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USS McDOUGAL (DD-54)


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CLASS - O' BRIEN As Built.
Displacement 1,090 Tons, Dimensions, 305' 3" (oa) x 31' 1" x 10' 7" (Max)
Armament 4 x 4"/50, 8 x 21" tt..
Machinery, 17,000 SHP; Direct Drive Turbines With Triple Expansion Cruising Engines, 2 screws
Speed, 29 Knots, Crew 101.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bath Iron Works,Bath Me. on July 29 1913.
Launched April 22 1914 and commissioned June 16 1914.
McDougal decommissioned at Philadelphia May 26 1922
and berthed with the reserve fleet until loaned to the Coast Guard as
CG-6 on June 7 1924 and returned on June 30 1933.McDougal lost her
name to new construction on July 1 1933.
Stricken July 5 1934.
Fate Sold August 22 1934 to Michael Flynn of Brooklyn and broken up for scrap.

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McDougal 62kMINSY 2861-44, Rear Admiral David S. McDougal. Born 27 Sept. 1809 died 7 Aug 1882. Namesake of destroyers USS McDougal (DD 54) and (DD 358). He served as Commandant of Mare Island Navy Yard from 13 March 1861 until 5 June 1861 and again from 17 Oct 1864 until 5 Jul 1866. Darryl Baker
McDougal 169kUSS McDougal (DD 54) making a high speed run date and place unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
McDougal 129kUSS McDougal (Destroyer # 54) with Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt on board, circa mid-1914. Photographed by Edwin Levick, New York. Note the ship's divisional number ("8") on her second smokestack, the 13-star "boat" ensign flying from her mainmast gaff and the Assistant Secretary of the Navy flag at her mainmast peak. Courtesy of Ted Stone, 1977. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 86365.Robert Hurst
McDougal 109kNH 60258. July 20 1914, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
McDougal 3217kA very large newspaper clipping of the USS Barry (DD-2), USS Tripp (DD-33), USS Aylwin (DD-47) and the USS McDougal (DD-54) from the Baltimore Sun dated September 12 1915.Mike Mohl
McDougal 113kCirca 1916, location unknown.Fred Weiss
McDougal 52kPhoto #: NH 103514-E, USS McDougal (DD-54) 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
McDougal 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
McDougal 116kUSCG Monaghan (CG-15, ex-USS DD-32), USCG Roe (CG-18, ex-DD-24), USCG McDougal (CG-6, ex-DD-54) and USCG Ammen (ex-DD-35) at New York Navy Yard, 20 October 1926.Robert Hurst
McDougal 28kOn Coast Guard service during the Prohibition Era, from the Official Coast Guard Website.Mike Green

USS McDOUGAL DD-54 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

LTJG John Howard Hoover    Jun 16 1914 - Jun 28 1914 (Acting - Later ADM)
LCDR Leigh Carlyle Palmer    Jun 28 1914 - Jun 10 1915 (Later RADM)
LCDR Arthur P. Fairfield    Jun 10 1915 - 1917 (Later RADM)
LCDR Francis Cogswell    1917 - 1918
LCDR Vaughan Kimball Colman    1918 - ?
Under Coast Guard command
CDR Stanley Vincent Parker (USCG)    May 13 1925 - Oct 1926 (Later RADM)
CDR William Francis Towle (USCG)    Oct 1926 - Oct 1927 (Later RADM)

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