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Annapolis (IX 1)

Call sign (1928):
Negative - Affirmative - Baker - Xray

ex-Annapolis (PG-10)

Call sign (1919):
George - Quack - Cast - Dog

ex-Annapolis (Gunboat No.10)

Call sign (1909):
Nan - Boy - Rush

Annapolis served the U. S. Navy, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Coast Guard

Annapolis Class Gunboat:

  • The first Annapolis was laid down 18 April 1896 by the Lewis Nixon Co., Elizabethport, NJ
  • Launched 23 December 1896
  • Completed 20 February 1897
  • Commissioned USS Annapolis, Gunboat No. 10, 20 July 1897 at New York
  • Decommissioned 5 September 1899 at Norfolk, VA
  • Recommissioned 14 November 1900
  • Decommissioned in June 1904 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA
  • Recommissioned 25 March 1907
  • Decommissioned 16 December 1911 at Mare Island Navy Yard
  • Recommissioned 1 May 1912
  • Decommissioned 1 July 1919 at Mare Island Navy Yard
  • Loaned to the Commissioners of Navigation, Port of Philadelphia, as a training vessel on 1 April 1920 for duty as the Pennsylvania State Nautical Schoolship
  • Designated as a Patrol Gunboat, PG-10, 17 July 1920
  • Reclassified as an Unclassified Miscellaneous Auxiliary, IX-1, 1 July 1921
  • Struck from the Navy Register 30 June 1940
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 11 April 1940 for disposal
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard in 1941 for use as a Station Ship at New London, CT
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission 31 August 1942 and scrapped.


  • Displacement 1,153 t.
    1921 - 1,010 t.
  • Length 203' 6"
  • Beam 36'
  • Draft 12' 9"
    1921 - 12'
  • Speed 13.17 kts.
  • Complement 133
    1914 - 162
    1918 - 156
  • Armament: Six 4"/40 gun mounts, four 6-pounders and one "Y" gun depth charge projector
    1905 - Six 4" rapid fire mounts, four 6-pounder rapid fire mounts, two 1-pounder rapid fire mounts and two .30 cal. Colt machine guns
    1921 - One 4"/40 mount
  • Propulsion: Two Babcock and Wilcox boilers, one 1,223ihp vertical triple-expansion steam engine and sail, one shaft.
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    USS Annapolis (Gunboat No. 10)
    Annapolis 95k Annapolis pierside at the New York Navy Yard, circa 1897. The decommissioned Atlanta lies in the background
    U.S. Navy photo 19-N-12-17-13
    Naval Historical Center
    Annapolis 77k In wartime gray paint, 1898
    National Archives photo 19-N-12-17-17
    Annapolis 79k Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York
    Photo from the George E. Stonebridge Photograph Collection, 1897-1918 at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library website
    Daniel Hacker
    Photo added 10 July 2021
    Annapolis 378k Original photo: c. 1897/1901
    Detroit Photographic Co. photo 020005 from the Library of Congress photo LC-D4-20005
    Replacement photo: Photo from The American Navy; Belford, Middlebrook and Co., Chicago - 1898
    © 1898 William H. Rau
    Original photo: Mike Green
    Replacement photo: Thomas Becher
    Annapolis 125k c. Early 1900's Tommy Trampp
    Vicksburg 91k Mare Island Navy Yard, California. An early U.S. Navy submarine (probably Grampus or Pike) underway off the yard, circa early 1905. Gunboats Petrel and Princeton are in the center background. At left are the decommissioned gunboats Annapolis and Vicksburg
    Courtesy of Ted Stone, 1986
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100915
    Naval Historical Center
    Annapolis 213k View of the hull planking removed from the Annapolis in dry dock No. 1 at Mare Island in January 1905
    U.S. Navy photo PG 10 001-7-1905
    Darryl Baker
    Annapolis 130k Broadside View of Annapolis at the coal sheds at Mare Island in 1905
    U.S. Navy photo PG 10 003-1905
    Annapolis 551k Broadside View of Annapolis in the Mare Island channel in 1912.
    U.S. Navy photo PG 10 001-1912
    Annapolis 172k Broadside View of Annapolis off San Francisco in 1912.
    U.S. Navy photo PG 10 002-1912
    Annapolis 74k c. 1912
    In the Mare Island channel
    Robert M. Cieri
    Annapolis 186k USS South Dakota (ACR 9) at Mare Island Navy Yard circa Jan 1913. The collier USS Justin is behind and to the right of South Dakota and Annapolis is outboard of the Justin. Justin and Annapolis are at the yard's coal station. A rare image of the shipyard's stiff leg derrick with her steam driven winch is to the left of South Dakota
    U.S. Navy photo
    Darryl Baker
    USS Annapolis (IX 1)
    Annapolis 59k c. 1934 Robert Hurst
    Annapolis 89k c. 1942
    Photo from the Pennsylvania State Nautical School yearbook "The Helm"
    Tommy Trampp
    Station Ship Annapolis
    Annapolis 84k 5 July 1942
    New London, CT
    Photo from "U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft of World War II" by Robert L. Schiena
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01CDR John Jacob Hunker, USN - USNA Class of 186620 July 1897
    02LCDR Karl Rohrer, USN16 November 1900
    03CDR Edward Merritt Hughes, USN15 November 1902 - 19 June 1903
    04CDR Hamilton Hutchins, USN - USNA Class of 187419 June 1903
    05LCDR Lewis Jacob Clark, USN25 March 1907
    06CDR William Michael Crose, USN - USNA Class of 1888
    Awarded the Navy Cross (1918) - Retired as Captain
    4 April 1910
    07LCDR Warren Jay Terhune, USN - USNA Class of 18891 May 1912
    08CDR Henry Joseph Ziegemeier, USN - USNA Class of 1890
    Awarded the Navy Cross (1918) - Retired as Rear Admiral
    August 1913 - August 1914
    09CDR Arthur Glynn Kavanagh, USN - USNA Class of 190413 September 1915
    10LCDR Allan Gustavus Olson, USN20 February 1919 - 10 May 1919
    11CDR Elmo Hamilton Williams, USN - USNA Class of 1907
    Retired as Admiral
    10 May 1919 - 11 June 1919
    12CDR Louis Clark Richardson, USN - USNA Class of 189711 June 1919 - 1 July 1919
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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