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USS Quincy (AK-10)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal (with Transport clasp)
Collier / Cargo Ship:
  • Built in 1909 as the collier SS Vogesen, at William Doxford and Sons, Sunderland, England
  • Seized in 1917 by US Customs at Pensacola, FL.
  • Acquired by the US Navy Naval Overseas Transportation Service (NOTS), 8 May 1917
  • Commissioned USS Quincy, 2 February 1918, at New Orleans, LA., LCDR. John C. K. Redington, USNRF, in command
  • Designated AK-10, 17 July 1920
  • Laid up from August 1920 until May 1921 at Norfolk
  • Decommissioned, 5 June 1922, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold, 25 September 1922, to the Navigation Steamship Co., fate unknown
    Displacement 6,500 t.
    Length 367'
    Beam 51'
    Draft 21' 4"
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement 100
    Armament four 3" guns
    Propulsion steam, single propeller

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    Quincy 94k USS Quincy (AK-10) moored at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA. 11 March 1921. Photographed by Crosby, "Naval Photographer", 324 First Street, Portsmouth, VA.
    US Navy photo # NH 105183 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, donation of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, 1970.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Quincy 164k USS Quincy (AK-10) looking forward, circa May 1921 when the ship was reactivated.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 71563, courtesy
    Mike Green

    USS Quincy (AK-10)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
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