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USS INGRAHAM (DD-111 / DM-9)


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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 12 1918.
Launched July 4 1918 and commissioned May 15 1919.
Reclassified light minelayer DM-9 July 17 1920.
Decommissioned at Pearl Harbor June 29 1922 and berthed there.
Stricken December1 1936.
Fate Sunk as target off Pearl Harbor July 23 1937.

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Ingraham 25kCaptain Duncan Nathaniel Ingraham was born in Charleston, S.C., 6 December 1802. He was appointed Midshipman 18 June 1812 at the age of 10 and, after distinguished service, was commissioned Captain 14 September 1855. While in command of the sloop-of-war St. Louis in the Mediterranean, in July 1853, he interfered at Smyrna with the detention by the Austrian consul of Martin Koszta, a Hungarian who had declared in New York his intention of becoming an America citizen, and, who had been seized and confined in the Austrian ship Hussar. For his conduct in this matter he was voted thanks and a medal by Congress. Captain Ingraham served as Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrographer of the Navy from 1856 until 1860. He resigned from the Navy 4 February 1861 to enter the Confederate States Navy with the rank of captain. He was commandant of the Charleston station 1862 to 1865. He died at Charleston 16 October.Bill Gonyo
Ingraham 104kAzo circa 1919, Real Picture Postcard. Note the boots the Chief is wearing.Tommy Trampp
Ingraham 124kIn harbor circa 1919 or early 1920, prior to conversion to a light minelayer and designation as DM-9. Photo from collection of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Fred Weiss/Darryl Baker/Robert Hurst

USS INGRAHAM DD-111 / DM-9 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR David McDougal Le Breton   May 15 1919 - ? (Later RADM)

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource Minesweeper Pages, USS Ingraham (DM-9)
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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