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USS MAURY (DD-100 / DM-5)

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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 Fore River, Quincy on February 26 1918.
Launched July 4 1918 and commissioned September 23 1918.
Reclassified as light minelayer DM-5 July 17 1920.
Decommissioned at Philadelphia March 19 1930 and was berthed there until her sale.
Stricken October 22 1930.
Fate Sold May 1 1934 to Boston Iron & Metal, Baltimore and broken up for scrap.

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Maury 99kComdr. Matthew Fontaine Maury, astronomer and hydrographer, was born in Spotsylvania County, Va., 14 January 1806. Appointed midshipman 1 February 1825, he achieved the rank of commander 14 September 1855. He was appointed Superintendent of the Department of Charts and Instruments in 1842, and upon the establishment of the Naval Observatory in 1844 became its first superintendent, holding that position until his resignation in April 1861. During this period he published some of his best known scientific works, and his “Wind and Current Charts,” “Sailing Directions,” and “Physical Geography of the Sea” remain standard. He became world famous as “Pathfinder of the Seas,” the leading oceanograpber of history. Following his resignation at the outbreak of the Civil War, he joined the Confederate Navy, in which he attained the rank of commodore. At the end of the war he occupied the chair of physics at the Virginia Military Institute. He died at Lexington, Va., 1 February 1873.Bill Gonyo/Robert Hurst
Maury 142kUSS Maury (DD-100) under construction at Bethlehem Steel's Quincy, Massachusetts shipyard.Robert Hurst
Maury 192kUndated, nest of four destroyers alongside USS Shawmut (CM-4) where USS Maury (DD 100) and USS Mahan (DD 102) are the outboard ships.Darryl Baker
Maury 121kUndated, location unknown. From the John Dickey collection.Ed Zajkowski
Maury 111kUndated, location unknown.Frank Hoak III, Captain US Navy retired
Maury 80kUndated, off Brest, France. Even though it is enscribed as being the Maury, Chris Hoehn states this ship is obviously not of a "flush decker". Rather it is a ship of the 3 funnel variant of the Paulding class. Comparing the camouflage of the ship leads me to identify the ship as USS Perkins DD-26.Frank Hoak III, Captain US Navy retired/Chris Hoehn
Maury 73kUndated, location unknown.Frank Hoak III, Captain US Navy retired
Maury 179kPhoto #: NH 43023, Fore River Shipbuilding Company, Quincy, Massachusetts USS Israel (Destroyer # 98) and USS Maury (Destroyer # 100) on the building ways, 20 June 1918. They were the builder's hull #s 304 and 306. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart/Robert Hurst
Maury 165kStarboard quarter view of the USS Maury (DD-100) off Gibraltar, circa 1919. Source: Naval History Heritage and Command, Photo No.63474.Mike Green
Maury 216kUSS Maury (DD 100) in Gibraltar on January 17 1919. Photo from the collection of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Maury 114kUSS Maury (Destroyer # 100), Steaming at high speed while running trials, circa September 1918. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 46431.Robert Hurst
Maury 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
Maury 159kUSS Maury (DD-100) probably in the Hudson River, New York on May 2 1927. While reclassified as a destroyer minelayer (DM-5) in July, 1920, she carried her former destroyer bow number through her active career. Source: Naval History Heritage and Command, Photo No.1035.Mike Green
Maury 67kView of the USS Maury (DD-100) probably at Annapolis for a midshipman cruise, circa 1930. From the collection of Captain Normam J. Sampson and Captain Robert Roy Sampson's sister.Bob Sampson
Maury 78kUSS Lardner (DD-286) and USS Maury (DD-100) on 'red lead row' at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in May 1936. Photo from Warship Boneyards, by Kit and Carolyn Bonner.Robert Hurst

USS MAURY DD-100 / DM-5 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR John Henry Newton Jr.    Sep 23 1918 - Mar 29 1919 (Later VADM)
LCDR William Robinson Smith Jr.    Mar 29 1919 - Dec 18 1921 
LCDR William Walter Wilson    Dec 18 1921 - Jan 11 1922
CDR Henry Chalfant Gearing Jr.    Jan 11 1922 - Jun 9 1924
LCDR Abner Moyer Steckel    Jun 9 1924 - Sep 1 1926
LCDR Samuel Robert Shumaker    Sep 1 1926 - Jun 9 1927
CDR James Blair Glennon    Jun 9 1927 - Jan 10 1929
LT Allen Hobbs    Jan 10 1929 - Mar 19 1930

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource Minesweeper Pages, USS Maury (DM-5)
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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