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CLASS - AYLWIN (Classified As A New Class, They Were Repeat CASSIN's) As Built.
Displacement 1,072 Tons, Dimensions, 305' 3" (oa) x 31' 2" x 10' 6" (Max)
Armament 4 x 4"/50, 8 x 18" tt..
Machinery, 16,000 SHP; Direct Drive Turbines With Triple Expansion Cruising Engines, 2 screws
Speed, 29.5 Knots, Crew 98.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Cramp, Philadelphia on March 11 1912.
Launched February 8 1913, Commissioned December 30 1913.
Parker was decommissioned in Norfolk on June 6 1922 and
was berthed there until her sale.
Stricken March 8 1935.
Fate Sold and broken up for scrap in 1935

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Parker 12kFoxhall Alexander Parker, born in New York 5 August 1821 was appointed a midshipman 11 March 1837. During the Civil War he cooperated with the Army of the Potomac, protecting Alexandria, Va., after the Battle of Bull Run. In addition to being in active service off Charleston, S.C., he commanded a naval battery at the bombardment of Fort Sumter, and was also in command of the Potomac Flotilla. In 1872, as Commodore and Chief of Staff of the North Atlantic Fleet, he drew up a code of signals for steam tactics. He was author of Fleet Tactics Under Steam, The Naval Howitzer Afloat, and other valuable works. He commanded the Boston Navy Yard from October 2 1877 to June 26 1878. He became Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy in 1878 and was one of the founders of the United States Naval Institute. He died 10 June 1879 at Annapolis, Md. U.S. Navy photo, Boston NHP Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-7271.Bill Gonyo/Stephen P. Carlson, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard
Parker 31kUndated, location unknown.Joe Radigan
Parker 136kUnderway prior to World War I. She is making dense smoke from her middle boilers. Probably photographed by Waterman, Hampton Roads, Virginia. Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1985. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 100402.Darryl Baker/Robert Hurst
Parker 117kUnited States Destroyer Parker (DD-48) at sea. Photo from the New York City Library.Bill Gonyo
Parker 216k"Y guns in action." USS Parker (DD-48) at sea. Undated real photo postcard, circa 1918.Dave Wright
Parker 150kUSS Parker (DD-48) during her Baltic cruise, circa 1919. Source: Naval History Heritage and Command, Photo No. NH 3016.Mike Green
Parker 192kUSS Parker (DD-48) at Libau (Liepaja), Latvia, circa Spring 1919. Source Naval History Heritage and Command, Photo No. NH 3013.Mike Green
Parker 175kUSS Parker (DD-48) backing, at Libau (Liepaja), Latvia, circa Spring 1919. Source: Naval History Heritage and Command, Photo No. NH 3014.Mike Green
Parker 165kUSS Parker (DD-48) at Libau (Liepaja), Latvia, circa Spring 1919. Note steamer at far left with 'armistice' markings on side. Source Naval History Heritage and Command, Photo No. NH 3015.Mike Green
Parker 53kPhoto #: NH 103514-C, USS Parker (DD-48) in the North River off New York City, 20 May 1921. Cropped from NH 103514, a panoramic photograph by Himmel and Tyner, New York. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Parker 86kDestroyer Squadron 14 in the North River, off New York City, 20 May 1921. Panoramic photograph by Himmel and Tyner, New York. U.S. Navy ships present are (from left to right): USS Cummings (DD-44); USS Wainright (DD-62); USS Parker (DD-48); USS Balch (DD-50); USS McDougal (DD-54); USS Ericsson (DD-56) and USS Dixie (AD-1), squadron flagship. Note what appears to be a yacht club in the lower left (Photo No NH 103514).Robert Hurst

USS PARKER DD-48 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Charles Preston Nelson    Dec 30 1913 - Mar 18 1915 (Later RADM)

LCDR Ward Kenneth Wortman    Mar 18 1915 - Apr 8 1916

LT William Donaldson Greetham    Apr 8 1916 - Jun 27 1916

LT Halsey Powell    Jun 27 1916 - Oct 6 1917

LCDR Frank Robert McCrary    Oct 6 1917 - May 8 1918

LCDR Wilson Brown Jr.    May 8 1918 - Jan 15 1919

LCDR Wallace Benjamin Phillips    Jan 15 1919 - May 8 1919

LCDR John Howard Wellbrock    May 11 1920 - Jun 6 1921

LT Harold Samuel Klein    Jun 6 1921 - Jan 1 1922

LT David Carl Fox    Jan 1 1922 - Jun 6 1922                                             

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