U.S.S. Arethusa (1898)

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U.S.S. Arethusa (1898)
Hull Number: AO-7
Builder: Craig, Taylor & Company
Purchased: 12 August, 1898[1]
Launched: 4 March, 1893[2]
Commissioned: 28 August, 1898[3]
Decommissioned: 28 June, 1922[4]
Sold: 7 July, 1927
U.S.S. Arethusa was an oiler purchased by the U.S. Navy in 1898.

Construction

Launched as the Luciline by Craig, Taylor & Company of Stockton, England on 4 March, 1893. Purchased for the U.S. Navy on 12 August, 1898, she was converted for naval service at the Philadelphia Navy Yard and renamed Arethusa.

Service

Arethusa commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 28 August, 1898, with Commander John F. Merry in command.[5]

Sold to Marshall B. Hall of Boston on 7 July, 1927.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Armament

1898

[9]

  • five 6-pounders

1910

[10]

  • none

1918

[11]

  • four 3-inch/50 caliber

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 136.
  2. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 136.
  3. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 136.
  4. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 136.
  5. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 136.
  6. Register of Officers, 1908. p. 14.
  7. Register of Officers, 1909. p. 20.
  8. Register of Officers, 1909. p. 20.
  9. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 136.
  10. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 136.
  11. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 136.

Bibliography

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


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