DIXIE AD 1

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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.


    Dixie Class Destroyer Tender
    Keel Laid 1893 as Screw Steamer "EL RIO"
    Purchased by U.S. Navy 15 April 1898
    Converted to Auxiliary Cruiser

  1. USS DIXIE Auxiliary Cruiser
  2. Commissioned 19 April 1898 - Decommissioned 7 March 1899

  3. USS DIXIE Transport
  4. Recommissioned 15 November 1899 - Decommissioned 21 July 1902
    Recommissioned 1 October 1903 - Decommissioned 23 October 1905
    Recommissioned 2 June 1906 - Decommissioned 1 November 1907

  5. USS DIXIE Destroyer Tender
  6. Recommissioned 2 February 1909

  7. USS DIXIE AD-1
  8. Designated (AD) 17 July 1920
    Decommissioned 30 June 1922

    Struck from the Naval Register (Date unknown)
    Sold 25 September 1922 for scrap

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Dixie AD-1 Covers Page 1     (1909-1913)

 


Postmarks

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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.
 
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


 

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Killer Bar Text

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5th Commissioning 2 February 1909 to 30 June 1922

Post Office Established 23 March 1909 - Post Office Disestablished 17 July 1915


 

Locy Type
1(C)

1909-12-12

GregCiesielski Dixie AD1 19091212 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Dixie AD1 19091212 1 Front.jpg

As Destroyer Tender


 

Locy Type
2(C)

1912-01-18

JonBurdett dixie ad1 19120118 pm.jpg
JonBurdett dixie ad1 19120118.jpg

As Destroyer Tender


 

Locy Type
2(C)

1912-06-25

GregCiesielski Dixie AD1 19120625 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Dixie AD1 19120625 1 Front.jpg

Destroyer Tender. Official Business, Paymaster's Office, Torpedo Flotilla, Atlantic Fleet. From the Tom Kean collection.


 

Locy Type
3r (AC)

"HAMPTON /
ROADS, VA"

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. D-23

1914-11-25

GregCiesielski Dixie AD1 19141125 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Dixie AD1 19141125 1 Front.jpg

As Destroyer Tender



5th Commissioning 2 February 1909 to 30 June 1922

Post Office Established 1 April 1917 - Post Office Disestablished 18 May 1922


 

Locy Type
3rs (AC)

"CHARLESTON /
S.C."

1922-03-11

GregCiesielski Dixie AD1 19220311 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Dixie AD1 19220311 1 Front.jpg

AD-1. Sailor's mail. From the Bob Govern collection.




 

Locy Type 1z

1918-12-11

GregCiesielski Stevens DD86 19181211 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Stevens DD86 19181211 1 Front.jpg

Sailor's Mail from USS Stevens DD-86.
STEVENS had NO Post Office. This postmark was from another ship or shore location. "Submitter believes postmark may be from USS DIXIE AD-1,the tender at Queenstown, Ireland."


 

Locy Type 1z

1918-12-11

GregCiesielski Stevens DD86 19181211 1 Back.jpg
GregCiesielski Stevens DD86 19181211 1 Letter.jpg

Backside of the December 11th cover and enclosed letter dated Dec. 8, 1918.

 

Other Information

USS DIXIE earned the following awards during her Naval career, the Navy Expeditionary Medal, the Spanish Campaign Medal, the Cuban Pacification Medal, the Mexican Service Medal, the Dominican Campaign Medal and the World War I Victory Medal (with Mobile Base Clasp).

NAMESAKE - A collective designation for the southern states of the United States.

 


 

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