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USS Southery (IX-26)

Career
Name: USS Southery
Builder: R. Thompson Sons & Co., Sunderland, England
Launched: 1889
Acquired: by purchase, 16 April 1898
Commissioned: 2 May 1898
Decommissioned: 18 February 1899
Recommissioned: 6 April 1902
Decommissioned: 12 July 1933
Struck: 1 September 1933
Fate: Sold for scrapping, 1 December 1933
General characteristics
Type: Collier / Prison ship / Receiving ship
Displacement: 3,100 long tons (3,100 t) (estimated)
Length: 288 ft (88 m)
Beam: 38 ft 10 in (11.84 m)
Draft: 21 ft 6 in (6.55 m)
Propulsion: Steam turbine
1 × screw
Speed: 10.5 kn (12.1 mph; 19.4 km/h)
Complement: 59
Armament: 2 × 3-pounders

USS Southery, a steamer built in 1889 by R. Thompson Sons & Co. at Sunderland, England, was purchased by the United States Navy on 16 April 1898. She was converted to a collier at the Boston Navy Yard and commissioned there on 2 May 1898, Commander Walton Goodwin in command.

Service history

1898-1916

Southery steamed out of Boston on 6 June and, for the remainder of 1898 and into 1899, she cruised the Atlantic coast from Boston to as far south as Jamaica. On 18 February 1899, the converted collier was placed out of commission at the Norfolk Navy Yard and converted to a prison ship. Southery was moved to Boston on 6 April 1902, where she resumed duty as a prison ship. In early July 1903, the prison ship was shifted to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. In February 1913, she became station ship at Portsmouth.

1917-1933

When the United States entered World War I in the spring of 1917, Southery was still at Portsmouth. On 27 April, she received half of the first draft of recruits from the Great Lakes Naval Training Station and, for five months, trained them intensively. She returned to duty as a prison ship on 25 September 1917 and was so employed until 7 November 1918, when she became receiving ship at the Portsmouth Navy Yard.

On 16 April 1922, Southery moved to the Boston Navy Yard and assumed duty there as receiving ship on the 26th. She continued in the assignment until she decommissioned on 12 July 1933. Her name was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 September, and her hulk was sold to Boston Iron and Metal Co. of Baltimore, Maryland on 1 December.

References

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External links

  • Photo gallery of USS Southery at NavSource Naval History
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