TALLAHASSEE IX 16
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.
- Arkansas Class Monitor
- USS FLORIDA Battle Monitor 9
Commissioned June 18 1903
Operated as Training Ship during the summers
Assigned to the Naval Academy 1906
Decommissioned to reserve September 11 1906
Recommissioned for training cruise June 7 1907
Decommissioned to reserve August 30 1907
Recommissioned for experiments with superfiring guns May 21 1908
Decommissioned to reserve June 19 1908
Renamed July 1 1908
- USS TALLAHASSEE
Recommissioned to Commissioned Reserve August 1 1910
Operated as Gunnery Test Ship and Submarine Tender
Decommissioned to reserve March 24 1919
Assigned as Reserve Training Ship February 19 1920
Designated BM-9 July 17 1920
- USS TALLAHASSEE BM-9
Recommissioned as Training Ship August 3 1920
- USS TALLAHASSEE IX-16
Redesignated Miscellaneous Unclassified (IX) July 1 1921
Decommissioned March 24 1922
Sold July 25 1922 for scrap
Keel Laid January 23 1899 - Launched November 30 1901
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Recommissioned August 1 1910 - Decommissioned March 24 1919
Post Office Established February 11 1911 - Post Office Disestablished November 30 1919
Recommissioned August 3 1920 - Decommissioned March 24 1922
Locy Type 3
Sailor mail, courtesy of the Jim Myerson collection.
USPO Flag Cancel
Photo Postcard U.S.S. FLORIDA
NAMESAKE - Named for The State of Florida - Then the city of Tallahassee, Florida.
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