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USS STRINGHAM (DD-83 / APD-6)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NACP

CLASS - WICKES (LITTLE)
Built To A Different Set Of Plans (Bethlehem)Than The Wickes (Bath) The Little Versions Were Considered Less Successful Than The Bath Designed Ships, With Few Remaining In Service Past 1936.
Displacement 1,154 Tons, Dimensions, 314' 5" (oa) x 31' 8" x 9' 10" (Max)
Armament 4 x 4"/50, 2 x 1pdr AA (1 x 3"/23AA In Some Ships), 12 x 21" tt..
Machinery, 24,200 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 103.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Fore River, Quincy on September 19 1917.
Launched March 30 1918 and commissioned July 2 1918.
Decommissioned at Philadelphia June 2 1922 and berthed there.
Stringham was moved to Norfolk and converted into a high speed
transport and reclassified APD-6 August 2 1940.
Recommissioned December 11 1940.
Reclassified to DD-83 June 25 1945.
Decommissioned at Philadelphia November 9 1945.
Stricken December 5 1945.
Fate Sold and broken up for scrap in 1946.

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Stringham 56kSilas Horton Stringham, born in Middletown, N.Y., on 7 November 1798, served in the United States Navy from the War of 1812 through the Civil War. During the War of 1812, he served in the frigage Presidentand took part in the engagements with the British ships Little Belt and Belyidere. He subsequently served in Spark in the campaign against Algerian corsairs and later, while attached to Hornet with the West India Squadron, participated in the capture of the slaver Moscow. During the Mexican War, he commanded the ship-of-the-line Ohio and took part in the attack on Vera Cruz. Commissioned Rear Admiral in July 1862, his Civil War service included command of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Rear Admiral Stringham died in Brooklyn, N.Y., on 7 February 1876. Digital ID: ppmsca 08360, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.Bill Gonyo
Stringham 102kAs DD-83, undated, location unknown.Curt Clark, The Four Stack APD Veterans
Stringham 122kFore River Shipbuilding, Quincy, MA, February 14, 1918. (L-R) USS Murray (DD-97), USS Luce (DD-99), USS Stringham (DD-83) and USS Dyer (DD-84). Naval Historical Center photo NH43020.Daniel Dunham
Stringham 140kFore River Shipbuilding, Quincy, MA, March 19 1918. (L-R) USS Murray (DD-97), USS Luce (DD-99), USS Stringham (DD-83) and USS Dyer (DD-84). Naval Historical Center photo NH43021.Daniel Dunham
Stringham 114kUSS Stringham (Destroyer # 83), At Boston, Massachusetts on 11 February 1919. Panoramic photograph, taken by Crosby, Naval Photographer, # 11 Portland Street, Boston. USS Constitution (1797) is visible beyond Stringham's midships area. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Crosby Collection. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 50020.Robert Hurst
Stringham 91kPhiladelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania: Warships in the Reserve Basin, 18 November 1919, as seen by a Philadelphia Evening Ledger photographer. Ships are (from left to right): USS Wisconsin (Battleship # 9); USS Illinois (Battleship # 7); USS Alabama (Battleship # 8); a Pittsburgh class armored cruiser; two battleships, probably Connecticut class; USS Stringham (Destroyer # 83); USS Craven (Destroyer # 70); USS Maury (Destroyer # 100); and USS Sigourney (Destroyer # 81). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Stringham 200kUSS Stringham (DD 83) under going conversion to APD 6 at Norfolk in 1940, Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Stringham 97kNine U.S destroyers in one of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard's drydocks. Five of the destroyers being scrapped are old flush deckers including the USS Whipple (DD-217) and the USS Stringham (DD-83). The other four are Porter-class destroyer leaders built in the 1930s. The photograph was taken on 14 March 1946 (Author's Collection). Photo from Warship Boneyards, by Kit and Carolyn Bonner.Robert Hurst

USS STRINGHAM DD-83 / APD-6 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Neil Ernest Nichols    Jul 2 1918 - Oct 16 1918
LCDR William Dilworth Puleston    Oct 16 1918 - Nov 23 1918
LCDR John Sylvester Hawkins    ? 1940 - ?
LCDR Donald Cord Varian    Dec 11 1940 - ?
(As APD-6)
LCDR Clarence Evans Boyd    Mar 10 1942 
LCDR Adolfe Wildner    Nov 25 1942 - Mar 4 1943
LCDR Josephus Aloysius McGoldrick    Mar 4 1943 - May 15 1943 (Later RADM)
LCDR Ralph Henning Moureau    May 15 1943 - 1944
LCDR John Boone Schley    Nov 1 1944 - Oct 10 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

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource page for the USS Stringham APD-6
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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