|No||Name||Yard No||Builder||Laid down||Launched||Comm||Fate|
|C1||Newark||258||Cramp, Philadelphia||12.6.1888||19.3.1890||2.2.1891||loaned to Naval Militia 3.1907-3/1908, stricken 6.1913|
|Displacement normal, t||
|Displacement full, t||4592|
|No of shafts||
2 HTE, 4 cylindrical boilers
|Power, h. p.||
|Max speed, kts||
steel; deck: 51 - 76, CT: 76
12 x 1 - 152/30 Mk III, 4 x 1 - 57/40 Hotchkiss Mk I/II, 4 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss Mk I/Driggs-Schroeder Mk I, 2 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss Mk I
Authorized under the Act of 3.3.1885. A considerable improvement on Chicago. 152mm guns were all in sponsons. As originally commissioned Newark was rigged as a barque without royals or head gear, but sails were later removed, and as in other three-masted US cruisers laid down in the 1880s the original mainmast was unstepped as well.
Complete protective deck was 51mm amidships with 76mm slopes, 51mm forward and 76mm aft. CT had 76mm sides.
(1901-1902): - 12 x 1 - 152/30; + 12 x 1 - 152/41 Mk IV
She was stricken from the Navy in June 1913 but served as a quarantine hulk at Providence RI and temporarily as a naval hospital annex, until 1926.