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Displacement 742 Tons, Dimensions, 293' 10" (oa) x 26' 11" x 10' 11" (Max)
Armament 5 x 3"/50, 3 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 Newport News Shipbuilding on February 8 1909.
Launched August 21 1909 and commissioned October 18 1910.
Decommissioned at Philadelphia November 13 1919.
Loaned to the Coast Guard as CG-19 June 7 1924. Returned October 18 1930.
Stricken June 28 1934.
Fate Sold and broken up for scrap in 1934.

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-Edward Terry was born at Hartford, Connecticut on 24 January 1839. He was appointed a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy on 21 September 1853 and graduated on 10 June 1857. He served in the sloop Germantown, attached to the East India Squadron, from 1857 to 1859. By 1861, he was assigned to the steam sloop Richmond and served in her with the Western Gulf Blockading Squadron throughout the Civil War. He participated in the engagement with the Confederate ram Manassas on 12 October 1861, the artillery duel with Fort McRae and other shore batteries on 22 November, the passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the capture of New Orleans in late April 1862. After New Orleans, Farragut's force moved up the Mississippi, and Terry was present when the salt water fleet ran the gauntlet at Vicksburg and joined Flag Officer C. H. Davis' riverine fleet above the Southern stronghold. In January 1863, Terry was promoted to lieutenant commander. On 14 March, his ship joined others of the fleet in bombarding the batteries surrounding Port Hudson so that Farragut could dash past them and establish a blockade cutting the Confederacy's Red River supply line. In his last major engagement, the Battle of Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864, Terry helped to close the last major Conferederate port on the Gulf of Mexico. Following the Civil War, Terry alternated between sea duty and a series of shore assignments at the Naval Academy. In 1866 and 1867, he served in the Pacific Squadron in the steam frigate Powhatan. His first tour of duty at the Naval Academy followed in 1868 and 1869. He assumed his first command, Saco, in 1870 and cruised with the Asiatic Fleet until 1872. During that assignment, on 30 October 1871, he was promoted to commander. He returned to the Naval Academy in 1873 and, by 1875, was appointed Commandant of Midshipmen, a post he held until 1878. Comdr. Terry was then ordered to the Pacific Squadron as flag captain in Pensacola; first to Rear Admiral C. R. Perry Rodgers and, in 1880 and 1881, to Rear Admiral Thomas H. Stevens. In 1881, he went on leave due to illness. On 1 June 1882, Comdr. Terry died at Manitou Springs, Colorado.Robert M. Cieri
Terry 40kUndated, location unknown.USN
Terry 49kPhoto #: NH 43766, USS Terry (Destroyer # 25) at anchor, prior to World War I. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Terry 47kPhoto #: NH 43765, USS Terry (Destroyer # 25) in harbor with her crew standing in formation on deck, prior to World War I. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Terry 151kCharleston Navy Yard, South Carolina, with O" type submarines in drydock, circa 1919. USS O-10 (Submarine # 71) is identifiable, flanked by two of her sisters. The drydock is in the process of being filled. USS Terry (Destroyer # 25) is outside the dock, in center. Traces of her World War I camouflage pattern remain on her middle smokestack, though her hull has been repainted and her number ("25") can be seen on her bow. Three other destroyers and the partially completed gunboat Asheville (Gunboat # 21) are also present. Note details of the drydock caisson, and the crane on the pier in the distance. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo #: NH 42563.Robert Hurst
Terry 221kIn 1911 the destroyer USS Terry (DD-25) made the first airplane rescue at sea saving the life of James McCurdy 10 miles from Havana, Cuba. Photo is a postcard of Havana at that time.Bill Gonyo
Terry 45kPhoto #: NH 99855, Destroyers at Dry Tortugas coaling station, Florida, 15 March 1914. Members of the Second Division, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Torpedo Flotilla, these ships are (from left to right): USS Monaghan (Destroyer # 32); USS Sterett (Destroyer # 27); and (perhaps) USS Terry (Destroyer # 25). This photo is one of a series from the collection of a USS Walke (Destroyer # 34) crewmember, which was another member of the division. Courtesy of Jim Kazalis, 1981.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Terry 70kUSS Terry (D-25) and other destroyers of the Atlantic Fleet Torpedo Flotilla moored in Man-of-War Harbor, Fleming Key, Florida on 6 April 1914. Fleming Key is a constructed "spoil" island and part of the Key West Naval Station. Note the "three piper" Paulding Class destroyers mixed with other classes of "four stackers". All the Destroyers are dressed in "tropical rig" (awnings) and number of them have "wireless" (radio) equipment installed as indicated by the antennas strung between the masts. Three days after photographed, on 9 April 1914, Terry (and probably a good number of other destroyers of the Torpedo Flotilla Divisions based at Key West) were ordered to Mexico for blockade and other support duties. Photograph courtesy of State Archives of Florida, Records Collection #RC06656.Don Wagner
Terry 109kU.S. Navy destroyers at Queenstown, Ireland, in 1918. Third ship from left (just inboard of the outboard destroyer) is USS Terry (Destroyer # 25). USS Melville (Destroyer Tender # 2) is in the right background. Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1982. US Naval Historical Centre Photo # NH 93723.Robert Hurst
Terry 55kPhoto #: NH 41807, USS Terry (Destroyer # 25) photographed in 1918, while painted in pattern camouflage. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Terry 63kPhoto #: 111-SC-43622, USS Terry (Destroyer # 25) in a British Isles port, 1918. Note her pattern camouflage. Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Daniel Dunham/Paul Rebold
Terry 24kOn Coast Guard service during the Prohibition Era, from the Official Coast Guard Website. Mike Green

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Martin Edward Trench    Oct 18 1910 - May 21 1911
LCDR Ernest Joseph King    May 21 1911 - Jun 13 1913 (Later FADM)
LCDR John Charles Fremont Jr.    Jun 13 1913 - Jul 16 1913
LT George Patton Brown    Jul 16 1913 - Sep 18 1913
LT Richard Caswell Saufley    Sep 18 1913 - Nov 13 1913
ENS Bernard Oviatt Wills    Nov 13 1913 - Aug 26 1914
LCDR Aubrey Wray Fitch    Aug 26 1914 - Oct 18 1914 (Later ADM)
LCDR Arthur Mark LeRoy (Roy) Bristol Jr.    Oct 18 1914 - Sep 9 1915 (Later VADM)
LT William Stuart Nicholas    Sep 9 1915 - Aug 11 1917
ENS Wallace Benjamin Phillips    Aug 11 1917 - Sep 11 1917
LCDR John Franklin Shafroth Jr.    Sep 11 1917 - Nov 15 1917 (Later VADM)
LCDR Robert Emmett Rodgers    Nov 15 1917 - Mar 12 1919
LCDR Robert Morris Doyle Jr.    Mar 12 1919 - Jul 10 1919
LCDR Homer Chapin Wick    Jul 10 1919 - Nov 13 1919
Under Coast Guard command
LCDR Eugene Auguste Coffin (USCG)    Sep 26 1924 - Apr 15 1928 (Later RADM)

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

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