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NavSource Online: "Old Navy" Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Spanish Campaign Medal - World War I Victory Medal
Schooner-rigged Iron-hulled Steamer:
Laid down in 1873 as SS Illinois by William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, PA.
Launched, date unknown
Purchased by the US Navy from International Navigation Co., 30 April 1898, for $325,000
Commissioned USS Supply, 30 April 1898, LCDR. R. R. Ingersoll, in command
USS Supply served as the fleet supply ship in Cuban waters during the Spanish-American War.
Decommissioned at New York Navy Yard, 28 April 1899
Recommissioned, 1 August 1902
USS Supply was ordered to duty on the Asiatic Station, serving as supply ship for the Asiatic Fleet and as Station Ship at Guam
Decommissioned, 15 September 1919, at Navy Yard Mare Island
Struck from the Navy Register, 30 September 1921
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 30 September 1921.
Displacement 4,325 t.
Length 355' 8"
Beam 43' 4"'
Draft 19' 5"
Speed 9.5 kts.
one coal fired double ended boiler
two coal fired auxiliary boilers
one 1,069ihp vertical triple-expansion steam engine
fuel capacity 1,053 tons of coal
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||USS Supply, probably photographed a few years after the Spanish-American War.
US Navy photo # NH 67902, Courtesy Donald M. McPherson, 1968, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
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||USS Supply moored, date and location unknown. Photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships 1914."
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DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 10 April 2009
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