U.S.S. Alert (1874)

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U.S.S. Alert (1874)
Hull Number: AS-4
Builder: John Roach & Sons[1]
Ordered: 10 February, 1873[2]
Laid down: September, 1873[3]
Launched: 18 September, 1874[4]
Commissioned: 27 May, 1875[5]
Decommissioned: 9 March, 1922[6]
Sold: 29 July, 1922[7]
Fate: Broken up
U.S.S. Alert was one of three Alert Class gunboats completed for the U.S. Navy.

Service

Alert was commissioned on 27 May, 1875 under the command of Commander William Thomas Sampson.

In early 1916, Alert was stationed in Pearl Harbor, helping to support the operations of four K class submarines.[8]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 78.
  2. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 78.
  3. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 78.
  4. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 78.
  5. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 78.
  6. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 2.
  7. Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 78.
  8. Estimates Submitted to the Secretary of the Navy, Volume II, 1916. pp. 1553-4.
  9. Register of Officers, 1880. p. 11.
  10. Register of Officers, 1881. p. 10.
  11. Register of Officers, 1882. p. 10.
  12. Register of Officers, 1884. p. 16.
  13. Register of Officers, 1887. p. 8.
  14. Register of Officers, 1890. p. 10.
  15. Register of Officers, 1892. p. 10.
  16. Register of Officers, 1895. p. 8.
  17. Register of Officers, 1896. p. 10.
  18. Register of Officers, 1898. p. 10.
  19. "The Navy Gazette". Army and Navy Register. 25 January, 1913. Vol. LIII, No. 1,698, p. 119.
  20. Register of Officers, 1914. p. 32.
  21. "The Navy Gazette". Army and Navy Register. 24 January, 1914. Vol. LV, No. 1,749, p. 119.
  22. "The Navy Gazette". Army and Navy Register. 24 January, 1914. Vol. LV, No. 1,749, p. 119.
  23. Register of Officers, 1916. p. 30.
  24. Register of Officers, 1916. p. 52.
  25. Register of Officers, 1917. p. 52.

Bibliography


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