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USS Nereus (AC-10)
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, sponsored by Miss Anne Seymour Jones, daughter of U.S. Representative W. A. Jones of Virginia
  • Commissioned USS Nereus (Fuel Ship #10), 10 September 1913, Master Joseph S. Hutchinson (Naval Auxiliary Service)
  • Assigned, 15 December 1917, to Naval Overseas Transportation Service (NOTS)
  • Designated USS Nereus (AC-10), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 30 June 1922, at Norfolk, VA., for lay up in Reserve
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 December 1940
  • Sold to Alcoa Aluminum Co., Of Canada, 27 February 1941
  • Final Disposition, lost in October 1941 in the Bermuda Triangle while enroute between St Thomas, V.I. to the North American mainland
    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, courtesy
    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, courtesy
    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)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01Master Hutchinson, Joseph Samuel (Naval Auxiliary Service) 10 September 1913 - 29 June 1914
     In Reserve 29 June 1914 - 15 December 1917
    02Master Newell, Joseph (Naval Auxiliary Service)15 December 1917 - 10 April 1920
    03CDR. Bostwick, Harry Martin, USNRF10 April 1920 - 30 June 1922
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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