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Quiros (PG 40)
ex-Gunboat No. 40



Call sign:
George - Rush - Fox - Boy


Quiros served the Navies of Spain and the United States.

Quiros Class Gunboat:

  • Laid down in June 1894 by Whampoa Dock Co., Hong Kong, China for the Spanish Navy
  • Launched in June 1896
    Ships Data, U.S. Naval Vessels, 1921 list launch date as 1895
  • Captured by the U.S. Army at Manila, Philippines in 1898
  • Acquired by the Navy 21 February 1900
  • Commissioned USS Quiros (Gunboat No. 40), 5 March 1900 at Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines
    Ships' Data, U.S. Naval Vessels, 1911, 1914 and 1921 lists commissioning as 14 March 1900
  • Decommissioned at Cavite Navy Yard 2 January 1904
  • Recommissioned 2 September 1904
  • Decommissioned at Cavite Navy Yard 11 March 1908
  • Recommissioned 11 October 1910
  • Decommissioned
  • Recommissioned 15 August 1917
  • Designated PG-40, 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned in August 1923 at Shanghai, China
  • Sunk as a target 10 October 1923.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 350 t.
  • Length 148'
  • Length between perpendiculars 137' 9"
  • Beam 22' 9"
  • Draft 7' 9"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 44
  • 1921 - 57
  • Armament: Two 6-pounders and two 3-pounders
    1905 - Added two 1-pounders and two .30 cal. Colt machine guns
    1910 - None
    1911 - Four 3-pounder rapid fire mounts
  • Propulsion: Two single-ended Scotch return tube double furnace boilers, one 550ihp vertical triple-expansion engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Quiros 51k Photographed circa 1900-1923.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 327
    Naval Historical Center
    Quiros 137k c. 1905/1913
    Wuhu, China
    Photo Caroline Maddock Hart
    Robert Hurst
    Quiros 146k c. 1920
    Ichang China
    U.S. Navy photo NH 67130 from Naval History and Heritage Command courtesy of Mr. Donald M. McPherson
    Mike Green
    Quiros 159k Photo from the July 1920 edition of Our Navy magazine Joe Radigan
    Quiros 56k At Ichang, China, 8 December 1922
    Donation of C. Kauffman, 1977
    U.S. Navy photo NH 86203
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Percival J. Werlich, USN14 March 1900
    02LT William Bartlett Fletcher, USN - USNA Class of 1882
    Retired as Rear Admiral
    24 April 1900
    03LT Levi Calvin Bertolette, USN - USNA Class of 188716 April 1901
    04LT Francis Boughter, USN - USNA Class of 18871902
    05LT Benton Clark Decker, USN - USNA Class of 1887
    Retired as Rear Admiral
    22 January 1903
    06LT James Erling Walker, USN - USNA Class of 189528 December 1904
    07LT Charles Russell Train, USN - Retired as Rear Admiral1 August 1906
    08LT Harlan Page Perrill, USN - USNA Class of 189714 March 1907
    09LT John Joseph Hannigan, USN - USNA Class of 190111 February 1912
    10LT Harry Earl Shoemaker, USN - USNA Class of 1905
    Retired as Rear Admiral
    5 June 1912 - 5 October 1913
    11LTJG Burton Anderson Strait, USN - USNA Class of 19075 October 1913
    12LT Charles Andrews Lockwood, Jr., USN - USNA Class of 1912
    Awarded three Navy Distinguished Service Medals and the Legion of Merit - Retired as Vice Admiral
    1923
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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