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USS FLUSSER (DD-20)

CLASS - SMITH As Built.
Displacement 700 Tons, Dimensions, 293' 10" (oa) x 26' 5" x 10' 7" (Max)
Armament 5 x 3"/50, 3 x 18" tt..
Machinery, 10,000 SHP; Direct Drive Turbines, 3 screws
Speed, 28 Knots, Crew 89.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bath Iron Works, Bath Me. on August 3 1908.
Launched July 20 1909 and commissioned October 28 1909.
Decommissioned at Philadelphia on July 14 1919.
Stricken September 15 1919.
Fate Sold November 21 1919 and broken up for scrap.

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Flusser 78kCharles Williamson Flusser, born 27 September 1832 at Annapolis, Md., entered the Naval Academy in 1847, and after graduation served with distinction in command of Commodore Perry in the attack on Roanoke Islands and other operations in North Carolina waters during the Civil War. Later in command of Miami, Lieutenant Commander Flusser was killed in the action with CSS Albemarle off Plymouth, N.C., 19 April 1864. Photo #: NH 49566. Lieutenant Commander Charles W. Flusser, USN. (1832-1864) copy from a tintype taken at Plymouth, North Carolina, in 1864. LCdr. Flusser was killed in action on board USS Miami on 19 April 1864, near Plymouth, N.C. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Bill Gonyo
Flusser 214kUndated photo #: NH 98011, USS Flusser (Destroyer # 20) ship's officers and crew, photographed prior to the First World War by Waterman, Hampton, Virginia. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. The man in the top row on the left is Joseph Herville Hollier, Sr. The officer in the center of the photo appears to be LT William F. Halsey who commanded the Flusser during the 1912-1913 period.Paul/Rebold/Kaye Kirkwood/Jonathan Eno
Flusser 26kUndated, starboard side under way at high speed, Note Funnel arrangement. Bath Built.USN
Flusser 40kUndated, location unknown. Photo courtsey of Commander Williams, U.S.N. taken from Jane's Fighting Ships 1914.Robert Hurst
Flusser 117kUndated, location unknown. Digital ID: ggbain 22718, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.Bill Gonyo
Flusser 129kNH 93817. Engine room view at Bath, Maine in 1909.Ed Zajkowski
Flusser 129kNH 93816. Engine room view at Bath, Maine in 1909.Ed Zajkowski
Flusser 175kUSS Flusser’s engines under construction in 1909. Photo from Bath Iron Works - General Dynamics Company.Bill Gonyo
Flusser 80kLaunching, 20 July 1909, at the Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine. Courtesy of Commander Donald J. Robinson, USN(Retired), 1980. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Flusser 68kRunning builder's trials, shortly before she was commissioned in October 1909. She was constructed by Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine. Photographed by N.L. Stebbins, Boston. Courtesy of the Submarine Force Library and Museum, Groton, CT, 1982.Fred Weiss
Flusser 96kPhoto #: NH 63258, USS Flusser (DD-20) running builder's trials shortly before she commissioned, circa September-October 1909. She was constructed by Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine. Photographed by N.L. Stebbins, Boston. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Robert Hurst
Flusser 25kPort side underway, 1909. Image # (19-N-21-10-7)National Archives
Flusser 74kPhoto #: NH 98018, USS Flusser (Destroyer # 20) underway, circa the early 1910s. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Flusser 67kPhotographed circa 1910-11, while serving as a unit of the Seventh Division, Atlantic Torpedo Fleet. She is dressed with flags for some special occasion. Note that her funnels are much taller than when she was first completed. The numeral "7" is attached to her # 2 funnel. Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1982.Fred Weiss
Flusser 107kUSS Flusser (DD-20) Halftoned photograph of one of her 18" torpedo tubes, circa 1916. Copied from the book United States Navy Illustrated, published in New York, 1917. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Flusser 176kA Wright Model C seaplane is in the water at Naval Aeronautic Station Pensacola, Florida in 1916. The USS Flusser (DD-20) in the background. US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 2008.104.001.123.Mike Green
Flusser 224kA Wright Model C seaplane is in the water at Naval Aeronautic Station Pensacola, Florida in 1916. The USS Flusser (DD-20) in the background. US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 2008.104.001.122.Mike Green
Flusser 120kPhiladelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania. Destroyers in the Reserve Basin awaiting decommissioning, circa March-April 1919. Ships present include (from left to right). USS Preble (Destroyer # 12); USS Decatur (Destroyer # 5); USS Paul Jones (Destroyer # 10); unidentified "750-ton" destroyer; USS Flusser (Destroyer # 20); and unidentified "750-ton" destroyer. Note the bent bow on the third ship from right. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss

USS FLUSSER DD-20 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR James Proctor Morton    Oct 28 1909 - Oct 12 1911
LT William Henry Allen    Oct 12 1911 - Aug 20 1912 (Later RADM)
LT William Frederick (Bull) Halsey Jr.    Aug 20 1912 - Sep 5 1913 (Later FADM)
LCDR William Ancrum    Sep 5 1913 - Aug 1916
LT Ralph Gordon Walling    Aug 1916 - Dec 4 1917
LCDR Francis Arthur LaRoche    Dec 4 1917 - May 15 1918
LCDR Edward Gladstone Haas    May 15 1918 - Jul 10 1918  
LCDR Harry George Black    Jul 10 1918 - Sep 18 1918
LCDR Francis Arthur LaRoche    Sep 15 1918 - Mar 3 1919
LT Alexander Dean Douglas    Mar 3 1919 - Apr 30 1919
LCDR Benjamin Perlman    Apr 30 1919 - Jul 14 1919

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Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
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Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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