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USS Dixie (AD-1)
USS Dixie (Destroyer Tender) (1909 - 1920)
USS Dixie (Transport) (1899 - 1909)
USS Dixie (Auxiliary Cruiser) (1898 - 1899)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Expeditionary Medal - Spanish Campaign Medal - Cuban Pacification Medal
Bottom Row - Mexican Service Medal - Dominican Campaign Medal - World War I Victory Medal (with Mobile Base Clasp)

Dixie Class Destroyer Tender:
  • Laid down as the screw steamer, SS El Rio in 1893 at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News VA.
  • Purchased by the US Navy, 15 April 1898
  • Converted at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock to an Auxiliary Cruiser
  • Commissioned USS Dixie, 19 April 1898, CDR. C. H. Davis in command
  • Decommissioned, 7 March 1899, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Recommissioned, 15 November 1899, as a Transport
  • Decommissioned, 21 July 1902, at New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Recommissioned, 1 October 1903
  • Decommissioned, 23 October 1905, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Recommissioned, 2 June 1906
  • Decommissioned, 2 November 1907
  • Recommissioned, 2 February 1909, as a Destroyer Tender
  • Designated (AD-1), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 30 June 1922
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition sold for scrapping 25 September 1922
    Displacement 6,114 t.
    Length 405'
    Beam 48' 3"
    Draft 19' 11"
    Speed 14 kts.
    Complement 224
    Armament ten 3" gun mounts (as Auxiliary Cruiser)
    Propulsion coal fired boilers

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    Dixie 88k Auxiliary Cruiser USS Dixie, circa 1898, during Spanish-American War
    US Navy photo # NH 67435, from the collection of the US Naval Historical Center
    US Naval Historical Center
    Dixie 88k Crewmen swabbing the forward spar deck of the Auxiliary Cruiser USS Dixie during the Spanish-American War, 1898. Ensign Peter T. Coyle is on the bridge, overlooking the scene. Note ship's bell at right.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo #: NH 67447
    Robert Hurst
    Dixie 73k Auxiliary Cruiser USS Dixie crewmen cleaning a 6-inch gun, during the Spanish-American War, 1898. View looks aft from near the bow, on the port side.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo #: NH 67456
    Robert Hurst
    Dixie 47k USS Dixie moored, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Dixie 163k Auxiliary Cruiser USS Dixie on the Hudson River, New York, N.Y. for the Naval Review, 14 October 1912.
    US Navy photo from the National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress) gift of Herbert A. French, 1947. glass negative, CALL NUMBER: LC-F82- 1831[P&P]
    Tom Kermen
    Dixie 51k USS Dixie at anchor, date and location unknown. Photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships 1914." Robert Hurst
    Dixie 43k USS Dixie in the Azores while enroute to the US after completing her tour of duty during World War I at Queenstown, Ireland, circa January-February 1919. Note: She is flying a "Homeward Bound" pennant.
    © Marine Photos, San Diego, CA.
    Mike Smolinski
    Dixie 439k USS Dixie at anchor in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 7 April 1919. Jerry Miller Petty for his father Miller Ivan Petty, Blacksmith 1/c USS Dixie
    Dixie 2050k Honorable Discharge and Enlistment Record issued aboard USS Dixie to Miller Ivan Petty, Blacksmith 1/c, 15 May 1920. Jerry Miller Petty for his father Miller Ivan Petty, Blacksmith 1/c USS Dixie
    Dixie 1697k
    Dixie 73k Parker Cook served as Passed Assistant Paymaster with the rank of Lieutenant in USS Dixie during the Spanish American War. Bill Gonyo

    USS Dixie (AD-1)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Davis II, Charles Henry19 April 1898 - 1899
    02LCDR. Richman, Clayton Scott1899 - 18 December 1899
    03CDR. Belknap, Charles18 December 1899 - ?
    04CAPT. Delano, Francis Henry :RADMDecember 1902 - November 1903
    05CDR. Wood, Moses Lindley :COMO1906 - 1907
    06LT. Foley, Paul15 June 1908 - ?
    07LCDR. Parker, John Frederickno dates
    08CDR. Robison, John Keeler8 July 1911 - ?
    09CDR. Todd, David Wooster10 February 1913 - ?
    10CDR. Price, Henry BertrandJune 1917 - 3 November 1918
    11CDR. Buchanan, Allen3 November 1918 - 4 January 1919
    12CDR. Conn Jr., William Tipton4 January 1919 - 1919
    13CDR. Pringle, Joel Roberts Poinsett :RADM1919 - 22 November 1918 - 1920
    14CDR. Tomb, William Victor22 November 1920 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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