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USS Quincy (AK-10)

1921-International Radio Call Sign:
Nan - George - Quack
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal (with bronze star in lieu of Transport clasp)
Collier / Cargo Ship:
  • Built in 1909 as the collier SS Vogesen, at William Doxford and Sons, Sunderland, England
  • Seized in 1917 by US Customs at Pensacola, FL.
  • Acquired by the US Navy Naval Overseas Transportation Service (NOTS), 8 May 1917
  • Commissioned USS Quincy, 2 February 1918, at New Orleans, LA., LCDR. John C. K. Redington, USNRF, in command
  • Designated AK-10, 17 July 1920
  • Laid up from August 1920 until May 1921 at Norfolk
  • Decommissioned, 5 June 1922, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, 25 September 1922, to the Navigation Steamship Co.
  • Sold to North American Steamship Co., date unknow
  • Sold in 1936 renamed SS Burgeo Star
  • Sold in 1937 to Chinese interests, renamed SS Haida, reflagged China
  • Final Disposition, Likely torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. Haida was declared missing after sailing from Seattle for Hong Kong, 24 October 1937
    Displacement 6,500 t.
    Length 367'
    Beam 51'
    Draft 21' 4"
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement 100
    one 3"/50 gun mount
    two machine gunes
    two single ended boilers
    one 2,500hp vertical triple expansion steam engine
    single propeller shaft

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    Quincy 94k USS Quincy (AK-10) moored at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA. 11 March 1921. Photographed by Crosby, "Naval Photographer", 324 First Street, Portsmouth, VA.
    US Navy photo # NH 105183 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, donation of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, 1970.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Quincy 164k USS Quincy (AK-10) looking forward, circa May 1921 when the ship was reactivated.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 71563, courtesy
    Mike Green
    Merchant Service
    Quincy 89k Artist rendition of the North American Steamship Co. freighter SS Quincy under way. Alan Crockwell
    Quincy 165k North American Steamship freighter SS Quincy under way in the Great Lakes, circa 1920s. Quincy was principally employed in the coal trade on the Great Lakes. Alan Crockwell
    Quincy 222k SS Quincy iced over during winter in the Great Lakes, circa 1920s. Alan Crockwell
    Quincy 152k SS Quincy crew attempting to de-ice the ship during winter in the Great Lakes, circa 1920s. Alan Crockwell
    Quincy 114k SS Quincy approaching a coal pier, circa 1920s Alan Crockwell
    Quincy 127k SS Quincy with the tug Walter C. Ross alongside on the Great Lakes, circa 1920s. Alan Crockwell
    Quincy 177k SS Quincy crew working on deck, circa 1920s. Alan Crockwell
    Quincy 130k
    Quincy 135k
    Quincy 51k
    Quincy 145k SS Quincy possibly the Captain, circa 1920s. Alan Crockwell
    Quincy 149k George W. Crockwell, father of Alan Crockwell and son of the ship owner George A. Crockwell, spent his summers working aboard SS Quincy, circa 1920s Alan Crockwell
    Quincy 275k SS Haida, unloading a cargo of coal, circa 1930s, location unknown Alan Crockwell

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