 on 1 August 1918, her name being assigned to a new destroyer under construction. The torpedo boat decommissioned in the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, 12 March 1919 and sold for scrapping on 8 September 1919.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Additional technical data from Gardiner, Robert (1979). Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1860-1905. Conway Maritime Press. p. 157. ISBN 0-85177-133-5.
- Photo gallery of Goldsborough at NavSource Naval History