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USS FANNING (DD-37)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NFM

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 Newport News Shipbuilding on April 29 1911.
Launched January 11 1912 and commissioned June 21 1912.
Fanning was decommissioned at Philadelphia November 24 1919
and berthed with the reserve fleet until loaned to the Coast Guard as
CG-11 on June 7 1924. Returned November 24 1930.
Stricken June 28 1934.
Fate Sold in 1934 and broken up for scrap.

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Fanning 110kNathaniel Fanning, born 31 May 1755 in Stonington, Conn., was commissioned midshipman in France by John Paul Jones when he was manning Bonhomme Richard. In the brilliant victory over Serapis 23 September 1779, Fanning served as captain of the main top. Most of his original group of men were killed, but he took a fresh party aloft and with them cleared Serapis' tops. When their yards locked the ships together, he led his men across to the British ship, where with hand grenades and other missiles, they drove the British seamen from their stations. In recommending that Fanning be promoted, Jones said of him ". . . he was one cause among the prominent in obtaining the victory". Lieutenant Fanning died of yellow fever 30 September 1805 while commanding Gunboat No. 1.Bill Gonyo/Phillip Thomas
Fanning 198kUSS Fanning (DD-37) and to the right is the British destroyer Sigourney, from the book “United State Navy in World War” (1921).Bill Gonyo
Fanning 166kUndated at Boston USS Henley (DD-39), USS Paulding (DD-22) and USS Fanning (DD-37). Leslie Jones Collection, Boston Public Library.Mike Mohl
Fanning 116kMay 23 1912, location unknown.Joe Radigan
Fanning 151kFanning at the October 1912 Naval Review. National Photo Company Collection from the Library of Congress, npcc 32722.Tom Kermen
Fanning 113kNewport News photo of the Fanning. Known as the "Old 37" to her crew, she sank the German U-boat U-58 on November 17, 1917 with a depth charge and gunfire. The German crew scuttled the boat to keep it from being a war prize, but the Fanning picked up four officers and thirty five enlisted men from the sub.USN
Fanning 217kUSS Fanning (Destroyer # 37), In port, probably at Queenstown, Ireland, after her 17 November 1917 fight with the German submarine U-58. She is painted in pattern camouflage. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 2060.Robert Hurst
Fanning 225kNewspaper clipping from The Bismarck Tribune dated January 2 1918.Mike Mohl
Fanning 57kPhoto #: NH 103744, USS Fanning (Destroyer # 37) moored with other destroyers in a French port, 1918. Probably photographed from USS Mercury (ID # 3012). All these destroyers are dressed with flags in honor of a special occasion. Note Fanning's pattern camouflage. Courtesy of James Russell, 1980. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Fanning 126kNewspaper clipping from The Tucumcari News dated February 14 1918.Mike Mohl
Fanning 56kOn Coast Guard service during the Prohibition Era, from the Official Coast Guard Website.Mike Green
Fanning 190kCirca 1924-1930 on Coast Guard service at Boston. Leslie Jones Collection, Boston Public Library.Ed Zajkowski

USS FANNING DD-37 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LT William Nicholson Jeffers   Jun 21 1912 - ?
LT Charles Morrison Austin    Sep 1 1915 - ?
LT Walter Owen Henry    ?
LT George Martin Cook    Feb 6 1916 - ?
LCDR Francis Cogswell    ? 1918 - ?
Under Coast Guard command
LCDR James Pine (USCG)    May 30 1925 - Jul 1926 (Later VADM)
LCDR Louis L. Bennett (USCG)    Jul 1926 - Sep 1927 (Later COMO)
LCDR Roger Clarence Heimer (USCG)    Sep 1927 - 1928 (Later RADM)
LCDR Norman Henry Leslie (USCG)    Sep 1928 - Jun 1930 (Later RADM)
LCDR Floyd J. Sexton (USCG)    Jun 1930 - Aug 12 1930 (Later RADM)    

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Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
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Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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