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USS Supply

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.
    Complement 128
    six 6-pdrs
    four 1-pdr.
    one coal fired double ended boiler
    two coal fired auxiliary boilers
    one 1,069ihp vertical triple-expansion steam engine
    single shaft
    fuel capacity 1,053 tons of coal

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    Supply 71k 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.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Supply 46k USS Supply moored, date and location unknown. Photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships 1914." Robert Hurst

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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

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