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USS Nanshan (AG-3)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Philippines Campaign Medal - Mexican Service Medal - World War I Victory Medal

Nanshan Class Supply Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Grangemouth Dockyard Co., Grangemouth, Scotland
  • Launched in 1896
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 6 April 1898. placed in service the same day, CAPT. E. H. Stovell (British Marine Service) in command.
  • Placed out of service, 31 March 1914, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Commissioned, USS Nanshan, 1 August 1914
  • Designated Miscellaneous Auxiliary AG-3, 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 18 January 1922, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold, 29 July 1922, to John A. Bereovich Co., fate unknown
    Displacement 5,059 t.
    Length 295' 8"
    Beam 39'
    Draft 21' 3"
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement 45
    Armament one 6-pdr
    Propulsion system unknown

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    Nanshan 71k Filipino Insurgents of General Guevara's army on board the U.S. Navy collier Nanshan, 26 April 1902, while being transported from the mouth of the Gandara River to Catbalogan, Samar, where they formally surrendered. This surrender ended the guerrilla warfare in the Philippines that began in 1899.
    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of CAPT. Washington Irving Chambers, donated by CAPT. E. R. Chambers, 1951. US Navy History and Heritage Command photo #: NH 105297
    Robert Hurst
    Nanshan 59k USS Nanshan at anchor off Guaymas, Mexico, 26 December 1915. Photographed by Hopkins. The original photograph is printed on post card ("AZO") stock.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 92196, from the collection of Thomas P. Naughton, 1973.
    Bill Gonyo
    Nanshan 88k USS Nanshan moored pierside at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA., circa July-August 1914. Based on Nanshan's new paint job she must have just gotten out of dry dock. She was in dock #2 at Mare Island from 8 to 15 July 1914.
    US Navy photo.
    Darryl Baker
    Nanshan 87k USS Nanshan at anchor, circa 1920. The World War I modifications included four 6-pounder guns, two at each end, and the crows-nests and life-rafts on both masts. Nanshan was refitted as the target repair ship in the Pacific in early 1920.
    US National Archives, RG-19-N box 9, Photo No. 19-N-11437 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Mike Green

    USS Nanshan (AG-3)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
     CAPT. Stovell, E. H. (British Marine Service)6 April 1898 - ?
     MASTER Prideaux, William D. (Naval Auxiliary Service)10 January 1910 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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