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USS PERKINS (DD-26)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NOX

CLASS - PAULDING As Built.
Displacement 742 Tons, Dimensions, 293' 10" (oa) x 26' 11" x 10' 1" (Max)
Armament 5 x 3"/50, 3 x 18" tt..
Machinery, 12,000 SHP; Direct Drive Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 30 Knots, Crew 86.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Fore River, Quincy on March 22 1909.
Launched April 9 1910 and commissioned November 18 1910.
Perkins decommissioned at Philadelphia December 5 1919 and
berthed with the reserve fleet until her sale.
Perkins lost her name to new construction on November 1 1933.
Stricken March 8 1935.
Fate Sold June 28 1935 and broken up for scrap.

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Perkins 52kCommodore George Hamilton Perkins was born at Hopkinton, N.H., 20 October 1835. Appointed midshipman in 1851, he served the Navy to 1899. He fought with Farragut at Forts Jackson and Saint Philip, at the capture of Governor Moore and three ships of the Montgomery Flotilla, and at the surrender of New Orleans in April 1862. He also fought at Port Hudson and Whitehall’s River in July 1862, at the captures of Mary Sorley and Tennessee, the Battle of Mobile Bay, and at Forts Powell, Gaines, and Morgan in August 1864. Following peacetime naval service, he died at Boston, Mass., 28 October 1899. Photo #: NH 47485. Captain George H. Perkins, USN photographed circa 1882-1891. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart/Robert M. Cieri
Perkins 78kUndated, location unknown.David Buell
Perkins 58kPhoto #: 19-N-21-3-9. USS Perkins (Destroyer # 26) photographed on 1 October 1910, while nearing completion at the Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Tony Cowart
Perkins 53kPhoto #: NH 99256. USS Perkins (Destroyer # 26) underway in 1912. Photographed by O.W. Waterman, Hampton, Virginia. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Perkins 44kPhoto #: NH 44195. USS Perkins (Destroyer # 26) at anchor, prior to World War I. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Perkins 55kPhoto #: NH 100426. USS Perkins (Destroyer # 26) photographed by N. Moser during World War I, while painted in pattern camouflage. Courtesy of Ted Stone, 1985. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Perkins 168kA Wright Model C seaplane is receiving attention by handlers at Naval Aeronautic Station Pensacola, Florida in 1916. The USS Perkins (DD-26) and an unidentified sister are moored at the dock in the background. US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 2008.104.001.124.Mike Green
Perkins 109kPhoto #: NH 41962. USS Perkins (Destroyer # 26) wearing pattern camouflage, 1918. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Perkins 83kUSS Perkins (Destroyer # 26) moored to a bouy while painted in pattern camouflage, 1918. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Perkins 52kPhoto #: NH 103768, USS Perkins (Destroyer # 26) underway off the U.S. East Coast, 1918. Note her pattern camouflage scheme. Collection of Arthur J. Rozette. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Perkins 62kUSS Perkins (Destroyer # 26) underway in U.S. East Coast waters, 1918. Note her pattern camouflage scheme. Collection of Arthur J. Rozette. U.S. Naval Historical Centre photo # NH 103767.Robert Hurst
Perkins 113kPhoto #: 19-N-1105. USS Perkins (Destroyer # 26) moored to a bouy in 1918. Note her "dazzle" camouflage, and the depth charge racks and "Y" gun depth charge thrower mounted on her after deck. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Tony Cowart
Perkins 38kPhoto #: NH 99514, USS Perkins (Destroyer # 26), at left with battleships and other units of the Atlantic Fleet in harbor, circa 1919. Courtesy of Jim Kazalis, 1981. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold

USS PERKINS DD-26 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Joel Robert Poinsett Pringle    Nov 18 1910 - Dec 12 1911 (Later RADM)
LCDR John Parker Jackson     Dec 12 1911 - Oct 4 1913
ENS Arthur Barney    Oct 4 1913 - Nov 13 1913
ENS Frederick Southard Hatch    Nov 13 1913 - Jul 5 1915
ENS William Douglas Kilduff    Jul 5 1915 - Mar 3 1916
LT Cary Walthall Magruder    Mar 3 1916 - Jul 5 1916
LTJG John Homer Holl Jr.    Jul 5 1916 - Apr 3 1917
LT Forney Moore Knox    Apr 3 1917 - Jul 9 1918
LCDR Earl Ames McIntyre    Jul 9 1918 - May 25 1919
LCDR Stanley Gray Womble    May 25 1919 - Jun 14 1919  
LCDR Earl Ames McIntyre    Jun 14 1919 - Dec 5 1919

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