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USS RIZAL (DD-174 / DM-14)


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CLASS - WICKES (LITTLE)
Built to a different set of plans (Bethlehem) than the Wickes (Bath) the Little versions were
considered less successful than the Bath designed ships, with few remaining in service past 1936.
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 Union Iron Works, San Francisco on June 26 1918.
Launched September 21 1918 and commissioned May 28 1919.
Reclassified Light Minelayer DM-14 July 20 1920.
Decommissioned August 20 1931.
Stricken November 11 1931.
Fate Sold and scrapped in 1932.
Rizal was paid for by the Philippine
Government who also provided the crew.

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Rizal 12kJosť Rizal, Philippine patriot, author, poet, and physician, was born 19 June 1861 in Calamba, Laguna Province, Luzon. After studies in Manila, Paris, Berlin, Heidelberg, and Leipzig, Rizal published his first novel in 1886. The publication of the book, a violent attack on Spanish administration in the Philippines, led to Rizal's arrest and deportation. He subsequently lived in China, Japan, Britain, France, and the United States, publishing poetry and a second novel. After settling in Hong Kong to practice medicine, Dr. Rizal returned to Manila in 1892 only to be arrested as a revolutionary agitator and banished to Dapitan on Mindanao. While attempting to leave Mindanao for Cuba in 1896, Rizal was again arrested and taken to Manila where he was given a farcical trial and sentenced to death. A figure of inspiration and hope to the Filipino world, Dr. Josť Rizal is remembered by an imposing monument in Manila which marks the spot where he fell before the firing squad on 30 December 1896.Bill Gonyo
Rizal 95kUndated, at Mare Island (l-r) USS Rizal (DD-174), USS Crane (DD-109), USS Claxton (DD-140), unknown and USS Williams (DD-108).Tommy Trampp
Rizal 81kCopyright 1920 by Bunnell Photo Shop, San Diego, California.Mike Mohl
Rizal 91kPhotographed in 1919-20, prior to conversion to a minelayer. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1970. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photographs.Joe Radigan
Rizal 63kAs above.Joe Radigan
Rizal 104kDestroyers at Mare Island Navy Yard, 1919. These ships are from left to right: USS Tarbell (DD-142); USS Thatcher (DD-162); USS Rizal (DD-174); USS Hart (DD-110); USS Hogan (DD-178); USS Gamble (DD-123); USS Ramsay (DD-124) and USS Williams (DD-108). Donation of Rear Admiral Ammen Farenholt, USN (Medical Corps). Photo No NH 42538.Robert Hurst
Rizal 106kDestroyers at the Mare Island Navy Yard, 1919. These ships are (from left to right): USS Tarbell (DD-142); USS Thatcher (DD-162); USS Rizal (DD-174); USS Hart (DD-110); USS Hogan (DD-178); USS Gamble (DD-123); USS Ramsay (DD-124) and USS Williams (DD-108). Donation of Rear Admiral Ammon Fahrenholt, USN (Medical Corps). U.S. Navy Historical Centre photo # NH 42537.Robert Hurst
Rizal 199kUSS Rizal (DD 174) in the Mare Island Channel on June 6, 1919. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Rizal 52kDe Hevllland DH-4 aircraft fly over USS Rizal (DD-174) during exercises in early 1920.Gerd Matthes
Rizal 120kA panoramic photograph of Officers and Crews of the 22nd Destroyer Division, taken on the ships' foredecks while they were moored in San Diego, California, January 10 1922. Taken by A.O. Tunnell, San Diego. Ships are from left to right: USS Rizel (Destroyer # 174); USS Renshaw (Destroyer # 176); USS O'Bannon (Destroyer # 177); USS Hogan (Destroyer # 178); and USS Mackenzie (Destroyer # 175). Note signalmen making semophore signals from atop the ship's pilothouses. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photo # NH 102784.Robert Hurst

USS RIZAL DD-174 / DM-14 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Edmund Spence Root    May 28 1919 - Dec 7 1921
LCDR Van Leer Kirkman Jr.    Dec 7 1921 - Jan 17 1922
LT Harold George Eberhart    Jan 17 1922 - Sep 20 1922
CDR Walter Newhall Vernou    Sep 20 1922 - Dec 22 1922 (Later RADM)
CDR Wolcott Ellsworth Hall    Dec 22 1922 - Jan 7 1923
LT John Patrick Dix    Jan 7 1923 - Jul 21 1923
LT Joseph Buchalter    Jul 21 1923 - Oct 19 1923
LCDR James Parker, Jr.    Oct 19 1923 - Jun 17 1925
LCDR Guy Evans Baker    Jun 27 1925 - Jan 26 1926
CDR Schuyler Franklin Heim    Jun 26 1926 - Jul 17 1928
LCDR Herbert Whitwell Underwood    Jul 17 1928 - May 21 1929 
CDR Daniel Aloysius McElduff    May 21 1929 - Apr 6 1931
LCDR Lee Payne Johnson    Apr 6 1931 - Aug 20 1931

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource Minesweeper Pages, USS Rizal (DM-14)
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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