USS Boston and the Age of American Adventurism

The Naval Appropriations Act of 1883 funded four new ships. The so-called "ABCD" vessels were the first United States Naval ships made of steel, and the beginning of the "New Navy." The protected cruiser USS Boston was witness to many of the defining events of a dynamic, yet little discussed, era in United States history.

Jul 3, 2019 | 13:57 | Lance Geiger

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