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USS AMMEN (DD-35)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NBP

CLASS - (Repeat) PAULDING As Built.
Displacement 742 Tons, Dimensions, 293' 10" (oa) x 27' 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 March 29 1910.
Launched September 20 1910 and commissioned May 23 1911.
Ammen was decommissioned at Philadelphia December 11 1919
and berthed with the reserve fleet until loaned to the Coast Guard
as CG-8 on April 28 1924. Returned May 22 1931.
Ammen lost her name to new construction on July 1 1933.
Stricken July 5 1934.
Fate Sold to Michael Flynn, Brooklyn, NY and broken up for scrap in 1934.

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Ammen 81kDaniel Ammen was born in Brown County, Ohio, on 15 May 1820. He was appointed a midshipman on 7 July 1836 and later served with distinction during the Civil War. Ammen commanded Seneca at the Battle of Port Royal, S.C., on 7 November 1861; Patapsco in the attack on Fort McAIister and Fort Sumter in 1863; and Mohican in the bombardment of Fort Fisher in late 1864 and early 1865. Following the end of the fighting, he spent most of his remaining years of service in Washington, serving first as Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks and then as Chief of the Bureau of Navigation. He was promoted to rear admiral upon his retirement in 1878. After leaving active duty, he spent much of his time writing on naval subjects and published two books: the Atlantic Coast and The Old Navy and The New. Ammen died near Washington, D.C., on 11 July 1898, and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.Bill Gonyo
Ammen 90kUndated, location unknown. Prior to World War I. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 57671.Joe Radigan/Robert Hurst
Ammen 52kUndated, location unknown. Photo courtsey of Lieutenant Commander H.C. Woodword, U.S.N. taken from Jane's Fighting Ships 1914.Robert Hurst
Ammen 301kThe battleship Utah (BB-31) is nearly ready to make her trial speed trips. A swarm of workmen are adding the finishing touches to the battleship Utah, Uncle Sam's latest giant of the sea and within the next two weeks her speed trials will be under way. The torpedo destroyer Ammen (DD-35) will be completed about the same time. Both ships are being built at the yards of the New York Shipbuilding company, Camden, N. J. Before the Utah gets started on her trial trip the launching of the battleship Arkansas (BB-33), a sister ship, will keep the Navy officials busy for a time. Photo from The Logan Republican, (Logan, Utah) 1902-1924, 21 January 1911. Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.Mike Mohl
Ammen 125kNewspaper "Evening Ledger" photo of the USS Paulding (DD-22), USS Ammen (DD-35) and USS Jouett (DD-41) at Philadelphia Navy Yard dated February 3 1917.Mike Mohl
Ammen 495kNewspaper clipping from the Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger of July 19 1919 showing the USS Patterson (DD-36), USS Burrows (DD-29), USS Ammen (DD-35) and USS Beale (DD-40).Michael Mohl
Ammen 116kUSCG Monaghan (CG-15, ex-USS DD-32), USCG Roe (CG-18, ex-DD-24), USCG McDougal (CG-6, ex-DD-54) and USCG Ammen (ex-DD-35) at New York Navy Yard, 20 October 1926.Robert Hurst
Ammen 42kOn Coast Guard service during the Prohibition Era, from the Official Coast Guard Website.Mike Green
Ammen 103k1926 on Coast Guard service during the Prohibition Era picketing an unknown rum runner, from the Official Coast Guard Website.Mike Green

USS AMMEN DD-35 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LTJG Lloyd Woolsey Townsend    May 23 1911 - Jun 18 1911
LCDR Joseph Knefler Taussig    Jun 18 1911 - Oct 12 1912 (Later VADM)
LT William Henry Allen    Oct 12 1912 - May 22 1913 (Later RADM)
LT Charles Belknap Jr.    May 22 1913 - Jul 23 1915
LT George Christian Logan    Jul 23 1915 - Mar 13 1916
LT Christopher Raymond Paul Rodgers    Mar 13 1916 - Mar 21 1917
LCDR Delavan Bloodgood Downer    Mar 21 1917 - May 10 1918
CDR Louis Calott Farley    May 10 1918 - Jul 10 1918
LCDR Robert Messinger Hinckley    Jul 10 1918 - Sep 24 1919
LCDR Louis Peter Wenzell    Sep 24 1919 - Dec 11 1919
Under Coast Guard command
LCDR William Francis Towle (USCG)    Jan 22 1925 - Oct 1926 (Later RADM)

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