U.S.S. Alexander (1894)

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U.S.S. Alexander (1894)
Hull Number: None
Builder: Richardson, Duck & Co.[1]
Purchased: 25 April, 1898[2]
Launched: 29 September, 1894[3]
Commissioned: 1 June, 1898[4]
Decommissioned: 9 August, 1913[5]
Stricken: 16 August, 1913[6]
Sold: 1913-14[7]
U.S.S. Alexander was a collier purchased for the U.S. Navy in 1898.

Construction

Launched as Atala by the Richardson, Duck & Co. of Stockton-on-Tees, England on 29 September, 1894. Atala was purchased from the New Star Blue Line Steamers shipping concern on 25 April, 1898 as part of America's preparations for war with Spain.[8]

Service

Renamed Alexander, she was commissioned at Norfolk on 1 June, 1898 with Commander William T. Burwell in command.

She was sold into mercantile service sometime after August 1913, and was renamed Rio Pasig in 1914. The former Alexander was lost somewhere in the Northern Pacific Ocean on or around 31 December, 1915 while on a voyage from Seattle to Vladivostock.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Armament

[11]

  • two 6-pounders
  • two 3-pounders

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 130.
  2. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 130.
  3. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 130.
  4. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 130.
  5. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 130.
  6. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 130.
  7. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 130.
  8. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 130.
  9. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 130.
  10. List and Station, July 1898. p. 6.
  11. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 130.

Bibliography

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


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