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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 April 9 1918.
Launched May 8 1919 and commissioned November 21 1919.
Decommissioned June 27 1922, Recommissioned May 1 1930.
Converted to High Speed Transport APD-22 December 1 1943.
Decommissioned September 25 1945, Stricken October 24 1945.
Fate Sold May 23 1946 to Boston Metals, Baltimore and broken up for scrap.

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Herbert 48kHilary Abner Herbert, born in Laurensville, S.C., in 1834, was educated at the University of Alabama and the University of Virginia. He' was admitted to the South Carolina bar in 1856 and practiced law in Greenville until the Civil War. The future Secretary of the Navy entered the Confederate Army as a second lieutenant and served his cause with gallantry for 4 years. After the war, Herbert returned to his law practice and was elected to Congress in 1877. During his tenure as Congressman, Herbert was chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs and was largely responsible for the increased appropriations which led to the revival of the American Navy. In 1893 President Grover Cleveland appointed Herbert as Secretary of the Navy. Secretary Herbert was able to muster support for an enlarged navy, despite the Depression of 1893, and brought the fleet to some level of preparedness for the Spanish-American War. From 1897 to his death 6 March 1919 Herbert practiced law in Washington, D.C. Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.Bill Gonyo
Herbert 93kAs DD-160, undated, location unknown.Curt Clark, The Four Stack APD Veterans
Herbert 77kUSS Decatur (DD-341) and USS Herbert (DD-160), undated and location unknown.Gerd Matthes
Herbert 279kUndated at Boston Navy Yard. The evolution going on is called Air Bedding. Leslie Jones Collection, Boston Public Library.Ed Zajkowski
Herbert 291kUndated postcard.Tommy Trampp
Herbert 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
Herbert 164kCirca 1920, location unknown. (L-R) USS Schenck (DD-159), USS Herbert (DD-160) and USS Biddle (DD-151).Alan Butler
Herbert 94kAt Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in January 1920.Ed Zajkowski
Herbert 137kUSS Herbert (Destroyer No. 160), At anchor in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, January 1920. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 53524.Robert Hurst
271kUSS Herbert (Destroyer No. 160) in the Panama Canal's Gaillard Cut, circa 1920-21.Darryl Baker
Herbert 49kCirca 1930, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Herbert 153kUSS Dobbin (AD-3), Alongside the dock at Smith's Cove, Seattle, Washington, in company with several destroyers, 4 July 1933. Destroyers in the foreground are, from left to right: USS Schenck (DD-159); USS Dickerson (DD-157); and USS Herbert (DD-160). USS Leary (DD-158) is alongside Dobbin, just astern of the foreground group. USS Tarbell (DD-142) is in the background, partially visible at right. Donation of Franklin Moran, 1967. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo #: NH 65013.Robert Hurst

USS HERBERT DD-160 / APD-22 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Edgar Arden Logan    Nov 21 1919 - Nov 18 1920

LCDR William Walker Smith    Nov 18 1920 - Mar 11 1921

CDR Richard Somers Galloway    Mar 11 1921 - Jul 9 1921                         

LCDR Spencer Steen Lewis    Jul 9 1921 - Feb 27 1922 (Later VADM)

(Decommissioned February 27 1922- May 1 1930)

LCDR Robert Alfred Lavender    May 1 1930 - Sep 24 1930

LCDR Jesse Hume Smith    Sep 24 1930 - Jan 20 1933

LCDR Herbert Keeney Fenn    Jan 20 1933 - May 15 1934

LCDR Elbert Charles Rogers    May 15 1934 - Jul 18 1937

LCDR Earl Vincent Sherman    Jul 18 1937 - Aug 16 1939

LCDR Robert Paul Wadell    Aug 16 1939 - Mar 14 1940

LT Martin Robert Stone    Mar 14 1940 - Apr 6 1940 (XOIC later RADM)

LCDR Robert Paul Wadell    Apr 6 1940 - Oct 8 1940

LCDR William Ernest Verge    Oct 8 1940 - Mar 14 1941

LCDR Warren Porter Mowatt    Mar 14 1941 - Jun 27 1942

LCDR Joseph Aloysius Eslen Hindman    Jun 27 1942 - Feb 15 1943

LCDR John Norwood Ferguson Jr.    Feb 15 1943 - Oct 7 1944

LCDR Gerald Sellen Hewitt    Oct 7 1944 - Sep 25 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

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 Herbert APD-22
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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