U.S.S. Vixen (1898)

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U.S.S. Vixen (1898)
Hull Number: PY-4
Builder: Lewis Nixon Shipyard[1]
Purchased: 9 April, 1898[2]
Launched: 1896[3]
Commissioned: 23 April, 1898[4]
Decommissioned: 15 November, 1922[5]
Stricken: 9 January, 1923[6]
Sold: 22 June, 1923[7]
Fate: Mercantile 1923
Wrecked 27 Septmeber, 1929
U.S.S. Vixen was an armed yacht purchased by the U.S. Navy in 1898 for service in the Spanish-American War.

Construction

Service

In 1900, she was serving on the North Atlantic Station.[8]

Sold into mercantile service on 22 June, 1923, she was renamed Tamiami Queen, then Collier County the next year. After being renamed once again in 1928, this time to Princess Montagu, she was wrecked when she was forced ashore at Nassau in a gale on 27 September, 1929. Her wreck was scuttled in June 1930.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Armament

[14]

1898

  • eight 6-pounders

1910

  • two 6-pounders
  • two 3-pounders

1918

  • four 3-pounders

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 80.
  2. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 80.
  3. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 80.
  4. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 80.
  5. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 80.
  6. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 80.
  7. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 80.
  8. Register of Officers, 1900. p. 148.
  9. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 80.
  10. List and Station, July 1898. p. 10.
  11. Register of Officers, 1900. p. 14.
  12. Register of Officers, 1904. p. 18.
  13. Register of Officers, 1920. pp. 16-17.
  14. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 80.

Bibliography

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


Armed Yacht U.S.S. Vixen