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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 Union Iron Works, San Francisco on October 29 1917.
Launched March 23 1918 and commissioned September 7 1918.
Placed into reduced commission in 1919 and until arriving at Philadelphia in
April 1922. McKee was decommissioned at Philadelphia June 16 1922 and was berthed
there until her sale.
Stricken January 7 1936.
Fate Sold September 8 1936 to Boston Iron & Metal, Baltimore and broken up for scrap.

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McKee 63kPhoto #: NH 66327, Lieutenant Hugh W. McKee, USN photograph taken on board USS Colorado (1858-1885) in June 1871, shortly before his death in combat with Korean forces on 11 June. This a retouched, heavily cropped image taken from the left side of the view seen in Photo # NH 63679. It appears to have been copied from a published source. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
McKee 73kUndated National Archives photo 80-G-651932.Don Scott YNCS(SS) USN (Ret.)
McKee 143kUSS McKee (DD 87) circa 1918, location unknown.Darryl Baker
McKee 70kPhoto #: NH 66725, USS McKee (Destroyer # 87) underway, probably during builder's trials in the San Francisco Bay area, circa summer 1918. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
McKee 54kPhoto #: NH 66726, USS McKee (Destroyer # 87) painted in pattern camouflage, circa the late summer or fall of 1918. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
McKee 48kPhoto #: NH 103770, USS McKee (Destroyer # 87) underway, probably in U.S. East Coast waters, circa Autumn 1918. The number "87" is painted on her superstructure side below the pilot house, just above the main deck edge. McKee's pattern camouflage scheme, as seen here, differs from that visible in Photo # NH 66726. Collection of Arthur J. Rozette. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
McKee 85kPhoto #: NH 82974, USS McKee (Destroyer # 87) and USS Robinson (Destroyer # 88) outboard in a nest of four destroyers, in port in 1919. Photographed from USS Pocahontas (ID # 3044). Collection of the USS Pocahontas Reunion Association, 1974. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart

USS McKEE DD-87 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR William Henry Lee    Sep 7 1918 - Feb 15 1919
CDR Homer Hine Norton    Feb 15 1919 - Jun 6 1919
LTJG Julius Carl Kinsky    Jun 6 1919 - Sep 1921
LCDR Henry Grafton Fuller    Sep 1921 - Jun 16 1922 

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Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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