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USS Abarenda (AG-14)
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USS Abarenda (AC-13) (1920 - 1924)
USS Abarenda (Collier #13) (1898 - 1920)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Spanish Campaign Medal - World War I Victory Medal (with Asiatic Clasp)
  • Laid down in 1892 by Edwards Shipbuilding Co., Newcastle England
  • Completed in 1892 for J.Graham & Co.
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 5 May 1898
  • Commissioned USS Abarenda (Collier No. 13), at New York Navy Yard, 20 May 1898, LCDR. Marcus B. Buford, USN in command
  • Decommissioned at Norfolk Navy Yard, 4 September 1902
  • Recommissioned, at Norfolk, VA., 3 November 1903, LCDR. John Lewis Purcell, USN in command
  • Decommissioned, 21 February 1905, and placed in service as a Naval Auxiliary, civilian crew, Master James W. Holmes, Naval Auxiliary Service, in command
  • Recommissioned, 27 May 1917, LCDR. Harry M. Bostwick, USNRF
  • Assigned the designator USS Abarenda (AC-13), 17 July 1920
  • Reclassified Miscellaneous Auxiliary USS Abarenda (AG-14), 1 July 1924
  • Decommissioned at Cavite Navy Yard, P.I., 21 January 1926, and struck from the Naval Register
  • Sold 28 February 1926 at Cavite to Madrigal & Co , Philippines and renamed SS Antonio
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in July 1934 and broken up in the Philippines
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,680 t.
    Length 325' 6"
    Beam 42'
    Draft 22' 10"
    Speed 9 kts.
    Complement 69
    Armament four 3-pdrs
    Propulsion system unknown

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    Abarenda 88k Abarenda fitting out for war service at New York Navy Yard in May 1898.
    US Army Signal Corps photo # 111-SC-5881 now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Abarenda 130k Stern view of Abarenda fitting out for Naval service as a collier at New York Navy Yard in May 1898.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command., Photo # NH 57708, courtesy Shipscribe.
    Mike Green
    Abarenda 115k USS Abarenda (Collier #13) anchored at Hampton Roads, 2 May 1907.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 75645.
    Mike Green
    Abarenda 125k USS Abarenda (Collier #13) at anchor, date and location unknown. Don Scott YNCS USN Ret. via Russ Padden
    Abarenda 79k USS Abarenda (Collier #13) alongside USS Kansas (Battleship #21) at Gibraltar, circa late January or early February 1909. The original image is printed on postcard stock.
    US Navy photo # NH 106167 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, donation of Mrs. Ruth Mayfield, 1973.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Abarenda (AC-13 / AG-14)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Buford, Marcous Bainbridge, USN (1865)20 May 1898 - 10 October 1898Collier No. 13
    02CDR. Moore, William Irwin, USN (1866)10 October 1898 - 9 March 1899Collier No. 13
    03CDR. Tilly, Benjamin Franklin, USN (1867)9 March 1899 - 27 November 1901Collier No. 13
    04LCDR. Sebree, Uriel, USN (1867)27 November 1901 - 24 December 1901Collier No. 13
    05CDR. Kimball, William Wirt, USN (1869)24 December 1901 - 4 September 1902Collier No. 13
     Decommissioned - In Service4 September 1902 - 3 November 1903 
    06LCDR. Purcell, John Lewis, USN (1879)3 November 1903 - 21 February 1905Collier No. 13
    07MASTER, Holmes, James W. (Naval Auxiliary Service)21 February 1905 - 26 April 1905Merchant Fleet
    08MASTER, Mydddleton, H. S. (Naval Auxiliary Service)26 April 1905 - 4 January 1906Merchant Fleet
    09MASTER Scrivener, J. R. (Naval Auxiliary Service)4 January 1906 - 1908Collier No. 13
    10MASTER Worley, George William (Naval Auxiliary Service)1908 - 1909Collier No. 13
    11MASTER Fincke, W. C. (Naval Auxiliary Service)1909 - 27 May 1910Collier No. 13
    12MASTER Eisler, Whitney L. (Naval Auxiliary Service)27 May 1910 - 5 January 1913Collier No. 13
    13MASTER Keene, Edward Victor William (Naval Auxiliary Service)5 January 1913 - 1915Collier No. 13
    14MASTER Jones, Edward Everett (Naval Auxiliary Service)1915 - 1 September 1916Collier No. 13
     Out of Service1 September 1916 - 27 May 1917 
    15LCDR. Bostwick, Harry Martin USNRF27 May 1917 - 1 May 1919Collier No. 13
    16LCDR. Arnold, Horace Allen1 May 1919 - 10 May 1922AC-13
    17CDR. Theobald, Robert Alfred (Fuzzy), USN (1907) :RADM 10 May 1922 - 21 November 1922AC-13
    18CDR. Armstrong, Eldred Bewes, USN (1906)21 November 1922 - 24 January 1924AC-13
    19LCDR. Davis, Garrett Keene, USN (1906)24 January 1924 - 1 March 1925AC-13
    20LT. Calhoun, Walter Carson, USN (1917)1 March 1925 - 20 April 1925AC-13
    21CDR. James, Anthony John, USN (1905)20 April 1925 - 29 July 1925AC-13
    22LCDR. Gates Jr., Herbert Grenville, USN (1912)29 July 1925 - 7 August 1925AC-13
    23CDR. Kelly, Herndon Browning, USN (1906)7 August 1925 - 23 December 1925AG-13
    24LT. Staud, Benjamin Franklin, USN (1917) 23 December 1925 - 5 January 1926AG-13
    25CDR. Loomis, Sam Colby, USN (1903)5 January 1926 - 21 January 1926 AG-13AG-13
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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