NavSource Main Page FAQ Contact us Search NavSource

Waving US Flag

NavSource Naval History
Photographic History of the United States Navy


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NCL

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 May 8 1911.
Launched April 30 1912 and commissioned April 30 1912(???)
Decommissioned October 25 1919.
Loaned to the Coast Guard as CG-9 on April 28 1924. Returned October 18 1930.
Stricken June 28 1934.
Fate Sold to Michael Flynn, Brooklyn, NY and broken up for scrap in 1934.

Click On Image
For Full Size Image
Size Image Description Contributed
By And/Or Copyright
Beale 94kEdward Fitzgerald "Ned" Beale (February 4, 1822 – April 22, 1893) was a national figure in 19th century America. He was naval officer, military general, explorer, frontiersman, Indian affairs superintendent, California rancher, diplomat, and friend of Kit Carson, Buffalo Bill Cody and Ulysses S. Grant. He fought in the Mexican-American War, emerging as a hero of the Battle of San Pasqual in 1846. He achieved national fame in 1848 in carrying to the east the first gold samples from California, contributing to the gold rush. He surveyed and built a wagon road that many settlers used to move to the West, and which became part of Route 66 and the route for the Transcontinental railroad. As California's first Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Beale helped charter a humanitarian policy towards Native Americans in the 1850s. He also founded the Tejon Ranch in California, the largest private landholding in the United States, and became a millionaire several times over. He received appointments from five U.S. Presidents: Andrew Jackson appointed him to Naval School, Millard Fillmore appointed him Superintendent of Indian Affairs for California and Nevada, James Buchanan appointed him to survey a wagon road from New Mexico to California, Abraham Lincoln appointed him Surveyor General of California and Nevada, and Ulysses S. Grant appointed him Ambassador to Austria–Hungary. Photo #: NH 56839, engraved portrait published in Bonsel: "Edward Fitzgerald Beale". U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart/Ed Zajkowski
Beale 108kUndated, location unknown.Joe Radigan
Beale 54kUndated, location unknown. Photo by Muller taken from Jane's Fighting Ships 1914.Bill Gonyo
Beale 194kUndated, location unknown.Darryl Baker
Beale 83kUSS Beale (DD-40) at pierside at Key West, Florida on an unknown date. US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No.1999.277.059Mike Green
Beale 214kUndated, USS Beale (DD-40) and USS Wainwright (DD-62) in Boston Navy Yard. Copyright (c) Leslie Jones.Mike Mohl
Beale 117kNewspaper "Evening Ledger" photo of the USS Beale (DD-40) and USS Downes (DD-45) at Philadelphia Navy Yard dated February 3 1917.Mike Mohl
Beale 9kCamouflaged, 1918.USN
Beale 66kPhoto #: NH 103743, USS Beale (Destroyer # 40) underway in French waters in 1918, probably photographed from USS Mercury (ID # 3012). Note Beale's pattern camouflage, and lifeboat and davits in the foreground. Courtesy of James Russell, 1980. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Beale 67kPhoto #: NH 56363, USS Beale (Destroyer # 40) moored to a buoy at Queenstown, Ireland, in 1918. She is painted in pattern camouflage. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Beale 52kCirca 1919, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Beale 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
Beale 49kOn Coast Guard service during the Prohibition Era, from the Official Coast Guard Website.Mike Green
Beale 168kCirca 1924-1930 on Coast Guard service. (L-R) USS Jouett (CG-13) ex DD-41, USS Paulding (CG-17) ex DD-22 and USS Beale (CG-9) ex DD-40. Leslie Jones Collection, Boston Public Library.Ed Zajkowski
Beale 347kOfficers and crew of CGC Beale/Navy destroyer at New London, Connecticut about 1925. Photo courtesy of the USCG.Bill Gonyo
Beale 175k1928 photo of United States Coast Guard destroyers moored at New London, Connecticut. All are former US Navy destroyers loaned to the Coast Guard for Prohibition Service. Shown here are the Trippe (CG-20/DD-33), Wainwright (CG-24/DD-62), Downes (CG-4/DD-45), Beale (CG-9/DD-40) and Abel P. Upshur (CG-15/DD-193). Source: National Aviation Museum Collection, Photo No. 2009.006.001.Mike Green
Beale 196kApril 7 1929 at Boston on Coast Guard service. (L-R) USS Beale (CG-9) ex DD-40 and USS Burrows (CG-10) ex DD-29. Leslie Jones Collection, Boston Public Library.Ed Zajkowski

USS BEALE DD-40 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

LT Charles Talley Blackburn    Aug 30 1912 - Sep 21 1912
LT Edward Constant Southword Parker    Sep 21 1912 - Oct 2 1913
LT Charles Thomas Hutchins Jr.    Oct 2 1913 - Jan 10 1916
LT Charles Talley Blackburn    Jan 10 1916 - May 13 1916
CDR Walter Newhall Vernou    May 13 1916 - Oct 30 1918 (Later RADM)
LCDR Frank Alfred Braisted    Oct 30 1918 - Jan 4 1919 (Later RADM)
LCDR Welles Eldredge Goodhue    Jan 4 1919 - May 12 1919
LCDR John Howard Culin    May 12 1919 - Oct 25 1919 
Under Coast Guard command
LCDR Russell Randolph Waesche, Sr. (USCG)    Apr 28 1924 - Mar 1926 

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

Back To The Main Photo Index To The Destroyer Photo Index Page

Comments and Suggestions about this page, E-mail DestroyerInfo
Problems and site related matters, E-mail Webmaster