PRAIRIE AD 5

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Built 1890 as "SS EL SOL"
    Operated by Morgan Lines
    Acquired by the Southern Pacific Co. and renamed
    Purchased by US Navy 6 April 1898

  1. USS PRAIRIE Auxiliary Cruiser
  2. Commissioned 8 April 1898 - Decommissioned 15 March 1899
    Placed in Reserve Commission 23 March 1899 - Decommissioned 18 February 1901

  3. USS PRAIRIE Training Ship
  4. Recommissioned 9 November 1901 - Decommissioned 14 June 1905

  5. USS PRAIRIE Transport
  6. Recommissioned 26 September 1906

  7. USS PRAIRIE Destroyer Tender
  8. Converted to Destroyer Tender 1917

  9. USS PRAIRIE AD-5
    Designated (AD) 17 July 1920
    Decommissioned 22 November 1922

    Struck from Naval Register 22 November 1922
    Sold 22 June 1933 for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Prairie AD-5 Covers Page 1    (1913-1918)

 

Postmarks

This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
 
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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
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Postmark Image
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Cover Image




4th Commissioning 26 September 1906 to 22 November 1922


 

Locy Type 1

1909-07-18

GregCiesielski Prairie 19090718 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Prairie 19090718 1 Back.jpg

Transport. Picture postcard from Newport RI


 

Locy Type 1

1909-07-18

GregCiesielski Prairie 19090718 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Prairie 19090718 1 Back.jpg

Transport. Picture postcard from Newport RI


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

"NEWPORT /
NEWS VA"

1913-10-10

JonBurdett prairie ad5 19131010 pm.JPG
JonBurdett prairie ad5 19131010.JPG

Transport


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. P-88

1918-05-07

JonBurdett prairie ad5 19180507 pm.jpg
JonBurdett prairie ad5 19180507.JPG

Destroyer Tender. Censored WWI use

 

Other Information

USS PRAIRIE earned the Navy Expeditionary Service Medal, the Spanish Campaign Medal, the Cuban Pacification Medal, the Mexican Service Medal, the Haiti Campaign Medal, the Dominican Campaign Medal and the World War I Victory Medal w/ Mobile Base Clasp during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A grassland.

 


 

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