USS Monadnock (BM-3)
Laid down 23 June, 1874, a lack of funding and political issues kept USS Monadnock from being commissioned until February, 1896. Initially deployed off California, Monadnock was sent to join Commodore Dewey in the Philippines in June, 1898. The crossing took her just under two months, but she was able to provide fire support during several battles of the Philippine-American War. Monadnock spent the first five years of the new century in Chinese rivers, the Yangtze in particular, and was frequently stationed off the international settlement in Shanghai. Monadnock decommissioned in 1909, and remained in the Philippines. She was recommissioned as a reserve unit in 1911, but resumed full operations the next year, operating as a support and target towing ship for submarines. She decommissioned again in 1919, and was sold for scrap in 1923.