USS New York (ACR-2)

USS New York (ACR-2) was an armored cruiser. She was later renamed Saratoga and then Rochester (CA-2). She was launched on 2 December 1891 and commissioned at Philadelphia on 1 August 1893. She was renamed Saratoga on 16 February 1911, to make the name "New York" available for the battleship New York (BB-34).

Apr. 27, 1898 - First action in the Spanish-American War: The armored cruiser USS New York (ACR 2), flagship of Admiral Sampson, cruiser USS Cincinnati (C 7), and monitor USS Puritan (BM 1) engaged and silenced two Spanish batteries at Matanzas, Cuba. 

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