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USS PATTERSON (DD-36)


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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 Cramp, Philadelphia on April 27 1910.
Launched April 29 1911 and commissioned October 11 1911.
Patterson was decommissioned at Philadelphia on January 1 1919
and berthed with the reserve fleet until loaned to the Coast
Guard as CG-16 on April 28 1924. Returned October 18 1930.
Patterson lost her name to new construction on July 1 1933.
Stricken June 28 1934.
Fate Sold and broken up for scrap in 1934.

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Patterson 59kDaniel Todd Patterson was born on Long Island, New York, 6 March 1786. As acting midshipman, he joined sloop of war Delaware, 11 June 1799, to cruise against French privateers and warships in the West Indies. On close of the Quasi-War with France, he resumed nautical studies, then had blockade duty off Tripoli in famed Constellation and Philadelphia. He fell prisoner upon capture of Philadelphia 13 October 1803 and remained a captive of the Barbary pirates until American victory over Tripoli in 1805. Upon returning home, he spent much of his following years on station at New Orleans where he took command after the outbreak of the War of 1812. On 16 September 1814, Patterson raided the base of the pirate Jean Laffite at Barataria Bay, La., capturing six schooners and other small craft. In that same month he refused Andrew Jackson’s request to send his few naval units to Mobile Bay where Patterson knew they would be bottled up by a superior British fleet. Foreseeing British designs against New Orleans almost two months before their attack, Patterson, not Jackson, was the first to prepare to defend the city. The victory resulted as much from his foresight and preparations as from Jackson’s able fighting. His little fleet delayed the enemy until reinforcements arrived, then gave artillery support in defense of the entrenchments from which Jackson was never driven. Patterson, highly commended by Jackson, received a note o f thanks from Congress, and was promoted to Captain 28 February 1815. Patterson remained on the southern stations until 1824 when he became fleet captain and commander of flagship Constitution in Commodore John Rodger’s Mediterranean Squadron. Returning home in 1828, he was appointed one of the three Navy commissioners. He commanded the Mediterranean Squadron, 1832-1836. He took command of the Washington Navy Yard in 1836, an office he held until his death at Wilmington, N.J., 25 August 1839. Photo #: NH 43178. Captain Daniel Todd Patterson, U.S. Navy, (1786-1839) portrait in oils by John Wesley Jarvis. Courtesy of Major S.A.W. Patterson, USMC (Retired). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart/Robert M. Cieri
Patterson 86kPhoto #: 111-SC-7065. USS Patterson (Destroyer # 36) fitting out at the William Cramp and Sons shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7 July 1911. Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Tony Cowart
Patterson 72kPhoto #: NH 99626, pre World War I, location unknown. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Patterson 55kPhoto #: NH 100401. USS Patterson (Destroyer # 36) underway, prior to World War I. Photographed by Waterman. Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1985. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Patterson 59kPhoto #: NH 99258. USS Patterson (Destroyer # 36) underway, circa 1912. Photographed by O.W. Waterman, Hampton, Virginia. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Patterson 48kNewspaper clipping from the New York Times dated September 5 1915.Michael Mohl
Patterson 51kPhoto #: NH 82571. USS Patterson (Destroyer # 36) underway, circa 1916. Halftone reproduction, copied from the book "Our Navy in the War", by Lawrence Perry, 1922. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Patterson 76kPhoto #: NH 66330. USS Patterson (Destroyer # 36) in a harbor, prior to World War I. Courtesy of the Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia. Ted Stone Collection. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Patterson 82kPhoto #: NH 102654. USS Patterson (Destroyer # 36) off Cape May, New Jersey, while painted in disruptive camouflage during World War I. Collection of Christopher H.W. Lloyd. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Patterson 96kPhoto #: NH 98604-C. USS Patterson (Destroyer # 36) with several other destroyers in the Philadelphia Navy Yard's Reserve Basin, circa spring 1919. Cropped from a panoramic photograph (Photo # NH 98604) taken by Keystone Photo Studios, 817 So. Broad St., Philadelphia. Collection of Eugene Bennett, donated by his daughter, Jene B. Hart, September 1988. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Patterson 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
Patterson 210kUSS Patterson in dry dock from my father's collection, LT John H. Reeder, USCG.John Reeder
Patterson 67kCirca 1928 on Coast Guard service, location unknown.Manuel Tafoya Sr

USS PATTERSON DD-36 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR John McClane Luby    Oct 11 1911 - Jun 24 1912
LT John Henry Newton Jr.    Apr 15 1914 - Apr 4 1917
LCDR John Henry Newton Jr.    Apr 4 1917 - ?
LCDR William Reynolds Purnell    Apr 13 1917 - Apr 24 1917 (Later RADM)
Under Coast Guard command
LCDR Michael J. Ryan (USCG)    Nov 24 1924 - Aug 1926 (Later RADM)
LCDR Earl Griffith Rose (USCG)    Dec 1927 - Apr 1 1930 (Later RADM)

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