LEONIDAS AD 7

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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 1898 as ELIZABETH HOLLAND
    Purchased by U.S. Navy April 16 1898

  1. USS LEONIDAS (Collier)
    Commissioned May 21 1898 - Decommissioned December 27 1898
    Recommissioned November 8 1900 - Decommissioned February 15 1909
    Recommissioned June 11 1909 - Decommissioned May 3 1912

  2. USS LEONIDAS (Survey Ship)
    Recommissioned April 1 1914

  3. USS LEONIDAS (Sub Chaser/Destroyer Tender)
    Converted October 30 1917

  4. USS LEONIDAS AD-7
    Designated (AD) July 17 1920 - Decommissioned November 28 1921

    Struck from Naval Register November 28 1921

  5. ELIZABETH HOLLAND
    Sold March 24 1923 to Ammunition Products Corp. Washington, D.C. for commercial operations, name restored

    Fate unknown

 

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Covers Page 1    (1919)

 

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


 

Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Date From
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image




4th Commissioning April 1 1914 to November 28 1921



 

Locy Type
3

"GIBRALTER / "

1919-06-20
to
1919-06-20

GregCiesielski Leonidas AD7 19190620 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Leonidas AD7 19190620 1 Front.jpg

As Sub Chaser/Destroyer Tender
Sailor's Mail


 

Locy Type
3

"LISBON / PORTUGAL"

1919-07-05
to
1919-07-05

GregCiesielski Leonidas AD7 19190705 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Leonidas AD7 19190705 1 Front.jpg

As Sub Chaser/Destroyer Tender
Sailor's Mail, ppc of Lisbon

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Leonidas was a heroic king of Sparta who died at Thermopylae fighting to hold back the Persian hosts of Xerxes in 480 B.C.

Two ships of the US Navy have borne the name LEONIDAS.
USS Leonidas (Bark 1861) and USS Leonidas AD-7

 


 

If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.

 


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