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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 August 17 1909 and commissioned December 3 1909.
Decommissioned at Philadelphia on July 31 1919.
Stricken September 15 1919.
Fate Sold November 21 1919 to T. A. Scott Co., New London and broken up for scrap.

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Reid 56kSamuel Chester Reid, born in Norwich, Conn., 24 August 1783, entered the U.S. Navy in 1794. He served in Baltimore [sic; Constellation] with Commodore Truxton [sic; Truxtun] and in 1803 became master of the brig Merchant. During the War of 1812 he commanded the privateer General Armstrong and at Fayal, Azores, in 1814 engaged gunboats from British men-of-war en route to Jamaica and New Orleans. Although eventually forced to scuttle and abandon his ship, Reid's action delayed the British squadron and aided General Jackson's defense of New Orleans. He was appointed master in the Navy in 1844 and died at New York 28 January 1861.Bill Gonyo
Reid 80kUndated, location unknown.Daniel Dunham
Reid 164kUSS Reid (DD 21) off Rockland, ME on trials circa 1909-1910. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Fred Weiss/Darryl Baker

USS REID DD-21 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

ENS Vaughan Veazey Woodward    Dec 3 1909 - ?
LCDR John Sehon Doddridge    Dec 28 1909 - ? 1912
ENS David Francis Ducey    ? 1913 - ?
ENS Charles Alan (Baldy) Pownall    ? 1914 - ? (Later VADM)
LT Charles Churchill Slayton    Jan 10 1916 - ?
LCDR Walter Sherman Davidson    ?

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Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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