U.S.S. Mayflower (1898)

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U.S.S. Mayflower (1898)
Hull Number: PY-1
Builder: J. & G. Thomson[1]
Purchased: 19 March, 1898[2]
Launched: 17 November, 1896[3]
Commissioned: 24 March, 1898[4]
Decommissioned: 22 March, 1929[5]
Stricken: 23 March, 1931[6]
Sold: 19 October, 1931[7]
Fate: Broken up 1955
U.S.S. Mayflower was an armed yacht purchased by the U.S. Navy in 1898 for service in the Spanish-American War and retained in service as a Presidential Yacht.

Construction

Service

Converted to a Presidential Yacht in 1904.[8]

During conversion to a gunboat for use in Central American waters at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Mayflower caught fire on 24 January, 1931. The damage was so severe further work was abandoned and Mayflower was stricken from the Navy List on 23 March, 1931 and sold on 19 October.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Armament

[27]

1898

  • two 5-inch
  • twelve 6-pounders

1900

  • ten 6-pounders

1910

  • six 6-pounders

1918

  • two 3-inch/50 caliber
  • one 3-inch/50 caliber AA gun
  • four 6-pounders

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 78.
  2. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 78.
  3. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 78.
  4. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 78.
  5. Silverstone. Navy of World War II. p. 178.
  6. Silverstone. Navy of World War II. p. 178.
  7. Silverstone. Navy of World War II. p. 178.
  8. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 78.
  9. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 78.
  10. List and Station, July 1898. p. 6.
  11. Register of Officers, 1904. p. 20.
  12. Register of Officers, 1906. p. 22.
  13. Register of Officers, 1907. p. 22.
  14. Register of Officers, 1908. p. 22.
  15. Register of Officers, 1909. p. 14.
  16. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 14.
  17. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 20.
  18. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 14.
  19. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 20.
  20. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 20.
  21. Register of Officers, 1913. p. 14.
  22. Register of Officers, 1913. p. 14.
  23. Register of Officers, 1913. p. 14.
  24. Register of Officers, 1917. p. 20.
  25. Register of Officers, 1925. pp. 16-17.
  26. Register of Officers, 1925. pp. 16-17.
  27. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 78.

Bibliography

  • Silverstone, Paul H. (2006). The U.S. Navy Warship Series: The New Navy 1883-1922. New York: Routledge.
  • Silverstone, Paul H. (2008). The U.S. Navy Warship Series: The Navy of World War II, 1922-1947. New York: Routledge.


Armed Yacht U.S.S. Mayflower