Flag ship USS Chicago, leading the Squadron of Evolution, 1889. The Squadron of Evolution (sometimes referred to as the "White Squadron") was a transitional unit in the United States Navy, during the late 19th century. It was composed of the cruisers USS Atlanta, USS Boston, USS Chicago, USS Yorktown, and dispatch boat USS Dolphin. Having both full rigged masts and steam engines, it was influential in the beginning of steel shipbuilding in the United States.
USS Newark (C-1) circa 1891.The first of the "protected cruisers" class, Newark served and participated in the Spanish American War, Philippine Insurrection and the Boxer Rebellion. She also served as a hospital ship during World War I and later was transferred to the Public Health Service. She was returned to the Navy and sold for scrap in 1926.
USS Cincinnati - The City-class ironclad USS Cincinnati was a stern-wheel casemate gunboat in the United States Navy during the American Civil War. She was named for Cincinnati, Ohio, and was the first ship to bear that name in the United States Navy.