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USS Caesar (AC-16)
USS Caesar (Collier #16) (1898 - 1920)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Spanish Campaign Medal - World War I Victory Medal (with Mobile Base Clasp)
Caesar Class Collier;
  • Laid down in 1896 as SS Kingtor by Ropner and Sons, Stockton-On-Tees, England
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 21 April 1898
  • Commissioned USS Caesar (Collier #16), 13 May 1898, LCDR. A. B. Speyers in command
  • Decommissioned, 23 May 1904, at Norfolk Navy Yard
  • Recommissioned, 27 December 1904
  • Decommissioned, 28 October 1905, at Norfolk Navy Yard
  • Recommissioned, 5 November 1905
  • Designated (AC-16), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 11 July 1922, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register and sold 22 December 1922
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 5,920 t.
    Length 322' 1"
    Beam 43' 11"
    Draft 17' 7"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament two 3-pdrs
    coal fired reciprocating steam engine
    single propeller

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    USS Caesar (Collier #16)
    Caesar 90k USS Caesar (Collier #16) in port, possibly while fitting out for Navy service in April-May 1898.
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-28-5-11, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center
    Caesar 86k USS Caesar (Collier #16) at anchor in 1908-1909, while transporting submarines to the Philippine Islands. The "boats" are either USS Porpoise (Submarine #7) and USS Shark (Submarine #8), which were embarked on Caesar in April-July 1908, or USS Adder (Submarine #3) and USS Moccasin (Submarine #5), which were on board in July-October 1909.
    Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1973.
    US Navy photo NH 78275, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    USS Caesar (AC-16)
    Caesar 98k This may be USS Caesar (Collier #16) coaling USS California (Armored Cruiser #6) circa 1907-1908 and the location may be in California. The original photograph was printed on a postal card, published by Frank J. Stumm, Benignant, Benecia, CA.
    Courtesy of Alfred Cellier, 1977.
    US Navy photo # NH 86211, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    US Naval Historical Center
    Caesar 79k Panoramic photograph of USS Caesar (AC-16)'s Officers and Crew, taken on board at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, 1921.
    Donation of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard Museum, Portsmouth, VA.
    US Navy photo # NH 98658, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    US Naval Historical Center
    Caesar 143k Winter view of USS Caesar (AC-16) moored pierside, date and location unknown
    US Library of Congress, Photo # LC-B2-4082-4
    Mike Green

    USS Caesar (Collier #16 / AC-16)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Speyers, Arthur Bayard USN (USNA 1868)13 May 1898 - ?
    02LCDR. Stafford, George Henry01 September 1903 - 23 May 1904
     Decommissioned23 May 1904 - 27 December 1904
    03LCDR. Stafford, George Henry27 December 1904 - 28 October 1905
     Decommissioned28 October 1905 - 5 November 1905
     MASTER, Le Cain, Francis Norman (Naval Auxiliary Service)1914
     MASTER, Easton, Richard Joseph (Naval Auxiliary Service)24 May 1908 - ?
     MASTER, Hutchinson, Joseph Samuel (Naval Auxiliary Service)no dates
    03LCDR. Enochs17 March 1916 -?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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