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USS HART (DD-110 / DM-8)


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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 Union Iron Works, San Francisco on January 8 1918.
Launched July 4 1918 and commissioned May 26 1919.
Reclassified light minelayer DM-8 July 17 1920.
Decommissioned at San Diego June 1 1931 and was berthed there until her sale.
Stricken November 11 1931.
Fate Sold February 25 1932 and broken up for scrap.

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- USS Hart DD-110 was named for Midshipman Ezekiel B. Hart and Lt. Comdr. John E. Hart. Ezekiel B. Hart entered the Navy as a Midshipman 30 April 1814. He was killed in the action of Commodore Chauncey's squadron on Lake Ontario 26 August 1814. John E. Hart was appointed a midshipman 23 February 1841. He served on various ships of the fleet, and was appointed Lieutenant Commander July 1862. Commanding Albatross, Hart served in the West Gulf Blockading Squadron during the Civil War and engaged two Confederate steamers in the Red River near Fort De Russey 4 May 1863. He died of fever contracted on duty in the Mississippi River 11 June 1863.Robert M. Cieri
Hart 143kUndated, location unknown. Photo from collection of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Hart 206kUSS Chauncey (DD-296), USS Hart (DD-110) and USS Ludlow (DD-112) under construction in Hunters Point Dry Dock #3 on October 14 1918.Darryl Baker
Hart 104kDestroyers at Mare Island Navy Yard, 1919. These ships are from left to right: USS Tarbell (DD-142); USS Thatcher (DD-162); USS Rizal (DD-174); USS Hart (DD-110); USS Hogan (DD-178); USS Gamble (DD-123); USS Ramsay (DD-124) and USS Williams (DD-108). Donation of Rear Admiral Ammen Farenholt, USN (Medical Corps). Photo No NH 42538.Robert Hurst
Hart 106kDestroyers at the Mare Island Navy Yard, 1919. These ships are (from left to right): USS Tarbell (DD-142); USS Thatcher (DD-162); USS Rizal (DD-174); USS Hart (DD-110); USS Hogan (DD-178); USS Gamble (DD-123); USS Ramsay (DD-124) and USS Williams (DD-108). Donation of Rear Admiral Ammon Fahrenholt, USN (Medical Corps). U.S. Navy Historical Centre photo # NH 42537.Robert Hurst
Hart 56kCommercial picture from the collection of Robert Leo Odom, Petty Officer First Class who served on the Hart from 1918 to 1922, dated July 4, 1920.John Odom

USS HART DD-110 / DM-8 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Harold Jones    May 26 1919 - ?
LCDR Alfred Shepard Wolfe    ? 1922 - ?
LCDR Guy Carlton Barnes    ? 1923 - ?
LCDR Robert Pollok Guiler Jr.    Jun 10 1924 - ?
LCDR Armit Chester Thomas    Jun 25 1927 - ?
LT Herbert Gladstone Hopwood    ? 1928 - 1929 (Later ADM)
CDR Thomas Joseph Keliher Jr.    Dec 1930 - Feb 1931 (Later RADM)

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource Minesweeper Pages, USS Hart (DM-8)
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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