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USS ELLIS (DD-154 / AG-115)

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NIFD

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, 26,000 SHP; Parsons Design Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 103.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Cramp, Philadelphia on July 8 1918.
Launched November 30 1918 and commissioned June 7 1919.
Decommissioned June 17 1922.
Recommissioned May 1 1930, decommissioned December 16 1936.
Recommissioned October 16 1939 and assigned to Neutrality Patrol.
Reclassified Auxiliary AG-115 June 30 1945.
Decommissioned October 31 1945.
Stricken November 16 1945.
Fate Sold July 17 1947 and broken up for scrap.

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Ellis 58kGeorge Henry Ellis born in Peoria, Ill., in 1875, enlisted in the Navy in 1892. Chief Yeoman Ellis was killed 3 July 1898 while serving in Brooklyn during the Battle of Santiago. Photo is from a painting of the Batle of Santiago.Robert M. Cieri/Bill Gonyo
Ellis 192kUndated, location unknown. From the John Dickey collection.Ed Zajkowski
Ellis 195kUSS Ellis (DD 154) with Brooklyn Bridge in background shortly after her commissioning. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Ellis 104kGuantanamo Bay, Cuba, January 1920. USN photo.Joe Radigan
Ellis 25kCirca 1920, location unknown.Marc Piché
Ellis 258kUSS Ellis (DD 154) with other destroyers in reserve at Philadelphia Navy Yard circa 1923.Marc Piché
Ellis 126kShortly after collision off Lapaz, Mexico in November 1934 with USS McFarland (DD-237). From the John Dickey collection.Ed Zajkowski
Ellis 129kThe morning after the collision. From the John Dickey collection.Ed Zajkowski
Ellis 121kEntering San Diego under escort by the USS Kingfisher (AM-25). From the John Dickey collection.Ed Zajkowski
Ellis 189kIn ARD-1 as DesBase San Diego after New Year's 1935. From the John Dickey collection.Ed Zajkowski
Ellis 144kAs above. From the John Dickey collection.Ed Zajkowski
Ellis 123kAs above. From the John Dickey collection.Ed Zajkowski
Ellis 220kOverhead stern view of the USS Ellis (DD-154) September 17 1942. A good overhead view of a Wickes class destroyer that has been rebuilt, as evident with one of her stacks removed. The ship is camouflaged in measure MS22 color scheme. Photo from the 80-G-10833 National Archives. #, date= 17 Sept. 1942.Mike Green/Chris Wright/Ed Zajkowski

USS ELLIS DD-154 / AG-115 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Thomas Earle Van Metre    Jun 7 1919 - ?
LCDR Francis Sanderson Craven    May 1921 - ?
(Decommissioned Jun 17 1922 - May 1 1930)
LCDR Rivers Johnson Carstarphen    May 23 1931 - ?
LCDR Cuthbert Ambrose Griffiths    ? 1934 - ?
LCDR Henry George Moran    Sep 1936 - Dec 16 1936 (Later RADM)
LCDR Charles Butler McVay III    Dec 16 1936 - ? (Later RADM)
(Decommissioned Dec 16 1936 - Oct 16 1939)
CDR Thomas Green Peyton    Oct 16 1939 - ? (Later COMO)
CDR John Baptist Heffernan    ? 1939 - 1940 (Later RADM)
LCDR John Martin Kennaday    ? 1940 - 1941
LCDR Leland Ralph Lampman    1941 - Jan 12 1943
LCDR Charles Weigel Musgrave    Jan 12 1943 - 1944
LCDR Philip Cutler    1944 - Oct 24 1945
LT T. J. Kelly    Oct 24 1945 - Oct 31 1945

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