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USS CONYNGHAM (DD-58)


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CLASS - TUCKER (Improved O' BRIEN Class) As Built.
Displacement 1,090 Tons, Dimensions, 315' 3" (oa) x 30' 7" x 10' 5" (Max)
Armament 4 x 4"/50, 8 x 21" tt..
Machinery, 18,000 SHP; Direct Drive Turbines With Cruising Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 29.5 Knots, Crew 99.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Cramp, Philadelphia on July 27 1914.
Launched July 8 1915 and commissioned January 21 1916.
She was placed into reserve at Boston and remained there until 1921
when she was shifted to Philadelphia and was decommissioned there
on June 23 1922 and berthed with the reserve fleet until loaned to the
Coast Guard as CG-2 on June 7 1924 and returned June 30 1933.
Conyngham gave up her name to new construction on November 1 1933.
Stricken July 5 1934.
Fate Sold August 22 1934 and broken up for scrap.

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Conyngham 73kBorn about 1744 in County Donegal, Ireland, Gustavus Conyngham commanded the merchant brig Charming Peggy in 1775. When his ship was interned in Europe, Conyngham sought and on 1 March 1777 obtained a captain's commission in the Continental Navy. As commanding officer, successively, of Surprise, and Revenge, he became a terror to British shipping, taking some 60 prizes in 18 months. As a privateer he was captured in 1779, escaped to Europe, and was recaptured while returning to America in 1780. Exchanged a year later, he was in France preparing to cruise against the British when the war ended. He returned to the merchant service and commanded the armed brig Maria during the Quasi-War with France. As a member of the Common Council of Philadelphia, he assisted in the defense of that city during the War of 1812. Captain Conyngham died 27 November 1819 at Philadelphia, Pa. the Quasi-War with France. As a member of the Common Council of Philadelphia, he assisted in the defense of that city during the War of 1812. Captain Conyngham died 27 November 1819 at Philadelphia, Pa. Photo #: NH 84902-KN. Captain Gustavus Conyngham, Continental Navy painting by V. Zveg, 1976, based on a miniature by Louis Marie Sicardi. Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart/Robert M. Cieri
Conyngham 99kUSS Conyngham (DD-58) making 29.10 knots while running trials on 7 December 1915 (USN). Robert Hurst
Conyngham 102kUSS Conyngham (Destroyer # 58) Underway, circa 1916. Halftone reproduction of a photograph by O.W. Waterman, published in "Sea Power" magazine, May 1917. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Conyngham 88kUSS Conyngham (Destroyer # 58) In port, while painted in pattern camouflage, 1918. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Conyngham 86kUSS Conyngham (Destroyer # 58) At the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 11 February 1919. Photographed by J. Crosby, Naval Photographer, 11 Portland St., Boston, Mass. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Crosby Collection. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Conyngham 31kOn Coast Guard service during the Prohibition Era, from the Official Coast Guard Website.Mike Green
Conyngham 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
Conyngham 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 CONYNGHAM DD-58 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Alfred Wilkinson Johnson    Jan 21 1916 - ? (Later VADM)
LCDR Jesse Bishop Gay    Nov 8 1917 - Mar 26 1918
Under Coast Guard command
LCDR Arthur Graham Hall (USCG)    ? 1930 - ? (Later RADM)    

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