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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
  • 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
    Specifications:
    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 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.
    Mike Green

    USS Nanshan (AG-3)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
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