USS Detroit (C-10)

USS Detroit (C-10)

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USS Detroit (C-10)

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The USS Detroit (C-10) was a protected cruiser of the United States Navy which was launched 28 October 1891 by Columbian Iron Works, Baltimore, Maryland, sponsored by Miss F. Malster and commissioned 20 July 1893 with Commander Willard Herbert Brownson in command. It was the third ship to be named for Detroit, Michigan.

Detroit sailed from Norfolk 5 October 1893 for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and lay at anchor in the harbor to protect American citizens and interests during revolutionary disturbances in Brazil. During which she engaged the rebel cruiser Trajano in a short and bloodless action. After, the Detroit returned to Norfolk, Virginia 24 April 1894. She sailed 16 October to serve on the Asiatic Station for 2 years, cruising along the Chinese coast, and visiting ports in Japan and Korea. Detroit returned to New York City 17 May 1897, and after overhaul, sailed for Key West where she was based from 16 October 1897, in view of the increasingly tense situation in the Caribbean. During the Spanish American War the Detroit and other US Warships shelled El Morro during a daylong bombardment of San Juan on May 12, 1898.Detroit returned to the Caribbean in February 1899. She protected American interests in Nicaragua, and then in September during the revolutionary movements in Venezuela. She remained at anchor at La Guaira during October and November, then...
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