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USS Culgoa (AF-3)

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 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.
    US Navy photo
    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
    Mike Green
    US National Archives photo 19-N-14279
    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 Navy photo # NH 2359 from the US Naval Historical Center, collection of LCDR Richard Wainwright, USN 1920
    US Naval Historical Center
    Culgoa 60k USS Culgoa at anchor, circa 1908, location>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 Historical Center
    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 Historical Center

    USS Culgoa (AF-3)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Carlin, James W.3 December 1898 - ?
     Decommissioned16 October 1901 - 1 October 1902
    02LCDR. Doyle, Robert Morris1 October 1902 - ?
    03LCDR. Oliver, James Harrison RADM1904 - 11 August 1905
     Decommissioned11 August 1905 - 12 September 1907
    04LCDR. Patton, John Bryson12 September 1907 - ?
    05CDR. Phelps, Harry :COMO20 March 1909 - 11 April 1911
    06CDR. Plunkett, Charles Preshall USN (1884)11 April 1911 - 11 October 1911
    07CDR. Latimer, Julian Lane :RADM11 October 1911 - ?
    08LT. Grady, John, USNJuly 1915 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves, Photos courtesy Bill Gonyo

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