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USS Culgoa (AF-3)

1921 - International Radio Call Sign:
Nan - Dog - Unit

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Philippine Campaign Medal - Mexican Service Medal
Bottom Row - Haitian Campaign Medal - Dominican Campaign Medal - World War I Victory Medal (with bronze star in lieu of Transport clasp)

Culgoa Class Provisions Store Ship:
  • Built in 1889 by J. L. Thompson and Sons, Ltd., Sunderland, England
  • Purchased at Cavite, P.I. by the US Navy, 4 June 1898
  • Commissioned USS Culgoa, 3 December 1898, LCDR. J. W. Carlin in command
  • Decommissioned, 16 October 1901, at Boston, MA.
  • Recommissioned, 1 October 1902
  • Decommissioned, 11 August 1905
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 7 May 1906
  • Reinstated on the Naval Register, 20 June 1906
  • Recommissioned, 12 September 1907
  • Designated Provisions Store Ship (AF-3), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 31 December 1921, at New York, N.Y.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold 25 July 1922, fate unknown
    Displacement 6,000 t.
    Length 346' 4"
    Beam 43'
    Draft 21' 9"
    Speed 13 kts.
    Complement 122
    Armament two 6-pdrs
    two compound engines
    two shafts

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    Culgoa 24k USS Culgoa, at anchor, date and location unknown.
    From "With the American Fleet from the Atlantic to the Pacific: with illustrations". photo copyright 1908 by T. C. Muller.
    Gunter Krebs
    NHHC photo NH 55527
    67k USS Culgoa at anchor off Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA., 1 October 1901. She is flying a long "homeward bound" pennant from her mainmast peak, marking the end of a voyage from the Philippines. After arriving from the Far East Culgoa began preparing for her first decommissioning, on 16 October 1901, and subsequent refit.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 55527
    US National Archives RG-19-N box 47, Photo # 19-N-14279 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Mike Green
    US National Archives photo 19-N-14279, courtesy
    Culgoa 43k USS Culgoa at Messina, Italy (Sicily) in late December 1908 to render assistance to the victims of the 28 December earthquake. She was stores ship for the "Great White Fleet" during its 1907-1909 World cruise.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 2359, collection of LCDR Richard Wainwright, USN 1920
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Culgoa 60k USS Culgoa at anchor, circa 1908, location unknown.
    Photo copied with the authors permission from "U.S. Warships of World War One", by Paul H. Silverstone.
    Robert Hurst
    Culgoa 47k USS Culgoa at anchor, date and location unknown.
    Photo source "Jane's Fighting Ships 1914".
    Robert Hurst
    Culgoa 43k USS Culgoa at the New York Naval Review, October 1912.
    US Navy photo # NH 55526 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Culgoa 76k USS Culgoa underway in the East River, New York City, circa the 1910s or early 1920s. Photographed by N. Moser, New York.
    US Navy photo # NH 104600 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    227k USS Culgoa moored pierside at Honolulu, T.H., 26 August 1920.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-1035131, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Rick Davis
    Culgoa 102k USS Culgoa seaman's cap tally Tommy Trampp

    USS Culgoa (AF-3)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Carlin, James William, USN (USNA 1868)3 December 1898 - 8 September 1899
    02CDR. Briggs, John Bancroft, USN (USNA 1869)8 September 1899 - 6 January 1900
    03CDR. Everett, William Henry, USN (USNA 1868)6 January 1900 - 10 October 1900
    04LCDR. Fremont Jr., John Charles, USN (USNA 1872) :RADM10 October 1900 - 30 October 1900
    05CDR. Gearing, Henry Chalfant, USN (USNA 1876)30 October 1900 - 22 December 1900
    06CDR. Drake, Franklin Jeremiah, USN (USNA 1878)22 December 1900 - 16 October 1901
     Decommissioned16 October 1901 - 1 October 1902
    07LCDR. Doyle, Robert Morris, USN (USNA 1875)1 October 1902 - 1 October 1904
    08LCDR. Oliver, James Harrison, USN (USNA 1877) :RADM1 October 1904 - 11 August 1905
     Decommissioned11 August 1905 - 12 September 1907
    09LCDR. Patton, John Bryson, USN12 September 1907 - 20 March 1909
    10CDR. Phelps, Harry, USN (USNA 1880) :COMO20 March 1909 - 11 April 1911
    11CDR. Plunkett, Charles Preshall, USN (USNA 1884)11 April 1911 - 11 October 1911
    12CDR. Latimer, Julian Lane, USN (USNA 1890) :RADM11 October 1911 - 10 May 1912
    13LCDR. Martin, Francis, USN10 May 1912 - 17 April 1913
    14LT. Lyons, David, USN17 April 1913 - 9 October 1913
    15LCDR. De Lany, Edwin Hayden, USN (USNA 1894)9 October 1913 - 13 March 1914
    16LCDR. Reynolds, William Herbert, USN (USNA 1897)13 March 1914 - 3 January 1916
    17LT. Grady, John, USN3 January 1916 - 14 September 1916
    18LCDR. Chase, Gilbert Paul, USN (USNA 1897)14 September 1916 - 30 December 1917
    19CDR. Svarz, Emil Pravoslav, USN (USNA 1900)30 December 1917 - 31 May 1918
    20LCDR. Burkhardt, Frank Tower, USNRF31 May 1918 - ?
    21CDR. Bullock, Charles Herbert, USN27 April 1921 - 31 December 1921
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves, Photos courtesy Bill Gonyo

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