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USS Pensacola (AG-13)
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USS Pensacola (AK-7) (1920 - 1922)
USS Pensacola (ID 2078) (1917 - 1920)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Haitian Campaign Medal - World War I Victory Medal (with Transport clasp)


  • Laid down, date unknown, as SS Nicaria at Aktierges, Neptun, Rostock, Germany
  • Launched in 1901
  • Seized by the US Government, 8 May 1917, at Southport, N.C.
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 9 June 1917
  • Commissioned USS Pensacola (ID 2078), 8 October 1917. LCDR. Frederick Marcus, USNRF, in command
  • Designated Cargo Ship (AK-7), 17 July 1920
  • Redesignated Miscellaneous Auxiliary (AG-13), 26 June 1922
  • Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 14 March 1925, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Final Disposition sold, 5 August 1925, to M. M. Davidson of Stockton, CA. and on 4 September 1925 Red Stack tugs towed ex-Pensacola out of Mare Island Navy Yard to Cooper Metal Co. for scrapping.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 9,821 t.
    Length 353' 11"
    Beam 51'
    Draft 21' 6"
    Speed 9.5 kts.
    Complement 144
    Armament
    one 4" gun
    one 3" gun
    Propulsion steam
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    Merchant Service Hamburg American Line
    Pensacola 66k SS Nicaria in port with barges alongside handling cargo or coal. The German flag is on her stern and the Hamburg-American Line house flag is on her mainmast.
    Photo courtesy Shipscribe
    Mike Green
    USS Pensacola (ID-2078)
    Pensacola 51k Pensacola (ID 2078) moored the Charleston, South Carolina, Navy Yard, 3 October 1917, five days before her commissioning. Ash Lighter No. 29 is alongside.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo #: NH 44476.
    Robert Hurst
    Pensacola 73k USS Pensacola (ID 2078) moored pierside at Philadelphia Navy Yard, 28 June 1918. Pensacola was at Philadelphia for repairs between 12 and 29 June. Note her camouflage paint scheme.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo #: NH 50186
    Robert Hurst
    Pensacola 97k USS Pensacola (ID 2078) moored at Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, 18 August 1919, at the 1010-foot wharf. The ship is still displaying her name on her bridge front, as many ships of the Naval Overseas Transportation Service did during World War I.
    US. Naval History and Heritage Command photo #: NH 105294
    Robert Hurst
    USS Pensacola (AG-13)
    Pensacola 146k USS Pensacola (AG-13) anchored at Guam as station ship, 13 November 1924, shortly before returning to San Francisco for disposal.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # 80-G-651782, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
    Mike Green

    USS Pensacola (ID 2078 / AK-7 / AG-13)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Marcus, Frederick, USNRF8 October 1917 - 1920
    03LCDR. Coburn, Harris Cutler, USNRF1920 - 9 October 1921
    04LCDR. Berman, Joseph Martin, USNRF9 October 1921 - 28 March 1922
    05LCDR. Lowry, Frank Jacob, USN (1911) :VADM28 March 1922 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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