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USS ELLIOT (DD-146 / DMS-4 / AG-104)

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NERV

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 February 23 1918.
Launched July 4 1918 and commissioned January 25 1919.
Decommissioned at San Diego on May 22 1922.
Recommissioning on February 8 1930.
Reclassified High Speed Minesweeper DMS-4 November 19 1940.
Reclassified AG-104 June 5 1945.
Decommissioned at San Pedro on October 12 1945 and was berthed there until her sale.
Stricken October 25 1945.
Fate Sold January 29 1946 and broken up for scrap.

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-Richard McCall Elliot, born 12 April 1888 in Philadelphia, Pa., graduated from the Naval Academy 10 July 1909. Lieutenant Commander Elliot was killed aboard Manley (DD-74) on 19 March 1918 when her depth charges exploded in collision with a British ship in the convoy Manley was escorting.Robert M. Cieri
Elliot 155kNARA 80-G-1025129. Undated, location unknown. Courtesy of Chris Wright.Ed Zajkowski
Elliot 137kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Elliot 72kPhoto #: NH 54363. USS Elliot (DD-146) at Spalato (Split), Yugoslavia, circa Spring 1919. Photographed by R.E. Wayne. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Elliot 73kPhoto #: NH 54362, USS Elliot (DD-146), lower left, at anchor with other destroyers, 23 April 1919. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Elliot 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
Elliot 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
Elliot 108kThirteenth Destroyer Division Officers & Crews on board their ships in San Diego Harbor, California, 6 December 1919. Signalmen are sending semaphore messages from atop the ships' bridges. Panoramic photograph by O.A. Tunnell, Masonic Temple Building, San Diego. Ships present are (from left to right): Upshur (Destroyer # 144), Greer (Destroyer # 145), Elliot (Destroyer # 146), Aaron Ward (Destroyer # 132), Buchanan (Destroyer # 131) and Philip (Destroyer # 76). Donation of Captain W.D. Puleston, USN (Retired), 1965. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Elliot 58kPhoto #: NH 88358. USS Elliot (DD-146) anchored at Chefoo, China, in 1920-1921. Courtesy of L.C. Lupin, 1978. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Elliot 138kDestroyers refitting at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California View taken circa 1921-22. Many of these ships are being modified to place the after 4"/50 gun atop an enlarged after deckhouse. Ships present include (listed from the foreground): USS Lamberton (DD-119); unidentified destroyer; USS Breese (DD-122); USS Radford (DD-120); unidentified destroyer; USS Elliot (DD-146); USS Tarbell (DD-142); USS Yarnall (DD-143); USS Delphy (DD-261); USS McFarland (DD-237); USS Litchfield (DD-336); USS Kennison (DD-138); USS Lea (DD-118); and two unidentified destroyers. Collection of Rear Admiral Ammen Farenholt, USN (MC), 1932. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
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
Elliot 77kUSS Roper (DD-147), USS Elliot (DD-146), and a sister flush decker are alongside a pier on the San Francisco waterfront shortly after being rebuilt at the Mare Island Navy Yard in 1930 (Author's Collection). Photo from Warship Boneyards, by Kit and Carolyn Bonner.Robert Hurst
Elliot 62kPhoto #: NH 67692, USS Elliot (DD-146) in a harbor, during the 1930s. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1969. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Elliot 107kMaking a smokescreen while participating in Fleet maneuvers during the 1930s. Courtesy of PHC John Highfill, USN (Retired). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Elliot 117kPhoto #: NH 64528. USS Elliot (DD-146) underway in San Diego harbor, California, 17 April 1933. Donation of Franklin Moran, 1967. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Elliot 112kPhoto #: NH 64529. USS Elliot (DD-146) underway in San Diego harbor, California, 17 April 1933. Donation of Franklin Moran, 1967. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Elliot 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

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Ernest Ludolph Gunther    Jan 26 1919 - Jul 10 1920 (Later RADM)
LT Joseph Howard Chadwick    Jul 10 1920 - Jul 28 1921
LTJG Wallace Howard Gregg    Jul 28 1921 - May 22 1922
Decommissioned May 22 1922 - Feb 8 1930)
LCDR Charles Horatio (Soc) McMorris    Feb 8 1930 - Feb 1930
LTJG Matthew Lawrence Kelly   Feb 1930 - Jun 27 1930
LCDR John Gould Moyer    Jun 27 1930 - Jun 10 1931
LCDR Glenn Albert Smith    Jun 10 1931 - Jun 2 1932
LCDR John Raymond Sullivan    Jun 2 1932 - May 10 1933
LCDR Homer Howard Hobson Harrison    May 10 1933 - ?
LT Charles Lester Hutton    Jan 15 1936 - - Jul 21 1936 
LCDR Cyril Alfred Rumble    Jul 21 1936 - Jul 15 1937
LCDR Armand James Robertson    Jul 15 1937 - Jun 14 1938 (Later RADM)
LCDR Albert Livingston Toney    Jun 14 1938 - Nov 15 1940
LCDR Carroll Dayne Reynolds    Nov 15 1940 - Mar 19 1942
LCDR Daniel Jacob Wagner    Mar 19 1942 - Jan 1 1943 (Later RADM)
LCDR Henry Mullins Jr.    Jan 1 1943 - Nov 30 1943
LCDR Joseph Ignatius Manning    Apr 1 1944 - Nov 30 1944
LCDR Thurston Barnes Morton    Nov 30 1944 - Jun 10 1945
LT William A. Smith    Jun 10 1945 - Oct 10 1945

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource Minesweeper Pages, USS Elliot (DMS-4)
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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