MEMPHIS ACR 10

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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.

    Montana Class Armoured Cruiser
    Keel Laid 20 June 1903 - Launched 3 December 1904

  1. USS TENNESSEE Armored Cruiser No. 10
  2. Commissioned 17 July 1906

  3. USS MEMPHIS Armored Cruiser No. 10
  4. Named changed 25 May 1916
    Wrecked by tidal wave 29 August 1916 at San Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Struck from Naval Register 17 December 1917
    Sold 17 January 1922 for scrap
JonBurdett tennessee pc.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Tennessee ACR-10 Covers Page 1     (1909-1916)
  2. USS Memphis ACR-10 Covers Page 1     (1916)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
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Postmark Image
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Cover Image

USS TENNESSEE ACR-10 -- 17 July 1906 - 25 May 1916

Name changed 25 May 1916


 

Locy Type 1

1909-12-07

GregCiesielski Tennessee ACR10 19091207 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tennessee ACR10 19091207 1 Front.jpeg

From the Gary B. Weiss collection. Enclosed letter is shown in the Naval Covers section.


 

Locy Type
1ay (RECD)

1911-06-16

GregCiesielski Tennessee ACR10 19110616 1 Postmark.jpg

N/A

"On Piece". From the Jim Myerson collection.


 

Locy Type 2

1912-03-22

GregCiesielski Tennessee ACR10 19120322 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tennessee ACR10 19120322 1 Back.jpg

Picture postcard from the Wentworth Hotel, New Castle NH


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

1915-01-01

JonBurdett tennessee acr10 19150101 pm.jpg
JonBurdett tennessee acr10 19150101 back.jpg

Notes:


 

Locy Type
9v (BC)

(1909)

1911-03-13

GregCiesielski Tennessee ACR10 19110313 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Tennessee ACR10 19110313 1 Back.jpg

From the Jim Myerson collection.


 

Locy Type
9v (AC)

(1915)

1915-07-01

GregCiesielski Tennessee ACR10 19150701 1 Postmark.jpg

N/A

"On Piece". From the Jim Myerson collection.




USS MEMPHIS ACR-10 -- 25 May 1916 - 29 August 1916

Name changed May 25, 1916; TENNESSEE cancel used until mid Aug 1916.


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

"SANTO DOMIN /
GO-CITY, D.R."

1916-08-23

GregCiesielski Memphis ACR10 19160823 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Memphis ACR10 19160823 1 Front.jpg

From the Jim Myerson collection.

 

Other Information

USS TENNESSEE earned the Haitian Campaign Medal and the Dominican Republic Campaign Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Named for The State of Tennessee
Four ships of the US Navy have borne the name TENNESSEE - USS Tennessee (1865 Wooden Screw Frigate), USS Tennessee ACR-10, USS Tennessee BB-43 and USS Tennessee SSBN-734

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Memphis, TN
Six ships of the US Navy have borne the name MEMPHIS - USS Memphis (1853 Five-gun crew Steamer), USS Memphis (1862 Steamship), USS Memphis CA-10, USS Memphis CL-13, USNS Memphis T-AO-162 and USS Memphis SSN-691.

The ships sponsor was Miss Annie K. Frazier, daughter of Governor James B. Frazier of Tennessee and subsequently the foundress of the Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy.

 


 

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