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USS MANLEY (DD-74 / AG-28 / APD-1)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NSH

CLASS - CALDWELL As Built.
Displacement 1,125 Tons, Dimensions, 315' 6" (oa) x 31' 3" x 11' 6" (Max)
Armament 4 x 4"/50, 2 x 1pdr AA, 12 x 21" tt..
Machinery, 18,500 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 30 Knots, Crew 100.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bath Iron Works, Bath Me. on August 22 1916.
Launched August 23 1917 and commissioned October 15 1917.
Manley decommissioned at Philadelphia June 14 1922 and berthed
with the reserve fleet until recommissioned May 1 1930.
Converted to high speed transport in 1938.
Reclassified APD-1 August 2 1940.
Reclassified to DD-74 June 25 1945.
Decommissioned at Philadelphia November 19 1945.
Stricken December 5 1945.
Fate Sold November 26 1946 Northern Metals, Philadelphia and broken up for scrap.

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Manley 65kJohn Manley of Boston, born circa 1733, was selected for command of schooner Lee 24 October 1775. As Captain of Lee, on 28 November he captured one of the most valuable prizes of the Revolutionary War—British brigantine Nancy carrying much ordnance and military stores for British troops in Boston that proved invaluable to Washington’s army. For his “great vigilance and industry,” Manley was appointed commodore in January 1776 of “Washington’s fleet,” a group of small armed ships fitted out by him to harass the British and to seize supply vessels. Commissioned captain in the Continental Navy 17 April 1776, he sailed in Hancock until the frigate and her prize, HMS frigate Fox, were taken in July 1777. Imprisoned in New York until March 1778, he then entered privateer service to command Marlborough, Cumberland, and a prize, HMS Jason, until 1782, except for two more periods of imprisonment, one for 2 years in Mill Prison, England. On 11 September 1782, he returned to the Navy with command of frigate Hague. On a West Indies voyage he made a spectacular escape from a superior naval force; and, in January 1783, took the last significant prize of the war, Baille. Regarded as one of the outstanding captains of the young Navy, he had captured 10 prizes singlehanded and participated in the seizure of five others. Captain Manley died in Boston in 1793.Robert M. Cieri
Manley 117kUndated image of her stern, Note design difference between Manley and Fairfax DD-93 Moored alongside.USN
Manley 144kUndated, location unknown.Curt Clark, The Four Stack APD Veterans
Manley 121kChristmas card view from the Panama Canal, undated.Chuk Munson
Manley 75kUndated, location unknown.Paul Rebold
Manley 80kUndated, location unknown.Paul Rebold
Manley 32kUndated ship recognition card.Tommy Trampp
Manley 38kIn Camouflage paint prior to losing her stem - Circa 1918.Joe Radigan
Manley 80kUSS Manley (Destroyer # 74) shows her Wearing World War I pattern camouflage, prior to the 19 March 1918 accidental depth charge explosion that wrecked her stern. Courtesy of Chief Warrant Officer Keith L. Anderson, USNR (Retired), Captain John D. Brown, USN (Retired) and Edward H. Peters, 1964.Paul Rebold/Robert Hurst
Manley 184kStern view of the damaged, caused by the accidental detonation of her depth charges, USS Manley (DD 74) at Queenstown, Ireland in 1918. Photo from the collection of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Manley 220kNH 46654. March 19 1918, in drydock at Birkenhead, England for repairs from an accidental depth charge explosion.Ed Zajkowski
Manley 179kUSS Manley (DD 74) at Acapulco, Mexico in 1921. Photo from the collection of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Manley 166kUSS Manley (DD 74) at the Newport, RI area in 1930. Photo from the collection of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Manley 172kUSS Manley (AG 28) at San Diego in 1932. Photo from the collection of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Manley 90kPhoto #: NH 54261, USS Jacob Jones (DD-130), USS Erie (PG-50), and USS Manley (DD-74) (listed left to right) in harbor, during a U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen's cruise, 3 August 1937. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold

USS MANLEY DD-74 / AG-28 / APD-1 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Robert Lawrence Berry    Oct 15 1917 - Oct 1919
LT Clifton Albert Frederick Sprague    Oct 1919 - Dec 1919 (Later VADM)
Decommissioned June 14 1922 to May 1 1930
LCDR Julian Burton Timberlake Jr.    May 1 1930 - Mar 1932
LCDR Henry Young McCown    Mar 1932 - Jun 1932
CDR Norman Campbell Gillette    ? 1934 - ?
LCDR Edwin Dowling Gibb    ? 1936 - ?
LCDR Joseph Truitt Talbert    ? 1938 - ?
LCDR Edward Christian Loughead    ? 1939 - 1941
LCDR Preston Virginius Mercer    1941 - ?
LCDR James Sturgis Willis    Mar 15 1942 - Jan 5 1943
LCDR Otto Carl Schatz Jr.    Jan 5 1943 - Jun 4 1943 
LT Robert T. Newell Jr.    Jun 4 1943 - Nov 23 1944
LT Robert C. Foster Jr.    Nov 23 1944 - Mar 13 1945
LCDR Lloyd M. Shepard Jr.    Mar 13 1945 - Nov 19 1945 

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Contact Name: Curt Clark, Secretary Four Stack APD Veterans
Address: 3384 Grim Ave., San Diego, CA 92104
Phone: 619-282-0971
E-mail: apdsec@cox.net


Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.


Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource page for the USS Manley APD-1
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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