U.S.S. Leonidas (1898)

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U.S.S. Leonidas (1898)
Hull Number: AD-7
Builder: S. P. Austin & Sons[1]
Purchased: 16 Apr, 1898[2]
Launched: 23 Mar, 1898[3]
Commissioned: 21 May, 1898[4]
Decommissioned: 28 Nov, 1922[5]
Sold: 6 Jun, 1922[6]
U.S.S. Leonidas was a collier purchased by the U.S. Navy in 1898 that was subsequently converted into a survey ship and then to a tender for submarine chasers.

Construction

Originally named Elizabeth Holland by her builders, S. P. Austin & Sons of Sunderland, and launched on 23 March, 1898. She was purchased by the U.S. Navy from Samuel P. Holland of London on 16 April, 1898 and renamed Leonidas.[7] She crossed the Atlantic to be converted for collier duties at New York.

Service

Leonidas commissioned in New York on 21 May, 1898 with Commander William I. Moore in command.

From 3 May, 1912 through 1 April, 1914 Leonidas was converted into a survey ship.[8]

Leonidas was converted into a tender for submarine chasers in 1917.[9]

Sold on 6 June, 1922 to the Ammunition Products Corporation of Washington, D.C., she reverted to her original name of Elizabeth Holland. Her civilian career was short: she was broken up the same year.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Armament

As Completed

[16]

  • two 3-pounders

1918

[17]

  • one 6-inch/40 caliber
  • two 3-inch/50 caliber

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. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 131.
  10. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 131.
  11. List and Station, July 1898. p. 6.
  12. Register of Officers, 1915. p. 24.
  13. Register of Officers, 1916. p. 20.
  14. Register of Officers, 1917. p. 24.
  15. Register of Officers, 1920. pp. 14-15.
  16. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 131.
  17. 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.


Collier U.S.S. Leonidas