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USS SOUTH DAKOTA/HURON (ACR/CA 9)

CLASS - PENNSYLVANIA
Displacement 13,680 Tons, Dimensions, 503' 11" (oa) x 69' 7" x 26' 6" (Max)
Armament 4 x 8"/40, 14 x 6"/50 18 x 3"/50, 12 x 3pdr, 2 x 1pdr, 2 x 18" tt.
Armor, 6" Belt, 6 1/2" Turrets, 4" Deck, 9" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 23,000 IHP; 2 Vertical, Inverted, Triple Expansion Engines, 2 screws
Speed, 22 Knots, Crew 830.
Operational and Building Data
Launched 21 JUL 1904 by Union Iron Works, San Francisco, CA.
Commissioned 27 JAN 1908
Renamed HURON on 07 JUN 1920
Redesignated CA 9 on 17 JUL 1920
Decommissioned 17 JUN 1927
Stricken 15 NOV 1929
Fate: Sold for scrap on 11 February 1930 in accordance with the London Naval Treaty.
Subsequently sold to the Powell River Co., British Columbia, Canada to be used as a breakwater.
More information can be found at http://freepages.military.rootsweb.com/~cacunithistories/USS_South_Dakota.html.
(Fate information provided by Chris Vallery and David Chessum)

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South Dakota 37k Starboard Bow . Fitzhugh MacCrae
South Dakota 37k Port Bow view, location and date unkown. Chuck Munson
South Dakota 227k Port Bow view at anchor, location and date unkown. Darryl Baker
South Dakota 143k USS Ohio (BB 12), USS California (ACR 6) and USS South Dakota (ACR 9) between May 1908 and July 1908 at Mare Island Navy Yard while assigned to the Great White Fleet. The cruisers are moored next to the yard's coal sheds. Note the coal handling equipment installed by the Brown Hoisting Machinery Company in 1904 seen above the coal sheds. Darryl Baker
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Bow view of USS South Dakota (ACR 9) entering dry dock #2 at Mare Island on March 14, 1910.

U.S. Navy Photograph

Darryl Baker
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Color version of the bow view of USS South Dakota (ACR 9) entering dry dock #2 at Mare Island on March 14, 1910.

Postcard of U.S. Navy Photograph

Darryl Baker
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Stern view of USS South Dakota (ACR 9) in dry dock #2 at Mare Island on March 15, 1910. South Dakota was the first ship to dock in dry dock #2.

U.S. Navy Photograph

Darryl Baker
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Bow view of USS South Dakota (ACR 9) in dry dock #2 at Mare Island on March 15, 1910. South Dakota was the first ship to dock in dry dock #2.

U.S. Navy Photograph

Darryl Baker
South Dakota 328k USS South Dakota (ACR 9) at Mare Island Navy Yard circa Jan 1913. The collier USS Justin is behind and to the right of South Dakota and USS Annapolis (PG 10) is outboard of the Justin. Justin and Annapolis are at the yard's coal station. A rare image of the shipyard's stiff-leggd derrick with her steam driven winch is to the left of South Dakota. Darryl Baker
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50k Missoula (center) with her sister ships Huron and Charlotte at Puget Sound Navy Yard sometime between 1927 and 1930, when they wers sold for scrap in accordance with the provisions of the London Treaty for the limitation and reduction of naval armament. Tom

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Smith, James Thorn, CAPT   01/27/1908 -
Bennett, Frank Marion, CAPT   09/27/1910 - 01/1913
Plunkett, Charles Peshall, CAPT   01/1913 - 1913
MacArthur, Arthur, CDR   01/04/1915
Bristol, Mark Lambert, CAPT RADM 03/1916 - 02/1917
Bostwick, Lucius Allyn, CAPT RADM WWI
MacArthur III, Arthur, CDR   ~1917
Cone, Hutchinson Ingham, CAPT   05/30/1920 - 1921
Stearns, Clark Daniel, CAPT   1922 - 1923
Kimberly, Victor Ashfield, CAPT   1923 -
Williams, Yancey Sullivan, CAPT RADM 10/17/1925

(Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves - Photos courtesy of Bill Gonyo)


USS SOUTH DAKOTA/HURON ACR/CA 9 History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Not Applicable To This Ship

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