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USS Commodore (III) (IX-7)

1913-International Radio Call Sign:
Nan - Love - Easy
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal
Receiving Ship:
  • Built in 1875 at Cleveland, OH.
  • Purchased by the Navy at Chicago, IL., 1 September 1918
  • Commissioned, USS Commodore in September 1918, CAPT. E. A. Evers USNRF in command
  • USS Commodore served as receiving ship at Chicago, IL. until 30 April 1919, thereafter as a Naval Reserve Armory
  • Designated (IX-7) in 1920
  • Decommissioned, 10 March 1930
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, dismantled and demolished by Naval Reservists by January 1931
    Displacement 2,200 t.
    Length 265' "
    Beam 42' 2"
    Draft 16' 5"
    Complement unknown
    Armament one 4" gun
    Propulsion none

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    Merchant Service
    123k SS Commodore underway, circa 1900-1905. location unknown. David Wright
    114k View looking north along the South Branch of the Chicago River at 14th Street in 1900. The Iowa, Rock Island "A" and Rock Island "B" grain elevators are visible. This section of the river was filled in as part of a river straightening project in 1927–9. At right the package steamer SS Commodore can be seen tied up.
    Image Detroit Publishing Co. 1900. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Historic American Engineering Record, Reproduction Number LC-DIG-det-4a08137. This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID det.4a08137.
    Robert Hurst
    USS Commodore (IX-7
    Commodore 105k USS Commodore (IX-7) moored probably at Chicago, IL., circa 1920s.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 55303, courtesy
    Mike Green

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