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OTHER FIGHTING SHIPS

ANNAPOLIS patrol gunboats (1897-1898)

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
PG10 Annapolis Lewis Nixon, Elizabethport 4/1896 23/12/1896 7/1897 TS 4/1920, miscellaneous auxiliary IX1 7/1921
PG11 Vicksburg Bath Iron Wks 1/1896 5/12/1896 10/1897 Coast Guard miscellaneous auxiliary WIX272 Alexander Hamilton 5/1921
PG12 Newport Bath Iron Wks 1/1896 5/12/1896 10/1897 to Naval Militia 6/1907, gunboat 6/1918, civilian TS 7/1918, miscellaneous auxiliary IX19 7/1921
PG13 Princeton J. H. Dialogue, Camden 1896 3/6/1897 5/1898 TS 1/1918, stricken 6/1919

 

Displacement normal, t

1000 - 1153

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

51.2 wl 62.3 oa

Breadth, m

11.0

Draught, m

3.66 - 3.89

No of shafts

1

Machinery

PG10: VTE, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

PG11-13: VTE, 2 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

1000

Max speed, kts

11 - 13

Fuel, t

PG10: coal 324

PG11 - 13: coal 235

Endurance, nm (kts)  

Armament

6 x 1 - 102/40 Mk III/IV/V/VI, 4 x 1 - 57/50 Driggs-Schroeder Mk II/III, 2 x 1 - 37/40 Driggs-Schroeder heavy Mk I

Complement

135 - 156

   

Ship project history: Authorised under the Act of 2/3/95. Originally barquentine-rigged with a clipper bow and long bowsprit, this class consisted of composite-built vessels, rated as sloops in British lists. The 102mm were mounted fore and aft on the upper deck with four amidships on the main deck.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Annapolis served as a training ship from 1920 onwards, as did Newport from 1907 to 1931. Vicksburg was renamed Alexander Hamilton by the Coast Guard.

Vicksburg 1898

Annapolis 1912

Ivan Gogin, 2014