AJAX AG 15
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.
Purchased by U.S. Navy 12 May 1898
Recommissioned 23 December 1899
Recommissioned 1 May 1910
Recommissioned 18 October 1921
Decommissioned 8 July 1925
Struck from Naval Register (Date unknown)
Sold 14 August 1925, to S.R. Paterno
Renamed CONSUELO (Merchant Service)
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Recommissioned 1 May 1910 - Post Office Established 3 April 1923
Locy Type 1z
"The Ajax was at Vladivostok during the Allied Intervention Russia from March 19 to March 23, 1919. The Ajax did not have a post office so the post office of another ship at Vladivostok was used. I believe the Type 1z cancel is the USS Brooklyn which was at Vladivostok from 23 Dec 1918 to 2 Apr 1919 and used a Type 1z. The view is American soldiers and tents at Vladivostok." Notes and scan courtesy of the Darrell Kinzler collection.
USS SCINDIA earned the Spanish Campaign Medal and the Philippines Campaign Medal.
NAMESAKE - The Scindia, also spelled Sindhia, Sindia, or Shinde, are a prominent Maratha family in India. The dynasty was founded by Ranoji Rao Scindia.
USS AJAX earned the World War I Victory Medal.
NAMESAKE - A Greek hero during the Trojan War, second only to Achilles' prowess and valor. The son of Telemon of Salamis and Periboea, Ajax vied with Ulysses for the arms which had belonged to the fallen Achilles. Maddened by disappointment and anger when they were awarded to the latter, Ajax slew the Greek army's flock of sheep, mistaking them for enemies. When he regained his senses and realized what he had done, he killed himself from shame and despair.
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