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USS JOUETT (DD-41)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NIE

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 Bath Iron Works, Bath Me. on March 7 1911.
Launched April 15 1912 and commissioned May 25 1912.
Jouett was decommissioned at Philadelphia November 24 1919
and berthed with the reserve fleet until loaned to the Coast Guard as
CG-13 on April 28 1924. Returned May 22 1931.
Stricken July 5 1934.
Fate Sold to Michael Flynn of Brooklyn and broken up for scrap in 1934.

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Jouett 84kJames Edward Jouett was born near Lexington, Ky., 7 February 1826 and was appointed Midshipman 10 September 1841. He served on the African coast in Decatur with Mathew C. Perry and in John Adams during the Mexican War. At the beginning of the Civil War, Jouett was captured by Confederates at Pensacola but was soon paroled. He then joined the blockading forces off Galveston, distinguishing himself during the night of 7 to 8 November 1861 in the capture and destruction of Confederate schooner Royal Yacht. Jouett later commanded Montgomery and R. R. Cuyler on blockading duty and in September 1863 took command of Metacomet. In the Battle of Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864, his ship was lashed to Admiral Farragut's flagship Hartford as the gallant ships entered the bay. Monitor Tecumseh was sunk by an underwater "torpedo", but the ships steamed boldly on, inspired By Farragut's famous command: "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead." Metacomet was sent after two Confederate gunboats, and in a short chase Jouett riddled Gaines and captured Selma. Jouett had various commands ashore and afloat after the Civil War, taking command of the North Atlantic Squadron in 1884. In 1889 he commanded a naval force which forced the opening of the isthmus of Panama, threatened by insurrection. Rear Admiral Jouett retired in 1890 and lived for most of his remaining years at "The Anchorage," near Sandy Springs, Md. He died 30 September 1902. Photo from the “Biographical Sketches of Distinguished Officers of the Army and Navy” (1905).Bill Gonyo
Jouett 15kUndated, location unknown.USN
Jouett 58kPhoto #: 111-SC-7062, USS Jouett (Destroyer # 41) anchored in the Hudson River off New York City, during the October 1912 Naval Review. USS Rhode Island (Battleship # 17) is in the left background. Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.Paul Rebold
Jouett 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
Jouett 155kUSS Arkansas (Battleship # 33), A young woman visitor sighting one of the ship's 5"/51 guns, in New York Harbor, 23 April 1919. Note the small sub-caliber spotting rifle atop the gun barrel; splinter matresses hung over the gun; and door with porthole in the lower right. In the background are USS Jouett (Destroyer # 41), at left, and USS Meredith (Destroyer # 165). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo #: NH 46317.Robert Hurst
Jouett 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
Jouett 282kOctober 14 1928 on Coast Guard service in drydock in Boston. Leslie Jones Collection, Boston Public Library.Ed Zajkowski
Jouett 126kOn Coast Guard Service September 1930 at Boston, USS Wainwright (CG-24), USS Jouett (CG-13) and USS Conyngham (CG-2). Jouett had just rammed the pier. Leslie Jones Collection, Boston Public Library.Ed Zajkowski
Jouett 199kOn Coast Guard Service September 1930 at Boston, USS Jouett (CG-13) and USS Conyngham (CG-2). Jouett had just rammed the pier. Leslie Jones Collection, Boston Public Library.Ed Zajkowski

USS JOUETT DD-41 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR William Pigott Cronan    May 24 1912 - ?
LT Isaac Foote Dortch    Nov 6 1913 - ?
LT Randall Jacobs    ? 1916 - ? (Later RADM)
Under Coast Guard command
LCDR Louis L. Bennett (USCG)    Apr 28 1924 - ? (Later COMO)
LCDR William J. Keester (USCG)    May 1926 - Nov 1926 (Later RADM)

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