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USS MAYRANT (DD-31)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NJU

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, 2 screws
Speed, 30 Knots, Crew 86.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Cramp, Philadelphia on April 22 1909.
Launched April 23 1910 and commissioned July 12 1911.
Mayrant was decommissioned at Boston on May 20 1915.
Mayrant remained there until being shifted to Philadelphia on November 9 1915
and remained berthed there until she was recommissioned on January 2 1918.
Mayrant was decommissioned at Philadelphia December 12 1919and berthed with
the reserve fleet until she was stricken.
Stricken March 8 1935.
Fate Sold June 28 1935 to M. Black & Co., Norfolk and broken up for scrap.

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Mayrant 90kPhoto #: NH 47915. John Mayrant (1762-1836) who, as a Midshipman serving under John Paul Jones in Continental Ship Bonhomme Richard, led the attacking party that captured HMS Serapis on 23 September 1779. Minature portrait, photographed circa 1927, when it was in the possession of the Simons Family of Charleston, South Carolina. Courtesy of Mr. Aiken Simons, of the DuPont Company, 1927. U.S . Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Mayrant 89kUSS Warrington (Destroyer # 30), left, and USS Mayrant (Destroyer # 31) fitting out at the William Cramp & Sons Ship & Engine Building Company shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 July 1910. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Tony Cowart
Mayrant 130kUSS Mayrant underway sometime between 1910 to 1915. Image taken by the Bain News Service. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.Bill Gonyo
Mayrant 99kFitting out at the Cramp shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 4 January 1911. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 99745.Daniel Dunham/Robert Hurst
Mayrant 59kPhoto #: NH 46438, USS Mayrant (Destroyer # 31) fitting out at the Cramp shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7 July 1911. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Mayrant 64kPhoto #: NH 99740, USS Mayrant (Destroyer # 31) at anchor, 1911. Fine screen halftone reproduction of a photograph taken by N.L. Stebbins, of Boston, Massachusetts. Copied from "The New Navy of the United States", by N.L. Stebbins, (New York, 1912). Donation of David Shadell, 1987. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Mayrant 67kPhoto #: NH 99741-A, USS Mayrant (Destroyer # 31) in a harbor with other Atlantic Fleet ships, 1919. Courtesy of Jim Kazalis, 1981. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Mayrant 136kHalftone reproduction of a photograph of the of the Battleship USS Mississippi (Battleship # 41), at anchor, circa early or mid-1919. Destroyers Jarvis (# 38) and Mayrant (# 31) are moored to her port side. This view was published circa 1919 as one of ten images in a "Souvenir Folder" concerning USS Mississippi. Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2009. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 106603.Robert Hurst
Mayrant 88kUSS Mayrant (Destroyer # 31), left, and USS Warrington (Destroyer # 30) fitting out at the William Cramp & Sons Ship & Engine Building Company shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 July 1910. Note the exposed rudder yoke on Mayrant's stern, propeller guards, steering wheels just forward of the after gun mounts, and names afixed to the ships' sterns. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Tony Cowart

USS MAYRANT DD-31 History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry
(Located On The hazegray Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Charles Preston Nelson    Jul 12 1911 - ? (Later RADM)
LT Charles Sheridan Joyce    ? 1913 - ?
LT Frank Hamilton Roberts    ? 1913 - ?
LCDR Eldred Bewes Armstrong    ?

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