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 EL SOL
    Operated by Morgan Lines
    Acquired by the Southern Pacific Co. and renamed
    Purchased by U.S. Navy April 6 1898

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

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

  3. USS PRAIRIE Transport
    Recommissioned September 26 1906

  4. USS PRAIRIE Destroyer Tender
    Converted to Destroyer Tender 1917

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

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

 

Naval Covers

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  1. Prairie Covers Page 1    (1913-18)

 

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.


 

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Killer Bar Text

Date From
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Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
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Cover Image




4th Commissioning September 26 1906 to November 22 1922


 

Locy Type
1

1909-07-18

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

As Transport
Picture postcard from Newport RI


 

Locy Type
1

1909-07-18

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

As 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

As Transport


 

Locy Type F

USCS Catalog
Illustration
P-88

1918-05-07

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

As Destroyer Tender
Censored wartime (WWI) use

 

Other Information

PRAIRIE received the following Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons: Spanish Campaign Medal - Cuban Pacification Medal - Mexican Service Medal - Haiti Campaign Medal - Dominican Campaign Medal - Navy Expeditionary Service Medal - World War I Victory Medal (with Mobile Base Clasp)

 


 

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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