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USS DE LONG (DD-129)

CLASS - WICKES (TATTNALL)
Built to Bath plans, built by New York SB., these Wickes versions were
slightly heavier but had a much poorer cruising radius.
Displacement 1,211 Tons, Dimensions, 314' 5" (oa) x 31' 8" x 9' 10" (Max)
Armament 4 x 4"/50, 2 x 3"/23AA, 12 x 21" tt..
Machinery, 24,900 SHP; Direct Drive Turbines with Geared Cruising Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 101.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by New York Shipbuilding on February 21 1918.
Launched October 29 1918 and commissioned September 20 1919.
De Long Ran aground and was Wrecked in Half Moon Bay California
December 1 1921 in heavy fog. On December 17 she was salvaged and
towed to Mare Island Navy Yard and decommissioned on March 18 1922.
Fate The hulk of De Long was sold September 25 1922.

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DeLong 73kPhoto #: NH 61168. Lieutenant Commander George W. DeLong, USN engraved portrait, with a facsimile of his signature, taken from "The Voyage of the Jeannette ...", Volume I, frontispiece, edited by Emma DeLong, published in 1884. He commanded the Jeannette Arctic exploring expedition, 1879-1881. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
DeLong 221Undated, location unknown. From a family scrapbook. Left to right; USS Badger (DD-126), USS Jacob Jones (DD-130), USS Twiggs (DD-127), USS Babbitt (DD-128), USS DeLong (DD-129) and USS Tattnall (Dd-125).Donna Heuer
DeLong 98kWickes-class destroyers fitting out at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, May 1919. These ships are (from left to right): Dickerson (Destroyer # 157, builder's hull # 216); Leary (Destroyer # 158, builder's hull # 217); Schenck (Destroyer # 159, builder's hull # 218); Herbert (Destroyer # 160, builder's hull # 219); Brooks (Destroyer # 232, builder's hull # 221); Hatfield (Destroyer # 231, builder's hull # 220); Babbitt (Destroyer # 128, builder's hull # 213) and DeLong (Destroyer # 129, builder's hull # 214). Note triple torpedo tubes on the wharf in the center foreground, and destroyer smokestacks in the lower left. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo # NH 42530.Joe Radigan/Robert Hurst
DeLong 144kUSS DeLong (Destroyer # 129) Launching, at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, 29 October 1918. Note the company flag flying from her mainmast. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
DeLong 139kLaunching party, USS DeLong, October 29, 1918. New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey. Miss Emma DeLong Mills, sponsor, is pictured with her mother, Mrs. W. S. Mills, and grandmother, Mrs. George W. DeLong. The ship was named for George W. DeLong, who died commanding the USS Jeannette on its failed attempt to reach the North Pole in 1881. This ceremony was held just 2 days after Philadelphia’s public venues reopened after the deadly outbreak of influenza. Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Independence Seaport Museum.Bill Gonyo
DeLong 133kUSS DeLong (Destroyer # 129), Ship's Sponsor, Emma DeLong Mills, during launching ceremonies at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, 29 October 1918. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo #: NH 54681.Robert Hurst
DeLong 143kUSS DeLong (Destroyer # 129), Is christened by Emma DeLong Mills, during launching ceremonies at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, 29 October 1918. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo #: NH 54680.Robert Hurst
DeLong 84kUSS DeLong (DD-129) Panoramic photograph showing the ship aground at Halfmoon Bay, California, in December 1921. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1972. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
DeLong 148kUSS DeLong (DD-129) Halftone reproduction of a photograph showing the ship after she went ashore at Halfmoon Bay, California, December 1921. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
DeLong 176kNewspaper clipping from the New York Tribune dated December 18 1921.Mike Mohl

USS DE LONG DD-129 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR James Sutherland Spore    Sep 20 1919 - ?
LCDR Robert Ward Hayler Sr.    Nov 1921 - 1922 (Later ADM)

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