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USS LUDLOW (DD-112 / DM-10)

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NENZ

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 7 1918.
Launched June 9 1918 and commissioned December 23 1918.
Reclassified light minelayer DM-10 July 17 1920.
Decommissioned at San Diego May 24 1930 and berthed there until her sale.
Stricken November 18 1930.
Fate Sold and broken up for scrap in 1931.

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- Augustus C. Ludlow, born Newburgh, N.Y., 1 January 1792. He was appointed midshipment 2 April 1804 and commissioned Lieutenant 3 June 1810. Second in command to Capt. James Lawrence in Chesapeake, he was, like his captain, mortally wounded in their ship’s engagement with HMS Shannon 1 June 1813, and died at Halifax, Nova Scotia, 13 June.Robert M. Cieri
Ludlow 17kUndated, location unknown.-
Ludlow 17kUndated, location unknown.Don Scott YNCS(SS) USN (Ret.)
Ludlow 63kUndated, location unknown.Paul Rebold
Ludlow 206kUndated, location unknown. From the John Dickey collection.Ed Zajkowski
Ludlow 197kUndated, location unknown. From the John Dickey collection.Ed Zajkowski
Ludlow 107kUndated, location unknown. From the collection of Joe's Grandfather who served on the Burns. USS Burns (DD-171), USS Ludlow (DD-112) and USS Paul Hamilton (DD-307).Joe Mastrota
Ludlow 98kUndated, location unknown, USS Ludlow (DD-112), USS Ramsay (DD-124) and USS Gamble (DD-123).Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Ludlow 163kUndated port bow view of the USS Ludlow (DD-112). Courtesy H.W. Alden Collection. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Catalog No. UA 537.01.Mike Green
Ludlow 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
Ludlow 155kUSS Ludlow (Destroyer # 112), Underway on 26 February 1919. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 63452.Robert Hurst
Ludlow 102kU.S Atlantic Fleet destroyers in harbour, 23 April 1919. USS Bell (DD-95) is at left, USS Hazelwood (DD-107) is in the centre background; USS Ludlow (DD-112) is in the right middle, with an unidentified destroyer beyond her. Note the fuel oil barge and tug alongside the unidentified destroyer in the foreground (USN).Robert Hurst
Ludlow 167kUSS Ludlow (DD-112) alongside the USS Birmingham at San Pedro circa December 1919.Alan Leigh Armstrong
Ludlow 63kUSS Ludlow (DD-112) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during the 1920s, while serving as a minelayer. Naval Air Station Ford Island is in the background. Among the other ships present are USS Henshaw (DD-278), beyond Ludlow's bow; and USS Langley (CV-1), beyond Henshaw. Courtesy of Charles Sass, 1979. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
View the Albert Wahler Photo Collection of the Ludlow in 1921 and 1922.
Ludlow 170kEntering Pearl Harbor circa 1925-1925. From the John Dickey collection.Ed Zajkowski
Ludlow 233kUnderway to Australia in 1925. From the John Dickey collection.Ed Zajkowski
Ludlow 191kLudlow DD 112 with submarine S-42 alongside summer of 1927 in Hawaiian waters.Ric Hedman

USS LUDLOW DD-112 / DM-10 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Martin Kellogg Metcalf    Dec 23 1918 - May 19 1919
LCDR Henry Kent Hewitt    May 19 1919 - Jun 20 1919 (Later ADM)
CDR George Mastick Ravenscroft    Jun 20 1919 - Jul 6 1922
LCDR Reuben Lindsay Walker    Jul 6 1922 - Mar 1 1924
CDR George Vandenburgh Stewart    Mar 1 1924 - Jan 22 1926
CDR Harold Jones    Jan 22 1926 - ?
CDR Alexander (Sandy) Sharp Jr.    Aug 10 1929 - May 24 1930

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource Minesweeper Pages, USS Ludlow (DM-10)
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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