Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.


NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive

USS Dixie (AD-1)
ex
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, 1 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
    Specifications:
    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

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Contributed
    By
    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 205k USS Dixie crew photo taken in 1905 prior to the ship departing in June for a scientific expedition to observe the total eclipse of the sun on 30 August 1905.
    US Navy photo from "Army and Navy Register", Vol. XXXVIII, No. 1334, July 8, 1905
    Ron Reeves
    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
    PCULCDR. Richman, Clayton Scott, USN (USNA 1870) 12 April 1898 - 19 April 1898
    01CDR. Davis II, Charles Henry, USN (USNA 1865)19 April 1898 - 7 March 1899
     Decommissioned7 March 1899 - 15 November 1899
    02LCDR. Roper, Jesse Mims, USN (USNA 1871)15 November 1899 - 4 December 1899
    03CDR. Belknap, Charles4 December 1899 - 18 August 1900
    04LCDR. Wilner, Frank Adams, USN (USNA 1873)18 August 1900 - 17 July 1901
    05CAPT. Berry, Robert Mallory, USN (USNA 1866)17 July 1901 - 21 July 1902
     Decommissioned,21 July 1902 - 1 October 1903
    06CAPT. Delano, Francis Henry, USN (USNA 1867) :RADM1 October 1903 - 4 November 1903
    07CDR. Merriam, Greenlief Augustus, USN (USNA 1870)4 November 1903 - 23 October 1905
     Decommissioned,23 October 1905 - 2 June 1906
    08LCDR. Homles, Urban Tigner, USN (USNA 1890)2 June 1906 - 20 November 1906
    09CDR. Wood, Moses Lindley USN (USNA 1875) :COMO20 November 1906 - 1 November 1907
     Decommissioned1 November 1905 - 2 February 1909
    CaretakerCDR. Dunn, Herbert Omar, USN (USNA 1877) November 1905 - 15 June 1908
    CaretakerLT. Foley, Paul, USN (USNA 1900)15 June 1908 - 2 February 1909
    10LT. Foley, Paul, USN (USNA 1900)2 February 1909 - 8 July 1911
    11CDR. Robison, John Keeler, USN (USNA 1891)8 July 1911 - 16 June 1913
    12CDR. Cone, Hutch Ingham, USN (USNA 1893)16 June 1913 - 11 July 1913
    13CDR. Todd, David Wooster, USN (USNA 1895)11 July 1913 - 15 June 1916
    14CDR. Pringle, Joel Roberts Poinsett, USN (USNA 1894) :RADM15 June 1916 - 19 June 1917
    15CDR. Price, Henry Bertrand, USN (USNA 1893)19 June 1917 - 2 November 1918
    16CDR. Buchanan, Allen, USN (USNA 1899)2 November 1918 - 4 January 1919
    17CDR. Conn Jr., William Tipton, USN (USNA 1902)4 January 1919 - 22 November 1920
    18CDR. Tomb, William Victor, USN (USNA 1900)22 November 1920 - 30 June 1922
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Cruiser Index Back To The Service Ship Type Index Back To The Transport Photo Index (AP) Back To The Destroyer Tender (AD) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 19 December 2014