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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Southery (1898-1933, later IX-26)

USS Southery, a 3100-ton collier, was built in 1889 at Sunderland, England, for commercial use. Purchased by the U.S. Navy in April 1898, she carried coal in the western Atlantic and Caribbean areas until February 1899, when she was converted to a prison ship.

Southery was employed in this role, or as a receiving ship, for the rest of her career, initially at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia. In 1903, she was moved to the Portsmouth Navy Yard, New Hampshire, and, in 1922, to the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts. Designated IX-26 in the early 1920s, Southery was decommissioned in July 1933 and sold the following December.

This page features several views of USS Southery.

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Photo #: NH 43660

USS Southery (1898-1933)


At Portsmouth, New Hampshire, circa 1908, while serving as prison ship there.
Note laundry drying in her rigging, forward.

Courtesy of Nasby W. Boling, Corporal, USMC.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 43661

USS Southery (1898-1933)


Probably at the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, sometime around 1922 when she became receiving ship there.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 78188

USS Southery (1898-1933)


At the Portsmouth Navy Yard, New Hampshire, circa 1920, while serving as receiving ship there.
Several "Eagle Boats" (PE) are visible at left.

Courtesy of Commander Donald J. Robinson, USN(MSC), 1973.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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The following photograph shows USS Southery in the background of a scene featuring another ship as its main subject:

Photo #: NH 43066

USS Oneida (1898-1915, 1917-18)


Photographed circa May 1898, possibly at Boston, Mass. Ship in right background is SS Chatham, which was converted to the U.S. Navy repair ship Vulcan at Boston in May 1898. Ship in left distance is USS Southery.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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4 November 1998