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USS TALBOT (DD-114 / APD-7)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NAPL

CLASS - WICKES As Built.
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
Launched February 20 1918 and commissioned July 20 1918.
Decommissioned at San Diego March 31 1923.
Recommissioning May 31 1930.
Reclassified high speed transport APD-7 March 15 1943.
Reclassified back to DD-114 July 16 1945.
Decommissioned at San Pedro CA. October 9 1945 and berthed there until her sale.
Stricken October 24 1945.
Fate Sold January 30 1946 and broken up for scrap.

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[1] Silas Talbot was born on 11 January 1751 in Dighton, Mass. and was commissioned a captain in the Continental Army on 1 July 1775. After participating in the siege of Boston and aiding in the transportation of troops to New York, he obtained command of a fireship and attempted to use it to set fire to the British warship Asia. The attempt failed, but the daring it displayed won him a promotion to major on 10 October 1777. After suffering a severe wound while fighting to defend Philadelphia, Talbot returned to active service in the summer of 1778 and fought in Rhode Island. As commander of Pigot and later of Argo, both under the Army, he cruised against Loyalist vessels that were harassing American trade between Long Island and Nantucket and made prisoners of many of them. Because of his success fighting afloat for the Army, Congress made him a captain in the Continental Navy on 17 September 1779. However, since Congress had no suitable warship to entrust to him, Talbot put to sea in command of the privateer General Washington. In it he took one prize, but soon thereafter ran into the British fleet off New York. After a chase, he struck his colors to Culloden, a 74-gun ship-of-the-line and remained a prisoner until exchanged for a British officer in December 1781. After the war, Talbot settled in Fulton County, N.Y. He was a member of the New York Assembly in 1792 and 1793 and served in the federal House of Representatives from 1793 to 1795. On 5 June 1794, President Washington chose him third in a list of six captains of the newly established United States Navy. Before the end of his term in Congress, he was ordered to superintend the construction of the frigate President at New York. He commanded the Santo Domingo Station in 1799 and 1800 and was commended by the Secretary of the Navy for protecting American commerce and for laying the foundation of a permanent trade with that country. Captain Talbot resigned from the Navy on 23 September 1801 and died at New York City on 30 June 1813.
[2] John Gunnell Talbot was born on 16 August 1844 at Danbury,Ky. He was appointed a midshipman in 1862 and graduated from the United States Naval Academy on 12 June 1866. Commissioned ensign on 12 March 1868, Talbot attained the rank of Master on 26 March 1869 and of lieutenant on 21 March 1870. He was serving as executive officer of Saginaw when that steamer grounded on a reef off Ocean Island in the mid-Pacific on 29 October 1870 and broke up. Lt. Talbot and four men volunteered to go to Honolulu, the nearest port, 1,500 miles away, for help.The men began the voyage in an open boat on 18 November and reached Kauai, Hawaii,on 19 December. However, as the party attempted to get through the heavy surf to shore, their boat capsized. Lt. Talbot and three others drowned while attempting to swim through the rough breakers to shore. The lone survivor reported the wreck of Saginaw, and her crew was saved. Image from the book “The Last Cruise Of The Saginaw” by George H. Read, Pay Inspector, U.S.N (Retired) 1912. The bottom photo displays the tablet now on the wall of the chapel at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.
Bill Gonyo
Talbot 48kUndated, general details of this class appearance during the inter-war years.-
Talbot 133kUndated, location unknown.George Klos
Talbot 32kUndated, location unknown.Stuart Hepburn
Talbot 74kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Talbot 203kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Talbot 198kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Talbot 188kUndated, location unknown. World War I camouflage scheme.Kennon Ledbetter
Talbot 47kUndated, location unknown.Douglas Chartier
Talbot 230kPart of the crew of the U.S. Destroyer Talbot. Taken at Maderia Nov. or Dec. 1918. 4 inch gun. Boy standing highest at rear is standing on a depth charge. Pinapples, 2 for 25(cents).Kennon Ledbetter
Talbot 214kThe boat that made the 'subs' submerge. Several official and unofficial scalps to her credit. The Talbot, U.S. Destroyer #114. Fiume, Austria, June 20, 1919. It was her captain, who with 110 men, defied the Italians, siding with the French, holding the Italians back until a battleship came. The Talbot lay all night under Italian guns - but on the 'Grayhounds' arrival ---- ! ! !Kennon Ledbetter
Talbot 244kThe crew at Fiume, Austria, June 20, 1919.Kennon Ledbetter
Talbot 223kClose up from above photo.Kennon Ledbetter
Talbot 84kUSS Talbot (Destroyer # 114/DD-114), Photographed circa 1919-1921, prior to having her after 4"/50 gun moved from the main deck to atop an enlarged deckhouse. She was designated DD-114 in July 1920. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 45225.Robert Hurst
Talbot 64kUSS Camden (ID-3143) with USS Talbot (DD-114) at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA., 28 August 1919. US Navy photo # NH 47001, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Crosby Collection.US Naval Historical Center
Talbot 103k Destroyers moored together at San Diego, California, circa the early 1920s. These ships are (from left to right): USS Dent (DD-116); USS Rathburne (DD-113); USS Talbot (DD-114); and USS Roper (DD-147). Courtesy of Commander Donald J. Robinson, USN (Retired), 1983. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo #: NH 101204.Robert Hurst
Talbot 301kBalboa Harbor, Panama Canal Zone. Aerial photograph taken 23 April 1934, with U.S. Fleet cruisers and destroyers moored together. Ships present include (left to right in lower left): USS Elliot (DD-146); USS Roper (DD-147); USS Hale (DD-133); USS Dorsey (DD-117); USS Lea (DD-118); USS Rathburne (DD-113); USS Talbot (DD-114); USS Waters (DD-115); USS Dent (DD-116); USS Aaron Ward (DD-132); USS Buchanan (DD-131); USS Crowninshield (DD-134); USS Preble (DD-345); and USS William B. Preston (DD-344). (left to right in center): USS Yarnall (DD-143); USS Sands (DD-243); USS Lawrence (DD-250); (unidentified destroyer); USS Detroit (CL-8), Flagship, Destroyers Battle Force; USS Fox (DD-234); USS Greer (DD-145); USS Barney (DD-149); USS Tarbell (DD-142); and USS Chicago (CA-29), Flagship, Cruisers Scouting Force. (left to right across the top): USS Southard (DD-207); USS Chandler (DD-206); USS Farenholt (DD-332); USS Perry (DD-340); USS Wasmuth (DD-338); USS Trever (DD-339); USS Melville (AD-2); USS Truxtun (DD-229); USS McCormick (DD-223); USS MacLeish (DD-220); USS Simpson (DD-221); USS Hovey (DD-208); USS Long (DD-209); USS Litchfield (DD-336); USS Tracy (DD-214); USS Dahlgren (DD-187); USS Medusa (AR-1); USS Raleigh (CL-7), Flagship, Destroyers Scouting Force; USS Pruitt (DD-347); and USS J. Fred Talbott (DD-156); USS Dallas (DD-199); (four unidentified destroyers); and USS Indianapolis (CA-35), Flagship, Cruisers Scouting Force. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Fabio Peña
Talbot 115kU.S. Navy destroyers moored together at Balboa, Panama Canal Zone, circa 1934. Ships present include (from left to right): USS Breckinridge (DD-148); two unidentified destroyers; USS Dorsey (DD-117); USS Lea (DD-118); USS Rathburne (DD-113); USS Talbot (DD-114); USS Waters (DD-115); USS Dent (DD-116); six unidentified destroyers and USS Hopkins (DD-249). U.S.Naval Historical Centre photo # NH 50099.Robert Hurst

USS TALBOT DD-114 / APD-7 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Isaac Foote Dortch    Jul 20 1918 - 1919
CDR George William Kenyon    1919 - Apr 2 1920
LCDR James Coe Van der Carr    Apr 2 1920
CDR Franklin Butler Van Valkenburgh    Jul 10 1931 - 1932
LCDR John Joseph Bartholdi    1932 - 1934
LCDR William Goodwin Ludlow Jr.    1936 - ?
LCDR Thomas Dwight Wilson    ? 1938 - ?
LCDR Edward Alspaugh McFall    1939 - Apr 1939
LCDR Max Clifford Stormes    Apr 1939 - 1941
LCDR Edward Alspaugh McFall    1941 - 1942
LCDR Gustave Norman Johansen    1942 - Nov 24 1943
(As APD-7)
LCDR Charles Cushman Morgan    Nov 24 1943 - ?
LCDR Frederic Seward Keeler    ? 1943 - ? 1944
LCDR Kenneth Byron Sill    Jun 12 1945 - Jul 9 1945
LT Frank Stewart Streeter    Jul 9 1945 - Aug 8 1945
LCDR Kenneth Byron Sill    Aug 8 1945 - Oct 9 1945

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Contact Name: Curt Clark, Secretary Four Stack APD Veterans
Address: 3384 Grim Ave., San Diego, CA 92104
Phone: 619-282-0971
E-mail: apdsec@cox.net


Note About Contacts.

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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource page for the USS Talbot APD-7
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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