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Displacement 420 Tons, Dimensions, 250' (oa) x 23' 7" x 9' 3" (Max)
Armament 2 x 3"/50, 5 x 6pdr, 2 x 18" tt..
Machinery, 8,000 IHP; 2 Vertical, Inverted, Triple Expansion Engines, 2 screws
Speed, 29 Knots, Crew 75.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Union Iron, San Francisco on April 19 1899.
Launched October 27 1900 and commissioned September 4 1902.
Decommissioned at Philadelphia July 2 1919.
Stricken September 15 1919.
Fate Sold January 3 1920 to Jos. G. Hitner, Philadelphia for $10,855 and broken up for scrap.

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Perry 94kPortrait in oils of captain Oliver Hazard Perry, U.S.N (1785-1819) by Edward L. Mooney (1813-1887) after John Wesley Jarvis (1839). Painting in the U.S. Naval Academy Museum Collection. Transferred from the U.S. Naval Lyceum, 1892. Official U.S. Navy Photograph. Photo #: KN-2783.Bill Gonyo/Robert Hurst
USS Perry (Destroyer No. 11)
Perry 9kUndated, location unknown.USN
Perry 180kUndated, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Perry 88kUndated, location unknown.Darryl Baker
Perry 73kPhoto #: NH 92185, The Pacific Fleet's "Big Five" torpedo craft at San Diego, California, prior to World War I. These destroyers include (from left to right): USS Preble (Destroyer # 12); USS Perry (Destroyer # 11); USS Hull (Destroyer # 7); USS Whipple (Destroyer # 15); and USS Stewart (Destroyer # 13). Collection of Thomas P. Naughton, 1973. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Perry 168kUndated, Puget Sound Navy Yard.Robert M. Cieri
Perry 103kColored post card of the Destroyer USS Perry's (DD-11) showing one of her two single, revolving 18" torpedo tubes. The image emphasizes the still-simple contruction and the continuing spindle shape of the weapons themselves. The tube is located right aft. Source unknown.Robert Hurst
Perry 364kUSS Perry DD-11 and Stewart DD-13, probably at San Pedro.  The photo is undated, but perhaps from circa 1908-10.Mike Davison
Perry 213kUSS Perry (DD 11) being launched at Union Iron Works in San Francisco on October 27 1900. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Perry 107kNH 42705. 27.65 knots on speed trials in San Francisco Bay April 30, 1902.Ed Zajkowski
139kRPPC of USS Perry (Destroyer No. 11) underway, date and location unknown. The lack of armament and background suggest this is also her on trials in April 1902.Dave Wright
Perry 149kAt San Diego circa 1908.Stephen Haynes
Perry 193kNewspaper clipping from the Los Angeles Herald dated October 19 1910.Mike Mohl
Perry 262kPhoto from a collection of photos called "California Reception to the Fleet 1908." The photo shows USS Perry (DD-11), USS Preble (DD-12) and USS Farragut (TB-11).Darryl Baker
Perry 214kPhoto MINSY 223-12-1911. USS Cleveland (C 19) is to the left of the dry dock and in dry dock are USS Preble (DD 12) (left) USS Farragut (TB 11) (right), next is USS Hopkins (DD 6) and USS Perry (DD 11) and the Tug Unadilla (YT 4) in the rear of the dock in the middle position at Mare Island on December 14, 1911.Darryl Baker
Perry 229kPhoto MINSY 224-12-1911. USS Hopkins (DD 6) and USS Perry (DD 11) followed by USS Preble (DD 12) and USS Farragut (TB 11) are seen in dry dock #2 at Mare Island on December 14, 1911.Darryl Baker
Perry 76kU.S. destroyers of the First Division, Torpedo Flotilla, Pacific Fleet, at Long Beach, California, circa 1913-1916. USS Whipple (Destroyer # 15) is in the middle. The others are two of the following: USS Paul Jones (Destroyer # 10), USS Perry (Destroyer # 11) or USS Preble (Destroyer # 12). Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1983. U.S. Naval Historical Centre Photo # NH 94954.Robert Hurst
Perry 734kUSS Perry (Destroyer # 11) anchored in a West Coast harbor, circa 1915-1916. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 92181. Collection of Thomas P. Naughton, 1973.Robert M. Cieri/Robert Hurst
Perry 147kUSS Paul Jones (DD-10), USS Stewart (DD-13), USS Perry (DD-11) and USS Preble (DD-12) Destroyers at Seward, Alaska circa 1918-1920. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division photo # LC-DIG-npcc-00258.Tom Kermen
Perry 117kDestroyers and other ships at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in March 1919, awaiting decommissioning. Identifiable ships include: USS Iowa (Battleship # 4) at far right; USS Isabel (later PY-10); left centre, USS Lawrence (Destroyer # 8), foreground and USS Perry (Destroyer # 11) inboard of Lawrence. Note Lawrence's after torpedo tube and pattern camouflage. U.S Naval Historical Centre photo # NH 52104.Robert Hurst
Perry 81kPhoto #: NH 43036, Philadelphia Navy Yard, destroyers awaiting decommissioning in the Navy Yard's Reserve Basin, during the Spring of 1919. Photographed by La Tour.dShips present are (from left to right): USS Isabel; four unidentified "750-ton" type destroyers; USS Preble (Destroyer # 12); USS Decatur (Destroyer # 5); USS Paul Jones (Destroyer # 10); USS Stewart (Destroyer # 13); USS Bainbridge (Destroyer # 1); USS Hopkins (Destroyer # 6); USS Hull (Destroyer # 7); USS Barry (Destroyer # 2); USS Worden (Destroyer # 16); USS Truxtun (Destroyer # 14); USS Whipple (Destroyer # 15); USS Perry (Destroyer # 11); USS Lawrence (Destroyer # 8); and USS Dale (Destroyer # 4). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Perry 113kPhoto #: NH 52105, Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania destroyers awaiting decommissioning, in the Yard's Reserve Basin, 4 March 1919. Ships present include (from left to right): USS Lawrence (Destroyer # 8); USS Perry (Destroyer # 11); USS Whipple (Destroyer # 15); USS Truxtun (Destroyer # 14); and USS Worden (Destroyer # 16). Note Lawrence's after torpedo tube (with torpedo visible) and pattern camouflage; 48-star flags, radio masts and signal flags on several of these destroyers; and small craft moored to the ships' sterns. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart

USS PERRY DD-11 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to David Wright

LT Theodore Cornell Fenton    Sep 4 1902 - Jun 25 1904

LCDR Frank Herman Schofield    Jun 25 1904 - Nov 1 1905 (Later RADM)

LT Frederick Newton Freeman    Nov 1 1905 - May 24 1906

LCDR Robert Files Lopez    May 24 1906 - Nov 1 1906

(Decommissioned Nov 1 1906 - Jul 11 1907)

LT Edgar Brown Larimer    Jul 11 1907 - Oct 13 1909 (Later RADM)

LT Frank McCommon    Oct 13 1909 - May 26 1910

LT Earl Roop Shipp    May 26 1910 - Dec 26 1910

ENS Thomas Alexander Symington    Dec 26 1910 - Oct 5 1912

LT John Enoch Pond    Oct 5 1912 - Jun 19 1913

LTJG Abner Moyer Steckel    Jun 19 1913 - Sep 11 1915

LTJG Harry Adrian McClure    Sep 11 1915 - Apr 3 1916 (Later COMO)

LTJG James Harvey Taylor    Apr 3 1916 - Jul 5 1918

LT John Joseph Mahoney    Jul 5 1918 - Jul 2 1919

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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