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USS Southery (IX-26)
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USS Southery (1898 - 1902)



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


Steamer:
  • Laid down in 1889 at R. Thompson Sons & Co., Sunderland, England
  • Acquired by the U.S. Navy, 16 April 1898
  • Converted for Naval Service as a Collier, at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
  • Commissioned, USS Southery, 2 May 1898, CDR. Walton Goodwin in command
  • Decommissioned, 18 February 1899, at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA., for conversion to a Prison Ship
  • Recommissioned at Boston, MA., 6 April 1902
  • Decommissioned, 12 July 1933
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1933
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 December 1933, to Boston Iron and Metal Co., Baltimore, MD.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 3,100 t. (est.)
    Length 288'
    Beam 38' 10"
    Draft 21' 6"
    Speed 10.5 kts (max.)
    Complement 59
    Armament two 3-pounders
    Propulsion
    one steam turbine, single propeller
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    USS Southery
    Southery 101k USS Southery at the Boston Navy Yard in 1898 soon after acquisition.
    US National Archives, RG-19-N box 9, Photo No. 19-N-14283, ex 17-21-9, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives ,courtesy Shipscribe.com.
    Mike Green
    Southery 126k USS Southery at the Norfolk Navy Yard in May 1902. The freight lighter USS Alice (officially called a supply tug) is alongside.
    US National Archives, RG-19-N box 9, Photo # 19-N-11822, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
    Mike Green
    Southery 66k Prison ship USS Southery at Portsmouth, Navy Yard, Kittery, ME., circa 1908. Note laundry drying in her rigging, forward.
    Courtesy of Nasby W. Boling, Corporal, USMC. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo #: NH 43660.
    Robert Hurst
    Southery 257k Colorized post card image of USS Southery serving as a prison ship at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME., postmarked 1906. Collection of Arnold A. Putnam
    Southery 111k USS Southery serving as a prison ship at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Me. sometime between 1900 and 1910.
    Library of Congress photo # LC-D4-70504 (4a22709v_SoutheryIX26.jpg)
    Mike Green
    Southery 240k USS Southery serving as a prison ship at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME., postmarked 1910. Collection of Arnold A. Putnam
    Southery 96k USS Southery serving as a prison ship at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME. before 1914. Behind her may be her "auxiliary," the former small cruiser USS Topeka.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo No. NH 86030. Courtesy Shipscribe.com.
    Robert Hurst
    Southery 209k Colorized post card image of USS Southery serving as a prison ship at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME., postmarked 1911. Tommy Trampp
    USS Southery (IX-26)
     Southery 67k USS Southery (IX-26) serving as a receiving ship at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth NH, circa 1920.
    US Navy photo # NH 78188 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    US Naval Historical Center
    Southery 64k USS Southery (IX-26) serving as a receiving ship at Boston Navy Yard, Boston MA, circa 1922 to 1933.
    US Navy photo # 43661 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    US Naval Historical Center
    Southery 445k USS Southery (IX-26) while serving as Receiving Ship at Boston Navy Yard, moored on the opposite side of the pier from USS Northampton (CA-26) during the cruisers Commissioning Ceremony, 17 May 1930.
    Photo courtesy the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection
    Michael Mohl

    USS Southery / USS Southery (IX-26)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Goodwin, Walton, USN (1867)2 May 1898 - 18 February 1899 
    03LCDR. Braunersreuther, William, USN (1876)12 December 1903 - 4 May 1905 
    04CDR. Wright, Edward Evrett USN, (1877)4 May 1905 - 25 March 1907 
    05CHBOSN. Hill, William Lowell, USN25 March 1907 - 1913 
    08CDR. Neal, George Franklin, USN (1901)15 June 1919 - 10 August 1921 
    09LCDR. Lowell, Jabez Stubbs, USN (1908)10 August 1921 - 24 April 1923 
    10CDR. Prior, Frank Davis, USN (1907)24 April 1923 - 4 June 1926 
    11CAPT. Willson, James David, USN4 June 1926 - 10 March 1928Capt of the Yard Boston
    and ADDU as CO Southery
    12CAPT. Henderson, Robert, USN10 March 1928 - 10 July 1930Capt of the Yard Boston
    and ADDU as CO Southery
    13CAPT. Johnson, Thomas Lee, USN10 July 1930 - 11 February 1931Capt of the Yard Boston
    and ADDU as CO Southery
    14CAPT. Gay Jesse Bishop, USN (1903)11 February 1931 - 14 January 1932Capt of the Yard Boston
    and ADDU as CO Southery
    15CAPT. Cook, Harold Earle, USN14 January 1932 - 1 July 1933Capt of the Yard Boston
    and ADDU as CO Southery
    Photo courtesy Bill Gonyo

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