The crew is out on a Sunday in 1909 in Dress whites.
|Laid down:||17 April 1899, as Connecticut|
|Launched:||24 November 1900|
|Renamed:||January 1901, as Nevada|
|Commissioned:||5 March 1903|
|Renamed:||2 March 1909, as Tonopah|
|Decommissioned:||1 July 1920|
|Fate:||sold, 26 January 1922|
|Length:||255 ft 1 in (77.76 m)|
|Beam:||50 ft (15.24 m)|
|Draft:||13 ft 3 in|
|Compliment:||220 Officers and men|
|Armament:||2 x 12 in breech-loading rifles, 4 x 4 in guns, 2 x 6 pounders|
|Armor:||5-11 in belt, 9-11 in barbettes, 9-10 in turrets, 7.5 in conning tower|
The first USS Nevada, a monitor, was laid down as Connecticut, 17 April 1899, by the Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME; launched 24 November 1900; sponsored by Miss Grace Boutelle; renamed Nevada, January 1901; and commissioned 5 March 1903, Commander T. B. Howard in command.
On 2 March 1909, the monitor was renamed Tonopah to allow Battleship Number 36 to be named Nevada. Assigned to the Atlantic Fleet’s submarine force as a tender, Tonopah operated along the east coast from Massachusetts to Key West until January 1918. Then briefly assigned to Bermuda, she was ordered to Ponta Delgada, San Miguel, Azores in February. Between then and December she tended the submarines K–1, K–2, K–3, K–5, and E–1 and submarine chasers operating in the strategic area of the Azores. In December, she was towed to Lisbon, and, upon her return to the United States, decommissioned at Philadelphia, PA (1 July 1920). She was one of several vessels sold, 26 January 1922, to J. G. Hitner of Philadelphia.