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|87k||Red D Steamship Line freighter SS Venezuela underway, date and location unknown. Venezuela hauled bananas
from Central America to the United States until purchased by the US Navy 12 April 1898.
US Navy photo # USN 1034893
|Auxiliary Cruiser USS Panther
|81k||Auxiliary Cruiser USS Panther circa 1898, during the Spanish-American War
US Navy photo NH44471 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|US Naval History and Heritage Command|
|Training Ship USS Panther
|126k||Training Ship USS Panther at anchor, probably during her period in commission from June 1902 to October 1903 after being refitted as a training ship with topmasts and heavy yardarms. Her main battery has been rearranged, guns now being visible in the two open hull ports and on deck forward of the foremast. The two 4" guns also attributed to the ship may be on the fantail but are not clearly visible.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 105834
|585k||USS Panther moored at Pier 4, Colon, Colombia, September 1902. Taken while she was serving as a troop transport to protect
against unrest in Honduras.
US National Archives photo RG-185-R-4
|Auxiliary Repair Ship USS Panther
|50k||Auxiliary Repair ship USS Panther at anchor, date and location unknown. Photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships 1914."||Robert Hurst|
|155k||Post card of Auxiliary Repair ship USS Panther and crew, Pensacola, FL. 1915.||Tommy Trampp|
|113k||USS Panther while serving as a repair ship for the Atlantic Fleet sometime after the fleet converted from white to gray
paint in 1909 and before she was fitted with 3" guns in around 1915. The spreaders suspended from the tops of the masts supported long-wire radio antennas.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 44472, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|Destroyer Tender USS Panther
|93k||USS Panther moored in Kirkwall Harbor, Orkney Islands, while supporting the North Sea mine barrage clearance operation in 1919. She has several trawlers and submarine chasers alongside. The latter include (from left to right, in outboard group off Panther's port side:
USS SC-328 and
Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken by DeLong, of USS Black Hawk, published in the cruise book "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage, 1919", page 33.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 99690, donation of SKC Charles A. Free.
|112k||USS Panther full-dressed, 4 July 1919, at Kirkwall, Scotland, tending subchasers and trawlers helping to sweep the North Sea Mine Barrage. She took over this duty from USS Black Hawk which continued to support the force's minesweepers. Her four 3" guns are located on the deck forward of the foremast and near the stern. The subchasers alongside are;
USS SC-38, and
USS SC-208 (in the after nest) and
USS SC-272, and either
USS SC-45 or
USS SC-95 (forward)
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 40049, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|69k||USS Panther at Kirkwall, Orkney Islands with part of the Mine force. Sub Chasers identifiable include USS SC-328, USS SC-208 and USS SC-207.||The Sub Chaser Archives|
|547k||USS Panther crew photo and roster. Photo was probably taken, circa 1919, at Kirkwall, Scotland.
US Navy photo from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage" by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment.
|Joe Radigan, MACM USN Ret.|
|01||CDR. Reiter, George Cook, USN (USNA 1865)||22 April 1898 - 1899|
|02||LCDR. Ward, Aaron, USN (USNA 1871)||1899 - 20 October 1899|
|In Ordinary||20 October 1899 - 19 June 1902|
|03||CDR. Wilson, John Clark, USN (USNA 1869)||19 June 1902 - 21 October 1903|
|Decommissioned||21 October 1899 - 18 November 1907|
|04||CDR. Nelson, Valentine Sevier||18 November 1907 - ?|
|05||CDR. McKean, Josiah Slutts, USN (USNA 1884) :RADM||18 October 1909 - ?|
|06||CDR. De Steiguer, Louis Rodolph, USN (USNA 1889) :ADM||12 July 1911 - 20 June 1913|
|07||LT. Davis, Louis Poisson, USN (USNA 1905)||20 June 1913 - 3 January 1914|
|08||LT. Haines, Gordon Wayne, USN (USNA 1905)||3 January 1914 - 25 August 1914|
|09||LT. Dampman, Paul Edward, USN||25 August 1914 - 7 September 1915|
|10||LT. Haines, Gordon Wayne, USN (USNA 1905)||3 7 September 1915 - 15 January 1916|
|11||CDR. Laning, Harris, USN (USNA 1895) :ADM||15 January 1916 - 6 October 1916|
|12||CDR. Proctor, André Morton, USN (USNA 1893)||6 October 1916 - 15 June 1919|
|13||LT. Pennington, John Dickey, USN (XOIC)||15 June 1919 - 1 July 1919|
|14||CDR. Wood, Clarence Eddy, USN||1 July 1919 - 3 January 1921|
|15||LCDR. Baum, George Martin, USN (USNA 1904)||3 January 1921 - 7 December 1921|
|16||CDR. Root, Edmond Spence, USN (USNA 1905)||7 December 1921 - 1 January 1922|
|17||CDR. Oberlin, Edgar Garfield||1 January 1922 - 16 May 1922|
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