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USS McCALL (DD-28)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NJW

CLASS - PAULDING As Built.
Displacement 742 Tons, Dimensions, 293' 10" (oa) x 26' 11" x 9' 5" (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 New York Shipbuilding, Camden on June 9 1909.
Launched June 4 1910 and commissioned January 23 1911.
McCall was decommissioned at Philadelphia December 12 1919
and berthed with the reserve fleet until She was loaned to the
Coast Guard as CG-14 June 7 1924. Returned October 18 1930.
Stricken June 28 1934.
Fate Under the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty McCall was sold and broken up for scrap in 1934.

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McCall 29kCapt. Edward R. McCall, born in 1790 in South Carolina, was appointed midshipman 1 January 1808. Appointed acting lieutenant in brig Enterprise 16 October 1811, he took command of his ship during her action with HMS Boxer 5 September 1813, early in which Enterprise’s captain, Lt. William Burrows, was mortally wounded. In acknowledgment of his victory over Boxer, McCall received the thanks of Congress and a gold medal. Promoted to captain 3 March 1835, he died at his home in Bordentown, N.J., 1 August 1853.Bill Gonyo
McCall 122kUndated postcard.Bob Seidle
McCall 82kUndated, location unknown.Bob Seidle
McCall 128kUndated, location unknown. Great view of the torpedoes of the period.Bob Seidle
McCall 191kUndated, location unknown. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Divisiion. Photo # LC-DIG-ggbain-08958.Tom Kermen
McCall 41kPhoto #: NH 56651, USS Burrows (Destroyer # 29) fitting out at the New York Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, 1910. USS McCall (Destroyer # 28) is also present. Both ships had been launched in June 1910. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
McCall 122kUSS McCall (Destroyer # 28). Refueling from USS Maumee (Fuel Ship # 14) in an Atlantic gale during World War I escort operations, 22 September 1917. Collection of Hubert C. Rickert, courtesy of Daniel Rickert, 1981. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 46464-A.Robert Hurst
McCall 55kPhoto #: NH 106354. USS Powhatan (ID # 3013) crane removing one of the ship's six-inch guns, at the Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina, April 1919. The tug alongside Powhatan is Sebago (Harbor Tug # 23). USS McCall (Destroyer # 28) is in the middle distance. Photograph from the collection of Robert H. Helm, donated by Mr. & Mrs. Robert Helm, 2008. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.Tony Cowart
McCall 38kOn Coast Guard service during the Prohibition Era, from the Official Coast Guard Website.Mike Green
McCall 131kOn Coast Guard Service, January 15 1928, returning to Boston after rescuing the crew of fishing boat GASPE off Nantucket. Leslie Jones Collection, Boston Public Library.Ed Zajkowski
McCall 144kAs above. Leslie Jones Collection, Boston Public Library.Ed Zajkowski

USS McCALL DD-28 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR John Thomas Tomkins    Jan 23 1911 - Jun 10 1911
LCDR Arthur MacArthur III    Jun 10 1911 - Apr 11 1912
LT Hugo Wilson Osterhaus    Apr 11 1912 - Jun 27 1913 (Later ADM)
LT George Patton Brown    Jun 27 1913 - Aug 14 1914
LT Leigh Morrison Stewart    Aug 14 1914 - Jun 9 1917
LT Fred Thomas Berry    Jun 9 1917 - Dec 1 1918
LCDR Edward Kingsbury Lang    Dec 1 1918 - Jan 30 1919
LCDR Frank Edwin Preston Uberroth    Jan 30 1919 - Jun 26 1919
LCDR Louis E. Lenfeld    Jun 26 1919 - Dec 12 1919 
Under Coast Guard command
LCDR Fred A. Nichols (USCG)    Jun 1925 - Jun 1926 (Later RADM)
LCDR John Elliott Whitbeck (USCG)    Jun 1926 - Nov 1927 (Later COMO)
LCDR Joseph Francis Farley (USCG)    Mar 1928 - 1928 (Later ADM)

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