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USS DYER (DD-84)


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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 26 1917.
Launched March 13 1918 and commissioned July 1 1918.
Placed into reserve from October 1919 thru October 1920
Returned back to service until arriving at Philadelphia
on April 3 1922 and decommissioned there June 7 1922 and was
berthed there until her sale. Stricken January 7 1936.
Fate Sold September 8 1936 and broken up for scrap.

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Dyer 52kNehemiah Mayo Dyer, born 19 February 1839 in Provincetown, Mass., entered the Navy as master's mate in 1862 and was promoted to acting ensign and acting master for gallant service aboard Metacomet during the Battle of Mobile Bay, 4-5 August 1864. He won additional laurels while commanding the cruiser Baltimore in the Battle of Manila Bay 1 May 1898. Rear Admiral Dyer died in Melrose, Mass., 28 January 1910.Robert M. Cieri/Bill Gonyo
Dyer 34k1918, location unknown. Naval Historical Center photo NH100404 contributed by Jack Howland in 1985.Daniel Dunham
Dyer 42k1918, location unknown. Naval Historical Center photo NH100404 contributed by Jack Howland in 1985.Daniel Dunham
Dyer 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
Dyer 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
Dyer 109kFore River Shipbuilding, Quincy, MA, June 20 1918. (L-R) USS Murray (DD-97), USS Stribling (DD-96), USS Bell (DD-95) and USS Dyer (DD-84). Naval Historical Center photo NH43024.Daniel Dunham
Dyer 87kConstantinople, Turkey 1919. Naval Historical Center photo NH54580.Daniel Dunham
Dyer 81kShip's Officers circa 1919. Naval Historical Center photo NH54581.Daniel Dunham
Dyer 113kShip's Officers and crew in the Dardanelles, Turkey circa 1919. Naval Historical Center photo NH54582.Daniel Dunham
Dyer 58kCirca 1920, location unknown. Naval Historical Center photo NH84172.Daniel Dunham

USS DYER DD-84 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

LCDR Fred Halstead Poteet    Jul 1 1918 - ?

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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