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USS Vulcan (AC-5)
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USS Vulcan (Collier #5) (1909 - 1920)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Mexican Service Medal - World War I Victory Medal (with Transport Clasp)

Vulcan Class Collier:
  • Laid down, 5 October 1908, at Maryland Steel Co., Sparrows Point, MD.
  • Launched, 16 May1909
  • Commissioned USS Vulcan (Collier No. 5), 2 October 1909
  • Deactivated, 4 May 1912, at Portsmouth Navy Yard, N.H.
  • Reactivated, 25 February 1914
  • Designated USS Vulcan (AC-15), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 20 July 1921, at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 April 1923
  • Final Disposition, sold, 12 December 1923, to N. Bloek and Co., Norfolk, VA., fate unknown.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 11,250 t.
    Length 403'
    Beam 63'
    Draft 24' 8" (mean)
    Speed 13 kts.
    Complement 82
    Armament none
    Propulsion coal fired steam turbine, single propeller

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    Vulcan 73k USS Vulcan (Collier # 5) underway off Boston, MA., 26 November 1911.
    US Navy photo # NH 66849, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Vulcan 60k USS Vulcan (Collier # 5) coaling USS Tennessee (Armored Cruiser No. 10) at Alexandria, Egypt, circa late 1914 or early 1915. Note the lateen-rigged sailboat at right.
    US Navy photo # NH 100920 from the US Naval Historical Center, Collection of Earl P. Crandall.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Vulcan 36k USS Vulcan (Collier # 5) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo # NR&L(M) 13453, from DANFS.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

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