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USS Nereus (AC-10)
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USS Nereus (Fuel Ship #10) (1913 - 1920)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Mexican Service Medal - World War I Victory Medal
Proteus Class Collier:
  • Laid down, 4 December 1911, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA.
  • Launched, 26 April 1913
  • Commissioned USS Nereus (Fuel Ship #10), 10 September 1913
  • Designated USS Nereus (AC-10), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 30 June 1922 for lay up the Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 December 1940
  • Sold for commercial service, 27 February 1941
  • Final Disposition, sunk in October 1941 while enroute between St Thomas, V.I. to the North American mainland. It is assumed that ex-USS Nereus was torpedoed by a German U-boat
    Specifications:
    Displacement 19,081 t.
    Length 522'
    Beam 62'
    Draft 27' 8"
    Speed 14 kts.
    Complement 181
    Armament four 4" gun mounts
    Propulsion coal fired steam turbine, single propeller

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    Nereus 77k USS Nereus (Fuel Ship #10) loading coal at Nagasaki, Japan in April 1916. Terry Goggin
    Nereus 85k USS Nereus (Fuel Ship #10) underway at Constantinople circa December 1919.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH-77200
    Mike Green
    Nereus 185k USS Nereus (AC-10) at the Norfolk Navy Yard, 8 March 1921. Photo by Crosby, Naval Photographer, Portsmouth, VA.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command (S-526). Photo No. None
    Mike Green
    Nereus 115k USS Nereus (AC-10) unloading coal, circa 1921, location unknown.
    US Navy photo # NR&L(M) 15562 from DANFS.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Nereus 36k USS Nereus (AC-10) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    Photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships 1924".
    Robert Hurst

    USS Nereus (AC-10)
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