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USS General Alava (AG-5)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Philippines Campaign Medal - World War I Victory Medal
Built 1895 by A. McMillan & Sons, Dumbarton, Scotland
Captured during the Spanish-American War
Transferred from the War Department to the Navy, 21 February 1900
Commissioned USS General Alava, 9 March 1900 at Cavite, P.I., LCDR. C. E. Fox in command
Decommissioned, 24 January 1903, at Cavite, P.I.
Recommissioned, 11 June 1904
Decommissioned, 26 February 1906
Recommissioned, 18 December 1906
Designated Miscellaneous Auxiliary (AG-5), 17 July 1920
Decommissioned, 28 June 1929, at Shanghai, China
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, sunk as a target, 17 July 1929
Displacement 1,390 t.
Length 212' 6"
Beam 28' 3"
Speed 10.5 kts.
Armament one 6-pdr, two 3-pdrs
Propulsion system unknown
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||USS General Alava underway, circa 1920, location unknown.
||USS General Alava and USS B-2 (ex-Cuttlefish) in Philippine waters, prior to World War I.
US Navy photo # NH 85719, courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1977.
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DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LCDR. Fox, C. E.||9 March 1900 - ?|
| ||LCDR. Ponto, Arthur, Rodolph||1920 - 31 December 1921|
| ||CHBOSN. Holmes, J. C.||1923 - ? |
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Not Applicable to this Vessel
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 26 March 2010
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|