U.S.S. Nero (1894)

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U.S.S. Nero (1894)
Hull Number: AC-17
Builder: J. L. Thompson & Sons[1]
Purchased: 30 Jun, 1898[2]
Launched: 8 Dec, 1894[3]
Commissioned: 8 Jun, 1898[4]
Decommissioned: 12 Sep, 1921[5]
Sold: 29 Jul, 1922[6]
Fate: Broken up

U.S.S. Nero was a collier purchased by the U.S. Navy in 1898.

Construction

Purchased by the U.S. Navy at San Francisco on 30 June, 1898, roughly three weeks after her commissioning![7]

Service

Commissioned on 8 June, 1898 with Commander Charles Belknap in command but, as previously noted, not actually purchased until 30 June![8] To confuse matters further, Belknap is listed elsewhere as having been assigned to the Nero beginning of 15 June![9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Armament

1898

[12]

  • four 3-inch
  • four 6-pounders

1918

[13]

  • one 3-inch/50 caliber
  • four 6-pounders

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 131.
  2. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 131.
  3. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 131.
  4. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 131.
  5. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 131.
  6. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 131.
  7. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 131.
  8. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 131.
  9. List and Station, July 1898. p. 6.
  10. List and Station, July 1898. p. 6.
  11. List and Station, July 1900. p. 7.
  12. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 131.
  13. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 131.

Bibliography

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


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