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|69k||USS Arethusa circa 1898, served as a water carrier during the Spanish-American War, but was commissioned too late to see service in that conflict. About a decade later, she became the U.S. Navy's first oiler.
US Navy photo NH 61686
|US Naval History and Heritage Command|
|123k||USS Arethusa probably near Philadelphia Navy Yard, 2 December 1898, where she had just completed conversion. Note the
6 pounder gun on the forecastle and the lighter gun alongside to port.
US National Archives, RG-19-N box 26. Photo # 19-N-14250, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|82k||USS Arethusa near New York Navy Yard, 3 October 1911. Her bow is marked "Auxiliary - U.S. Navy - Arethusa."
US National Archives, RG-19-N box 26. Photo # 19-N-61-8-17, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|37k||USS Arethusa refuels the subchasers,
RFS C-14 ex-SC-370, and
RFS C-28 ex-SC-388, mid Atlantic in a moderate gale in mid-1918.
US Navy photo # NH 42568, from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
|72k||USS Arethusa refueling subchasers during an Atlantic crossing in mid-1918. The photo is from a scrapbook created by George Graham Smith of USS SC-254 that was broken up and sold on Ebay. Other submarine chasers pictured include USS SC-178 and USS SC-329. The group left New London, 28 June 1918 and after stopping at Bermuda on 2-7 July and at Ponta Delgada on 20-27 July arrived at Brest, France, 5 August, Plymouth on 11 August, and their initial duty station at Queenstown on 21 August 1918. USS Arethusa probably escorted the group from New London to the Azores.
Photo courtesy Shipscribe.com
|01||CDR. Merry, John Francis||30 April 1897 - ?|
|02||MASTER, Secoombe, William S. (Naval Auxiliary Service)||22 August 1900 - 14 March 1906|
|03||MASTER, Newell, Joseph (Naval Auxiliary Service)||14 March 1906 - November 1907|
|04||CDR. Grant, Albert Weston, USN (1877) :VADM||November 1907 - ?|
|05||MASTER, Whitton, Arthur M. (Naval Auxiliary Service)||22 March 1910 - 1916|
|06||MASTER, Werner, Richard||1916 - 9 January 1918|
|07||CDR. Kennedy, Walter Robert, USNRF||9 January 1918 - 13 July 1919|
|08||LCDR. Midgett, Clarence K., USNRF||13 July 1919 - 7 January 1922|
|09||LCDR. Wynquist, Eric Edward, USNRF||7 January 1922 - 28 June 1922|
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