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USS DENT (DD-116 / APD-9)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NEGF

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
Laid down by Cramp, Philadelphia on August 30 1917.
Launched March 23 1918 and commissioned September 9 1918.
Decommissioned at San Diego on June 7 1922.
Recommissioning May 15 1930.
Reclassified high speed transport APD-9 March 7 1943.
Decommissioned at Philadelphia December 4 1945 and berthed there until her sale.
Stricken January 3 1946.
Fate Sold June 13 1946 and broken up for scrap.

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Dent 86kPhoto #: NH 61166. Captain John H. Dent, USN (1782-1823) engraved portrait with a facsimile of Dent's signature, published during the 19th Century. Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Dent 59kUndated, location unknown.Curt Clark, The Four Stack APD Veterans
Dent 51kUSS Waters (DD-115) and USS Dent (DD-116). Undated, location unknown.Paul Rebold
Dent 109kUndated, USS Waters (DD-115) and USS Dent (DD-116) in the Panama Canal.Ed Zajkowski
Dent 195kPort bow, camouflaged, probably in New York Harbor December 27 1918. Image # (19-N-538).National Archives/Robert Hurst
Dent 138kUSS Dent (Destroyer # 116) in harbor, probably at New York, 27 December 1918. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Dent 98kUSS Dent (Destroyer # 116) in harbor, probably at New York, 27 December 1918. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Dent 103kDuring the Pacific Fleet's passage through the Upper Chambers, Gatun Locks, Panama Canal, 24 July 1919. Those present are: USS Wickes (Destroyer # 75) and USS Yarnall (Destroyer # 143), both at left; USS Philip (Destroyer # 76), USS Buchanan (Destroyer # 131) and USS Elliot (Destroyer # 146), left to right in the center group; USS Boggs (Destroyer # 136), USS Dent (Destroyer # 116) and USS Waters (Destroyer # 115), left to right in the right center group. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Dent 152kDestroyers in the Middle Chambers, Gatun Lock during the Pacific Fleet's passage through the Panama Canal, 24 July 1919. Those in the front centre are (left to right): USS Waters (Destroyer # 115); USS Dent (Destroyer # 116) and USS Boggs (Destroyer # 136). USS Yarnall (Destroyer # 143) is by herself just aft of that group. Partially visible at right are (left to right): USS Elliot (Destroyer # 146); USS Buchanan (Destroyer # 131) and USS Philip (Destroyer # 76). two of the three ships just astern of that group are: USS Tarbell (Destroyer # 142), right, and USS Wickes (Destroyer # 75, left. Photographed by the Panama Canal Company (their photo # 80-C-5). U.S. Naval Historical Centre photo # NH 42536.Robert Hurst
Dent 112kUSS Dent (DD-116) off San Diego, California, circa the early 1920s. Photographed by the Pier Studio, San Diego. Courtesy of ESKC Joseph L. Aguillard, USNR, 1969. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Dent 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.Pobert Hurst
Dent 134kPhoto #: NH 54696, USS Dent (DD-116) underway in February 1921. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Red Lead Row 195kRed Lead Row, San Diego Destroyer Base, California. Photographed at the end of 1922, with at least 65 destroyers tied up there. Ships present are identified as: (left to right, in the right diagonal row): Stansbury (DD-180); MacKenzie (DD-175); Renshaw (DD-176); Howard (DD-179); Gillis (DD-260); Tingey (DD-272); McLanahan (DD-264); Swasey (DD-273); Morris (DD-271); Bailey (DD-269); Tattnall (DD-125); Breese (DD-122); Radford (DD-120); Aaron Ward (DD-132) -- probably; Ramsey (DD-124); Montgomery (DD-121); and Lea (DD-118). (left to right, in the middle diagonal row): Wickes (DD-75); Thornton (DD-270); Meade (DD-274); Crane (DD-109); Evans (DD-78); McCawley (DD-276); Doyen (DD-280); Elliot (DD-146); Henshaw (DD-278); Moody (DD-277); Meyer (DD-279); Sinclair (DD-275); Turner (DD-259); Philip (DD-76); Hamilton (DD-141); Boggs (DD-136); Claxton (DD-140); Ward (DD-139); Hazelwood (DD-107) or Kilty (DD-137); Kennison (DD-138); Jacob Jones (DD-130); Aulick (DD-258); Babbitt (DD-128); Twiggs (DD-127); and Badger (DD-126). (left to right, in the left diagonal row): Shubrick (DD-268); Edwards (DD-265); Palmer (DD-161); Welles (DD-257); Mugford (DD-105); Upshur (DD-144); Greer (DD-145); Wasmuth (DD-338); Hogan (DD-178); O'Bannon (DD-177); and -- possibly -- Decatur (DD-341). (Nested alongside wharf in left center, left to right): Prairie (AD-5); Buffalo (AD-8); Trever (DD-339); and Perry (DD-340). Minesweepers just astern of this group are Partridge (AM-16) and Brant (AM-24). Nearest ship in the group of destroyers at far left is Dent (DD-116). The others with her are unidentified. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. : NH 42539 Robert Hurst
Dent 135kUSS Stoddert (DD-302) (left) operating under radio command, circa 1931, following conversion to a target ship. Her control ship, USS Dent (DD-116), is steaming astern. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Dent 88kUSS Dent (DD-116) underway at sea, 1934. Taken by Chief Photographer's Mate Carl August Stahl, USN. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Dent 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 Peņa
Dent 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
As APD-9
Dent 105kUSS Dent (APD-9) underway in Tulagi harbor, Solomon Islands, on 25 July 1943. In the left background is USS Honolulu (CL-48), which was damaged by Japanese torpedoes during the Battle of Kolombangara on 13 July 1943. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Fred Weiss

USS DENT DD-116 / APD-9 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Burell Clinton Allen    Sep 9 1918 - Apr 1919
LCDR Roscoe Franklin Dillen    Apr 1919 - Jul 1919
LCDR Williams Carter Wickham    Jul 1919 - Nov 1919
CDR Thomas Earle Van Metre    ? 1929 - May 15 1930
LCDR Elliott Marchant Senn    May 15 1930 - ?
LCDR William Edgar Baughman    Apr 7 1931 - ?
LCDR Elliott Marchant Senn    1932 - 1935
LCDR Einar Reynolds Johnson    ? 1936 - ?
LCDR Merrill Kemple Kirkpatrick    ? - 1939
LCDR Paul Henry Tobelman    ? 1941 - Aug 20 1942
CDR Thurlow Weed Davison    Aug 20 1942 - 1943
LCDR Ralph Arthur Wilhelm    1943 - ?
LCDR John Edmund Tuttle    1944 - ?

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.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.


Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource page for the USS Dent APD-9
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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