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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
Built by Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA (YN 189)
Laid down 12 January 1918
Launched 04 July 1918
Commissioned 15 May 1919
Reclassified light minelayer DM-9 17 July 1920
Decommissioned at Pearl Harbor 29 June 1922
Stricken 01 December 1936
Fate Sunk as target off Pearl Harbor 23 July 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
USS Ingraham (DD-111)
Ingraham 102kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Ingraham 120kThe freighter SS Victorious at the yard of her builder, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Union Plant, Potrero Works, San Francisco, 23 September 1918. Of the four destroyers under construction in the foreground the nearest is USS Ingraham (Destroyer No. 111) and the one with her smokestacks fitted is USS Harding (Destroyer No. 91). Victorious finished her life as George F. Elliott (AP-13).
National Archives photo from RG-32, courtesy of
Robert Hurst
Ingraham 104kReal Picture Postcard, circa 1919. Note the boots the Chief is wearing.Tommy Trampp
Ingraham 150kMcDougal (Destroyer No. 54), Hopewell (Destroyer No. 181) and Ingraham (Destroyer No. 111) moored together. This photo was probably taken at New York Navy Yard in summer 1919. Note Ingraham is missing her bridge.Dave Wright
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
View This Vessels DANFS History entry at the Naval History & Heritage Command website

Commanding Officers
02CDR David McDougal LeBreton (USNA 1904)15 May 1919 - 06 June 1920
01LCDR Herndon Browning Kelly (USNA 1906)06 June 1920 - 10 May 1922
01LT Paul Hopkins Talbot (USNA 1919)10 May 1922 - 29 June 1922

Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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