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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 July 4 1918.
Launched September 29 1918 and commissioned July 25 1919.
Decommissioned May 27 1922, Recommissioned November 6 1939.
Decommissioned September 24 1940.
To Britain September 24 1940, renamed HMS Annapolis (I04).
Stricken January 8 1941.
Fate Sold to Frankel Brothers, Toronto and broken up for scrap in 1945.

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MacKenzie 77kPhoto #: NH 47991. Lieutenant Commander Alexander S. MacKenzie, USN photographed circa 1865. LCdr. MacKenzie lost his life on 13 June 1867, during a combat action on Formosa. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
MacKenzie 125kUndated, location unknown.Joe Radigan
MacKenzie 138kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
MacKenzie 47kPhoto #: NH 100413, destroyers moored off San Diego, California, circa 1920-1922. Among the ships in this "nest" are USS MacKenzie (DD-175), USS O'Bannon (DD-177) and USS Swasey (DD-273). Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1985. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
MacKenzie 71kPhoto #: NH 46911, USS MacKenzie (DD-175) photographed in harbor, circa 1920-1922. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
MacKenzie 92kPhotographed by O.W. Waterman, circa 1920-1922. The original print is annotated to identify features: 1. Bridge; 2. Lookout Tower; 3. Anti-Aircraft Gun (a 3"/23); 4. Torpedo Tubes (21" triple mounts); 5. Four-inch Gun; 6. Propeller Guard; 7. High-power Searchlight; 8. Depth Bomb Dropping Device; 9. Wash Rooms and Toilet; 10. Seamen's Quarters; 11. Officers' Quarters; 12. Engineers' Quarters; 13. Kitchen; and 14. Wireless Apparatus.Paul Rebold
MacKenzie 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
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
On Canadian Service
HMCS Annapolis (ex-USS MacKenzie, DD-175), commissioned into the RCNavy at Halifax, NS, on 29 September 1940, and almost immediately suffered severe boiler damage due to inexperienced personnel, No.4 boiler being burnt out. Under repair at Halifax Dockyard until February 1941, the damaged unit was removed together with its funnel (space probably used to extend oil fuel capacity); thereafter she was employed exclusively in Canadian waters. Paid off to become a static training ship attached to HMCS Cornwallis (shore establishment), at Halifax, NS, on 8 April 1944, remaining on that service until 4 June 1945. Sold for scrap to Frankel Bros on 21 June 1945, was towed away to Boston the following day. (History thanks to Robert Hurst)
MacKenzie 73kCirca 1940, location unknown.Tony Cowart/Ron Reeves
MacKenzie 16kThe 'Town' class destroyer HMCS Annapolis (ex-USS Mackenzie, DD-175, pic no 0517502) was taken late in 1944 after being paid-off to become a static training ship attached to the shore base (HMCS Cornwallis) at Halifax, Nova Scotia.Joe Radigan

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Eugene Thompson Oates    Jul 25 1919 - Jan 10 1920
LCDR Daniel Aloysius McElduff    Jan 10 1920 - Jun 30 1920 
CDR James David Willson    Jun 30 1920 - Aug 1 1920
CDR John Norwood Ferguson    Aug 1 1920 - 
LT Robin Southern    Feb 15 1921 - 
ENS Loyd Kilgore Barry    Jan 21 1922 = 
ENS Edward Everett Haase    Mar 8 1922 - May 27 1922
(Decommissioned May 27 1922 - November 6 1939)
CDR Fred Wallace Connor    Nov 6 1939 - Sep 24 1940

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