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USS PAULDING (DD-22)


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CLASS - PAULDING As Built.
Displacement 742 Tons, Dimensions, 293' 10" (oa) x 27' x 9' 5" (Max)
Armament 5 x 3"/50, 6 x 18" tt..
Machinery, 12,000 SHP; Direct Drive Turbines, 3 screws
Speed, 29.5 Knots, Crew 86.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bath Iron Works, Bath Me. on July 24 1909.
Launched April 12 1910 and commissioned September 29 1910.
Decommissioned at Philadelphia in August 1919.
Loaned to the Coast Guard as CG-17 April 28 1924, Returned October 18 1930.
Stricken June 28 1934.
Fate Under the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty, sold and broken up for scrap in 1934.

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Paulding 229kRear Admiral Hiram Paulding, USN (Retired) photograph taken circa 1864-1866 by J. Gurney & Son, New York City. The original print was mounted on a carte de visite. Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 88388.Tony Cowart
Paulding 122kUSCGC Paulding (CG-17, ex-Destroyer No. 22) underway, location unknown. Note that she has retained the "North Atlantic" front to the bridge structure. Photo USCG from "An Illustrated History of Destroyers of The World" by Bernard Ireland.Robert Hurst
Paulding 133kUndated at Boston. Photo from Leslie Jones Collection, Boston Public Library.Ed Zajkowski
Paulding 166kUndated at Boston USS Henley (Destroyer No. 39), USS Paulding (Destroyer No. 22) and USS Fanning (Destroyer No. 37). Photo from Leslie Jones Collection, Boston Public Library.Mike Mohl
Paulding 110kCirca 1914, location unknown. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Photo # LC-DIG-hec-04923.Tom Kermen
Paulding 175kCirca 1914, location unknown. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Photo # LC-DIG-hec-04924.Tom Kermen
Beale 125kUSS Paulding (Destroyer No. 22), USS Ammen (Destroyer No. 35) and USS Jouett (Destroyer No. 41) at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Photo from Philadelphia Evening Ledger, 03 February 1917.Mike Mohl
Paulding 130kChecking the Anti-Aircraft battery at Boston Navy Yard on May 21, 1917. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Photo # LC-DIG-npcc-32890.Tom Kermen
Paulding 549kPort side, camouflaged, Queenstown, Ireland, 1918. Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 42809Dave Wright
Paulding 360kUSS Paulding (Destroyer No. 22) standing by near a small boat, in the vicinity of Queenstown, Ireland, 1918. Army Signal Corps Collection photo 111-SC-6872, now in the U.S. National Archives.Tony Cowart
Paulding 749kUSS Paulding (Destroyer No. 22) in drydock at Queenstown, Ireland, while receiving repairs to her bow, 1918. Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 42810 Tony Cowart
Paulding 741kUSS Paulding (Destroyer # 22) drydocked for repairs at Queenstown, Ireland, 1918. Her bow appears to have suffered collision damage. Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 42811Tony Cowart
Paulding 51k Electrician Truman Clayton Emery served aboard USS Paulding (Destroyer #22) during World War One. Photos courtesy Clayton Emery, Truman C. Emery's grandson. Clayton Emery
Paulding 31k
Paulding 33kUndated, on Coast Guard service during the Prohibition Era. Official USCG photo.Mike Green
Paulding 26kOn Coast Guard service during the Prohibition Era with seized rum runner alongside. Official USCG photo.Mike Green
Paulding 133kPort side view of the USS Paulding (CG-17) on the Marine Railway at the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 24 December 1927.
Leslie Jones Collection, Boston Public Library.
Mike Green
Paulding 111kUSCGC Paulding (CG-17) on the Marine Railway at the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 26 December 1927, showing damage to her bow from her collision with USS S-4 (SS-109) on 17 December 1927. Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 69120, courtesy of the San Francisco Maritime Museum, San Francisco, California, 1969.Tony Cowart
Paulding 168kCirca 1924-1930 on Coast Guard service. (L-R) USS Jouett (CG-13), USS Paulding (CG-17) and USS Beale (CG-9). Leslie Jones Collection, Boston Public Library.Ed Zajkowski
Paulding 157kThe Coast Guard destroyers USCGC Tucker (left) and USCGC Paulding (right) sit moored side-by-side at Provincetown, MA, 18 December 1927. The previous day, USS S-4 (SS-109) was running submerged just off Provincetown, conducting speed and maneuverability tests when it was struck by Paulding. The stricken sub with two holes (one in a ballast tank and one in the pressure hull) begin sinking as the freezing water flooded into the boat, causing her to heel to port and begin to sink by the bow. Paulding’s crew immediately marked their position on a chart and radioed their superiors. When the destroyer came to a halt, one of her lifeboats was lowered over the side. All it found was a small oil slick, which the men aboard marked with a buoy.Bill Gonyo

USS PAULDING (Destroyer No. 22) History
View This Vessels DANFS History entry at the Naval History & Heritage Command website

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves


LCDR Yates Stirling Jr.    Sep 29 1910 - Aug 16 1911 (Later RADM)

LCDR Stafford Henry Rahall Doyle    Aug 16 1911 - Jun 1 1914

LT Daniel Throckmorton Ghent    Jun 1 1914 - Feb 11 1915 

LT Douglas Legate Howard    Feb 11 1915 - Feb 10 1917 

LT John Sherman Barleon    Feb 10 1917 - Dec 10 1917

LCDR Lorain Anderson    Dec 10 1917 - Jan 10 1919

LT Robert Allan Dyer III    Jan 10 1919 - Jul 10 1919

LCDR Walter Stanley DeLany    Jul 10 1919 - Aug 12 1919 (Later VADM)

Under Coast Guard command

LCDR John Stansbury Baylis (USCG)    Jan 23 1925 - ? (Later COMO)


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

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