U.S.S. Ajax (1898)

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U.S.S. Ajax (1890)
Hull Number: AC-14
Builder: D. & W. Henderson[1]
Purchased: 12 May, 1898[2]
Launched: 13 Jun, 1890[3]
Commissioned: 21 May, 1898[4]
Decommissioned: 8 Jul, 1925
Stricken: 8 Jul, 1925
Sold: 14 Aug, 1925

U.S.S. Ajax was a collier purchased by the U.S. Navy in 1898.

Construction

Launched at Glasgow by D. & W. Henderson on 13 June, 1890 and named Scindia.[5]

Service

Commissioned under the name Scindia on 21 May, 1898.[6]

Renamed Ajax on 1 January, 1900.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Armament

1898

[11]

  • two 3-inch
  • two 6-pounders

1918

[12]

  • four 6-pounders

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 132.
  2. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 132.
  3. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 132.
  4. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 132.
  5. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 132.
  6. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 132.
  7. List and Station, July 1898. p. 6.
  8. Register of Officers, 1900. p. 12.
  9. Register of Officers, 1922. pp. 66-67.
  10. Register of Officers, 1925. pp. 26-27.
  11. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 132.
  12. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 132.

Bibliography

  • Silverstone, Paul H. (2006). The U.S. Navy Warship Series: The New Navy 1883-1922. New York: Routledge.


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