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USS STANSBURY (DD-180 / DMS-8 / AG-107)

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NEXV

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 December 9 1918.
Launched May 16 1919 and commissioned January 8 1920.
Decommissioned May 27 1922, Recommissioned August 29 1940.
Reclassified High Speed Minesweeper DMS-8 November 19 1940.
Reclassified Auxiliary AG-107 June 5 1945.
Decommissioned October 11 1945.
Stricken January 3 1946.
Fate Sold October 26 1946 to Luria Brothers, Philadelphia and broken up for scrap.

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Stansbury 66kJohn Stansbury, born in Baltimore, Maryland, served in the United States Navy during the War of 1812. He served under Decatur as a midshipman in United States during the capture of the British ship, Macedonian. He was killed during the Battle of Lake Champlain on 11 September 1814. Photo #: NH 1295, USS United States vs. HMS Macedonian, 25 October 1812. Engraving after William Strickland. This action resulted in the capture of the British frigate, which was then taken into the U.S. Navy as USS Macedonian. Courtesy of the New-York Historical Society, collection of the Naval History Society, 1935. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Robert M. Cieri/Bill Gonyo
Stansbury 94kSan Diego 1920.Marc Piché
Stansbury 115kPhoto #: NH 69454. USS Stansbury (DD-180) underway, circa 1920. Courtesy of ESKC Joseph L. Aguillard, USNR, 1969. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Stansbury 139kPhoto from the front of a Thanksgiving Dinner menu dated Nov. 27th 1920 while the ship was in San Diego.Scott McCoy
Stansbury 61kUSS Stansbury (DD-180) underway off San Diego, California, circa 1920-1922, while serving with Destroyer Division 22. Photographed by O.W. Waterman. Courtesy of Carter Rila, 1986. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Stansbury 91kUSS Stansbury (DD-180) in port 1921. Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 106392Robert Hurst
Stansbury 98kDestroyers laid up in reserve at San Diego, California, probably in 1922 or shortly thereafter. The ships nearest the camera are: USS Palmer (DD-161) in left centre; USS Crane (DD-109) in right centre and USS Stansbury (DD-180) at right. Courtesy of ESKC Joseph L. Aguillard, USNR, 1969 (Photo No NH 69513).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

USS STANSBURY DD-180 / DMS-8 / AG-107 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR John William Lewis    Jan 8 1920 - Oct 10 1920
CDR John Howard Hoover    Oct 10 1920 - Feb 10 1921
LTJG Willment Plunkett Martin    Feb 10 1921 - Jan 7 1922
LT Leslie Kennedy Orr    Jan 7 1922 - May 27 1922
(Decommissioned May 27 1922 - August 29 1940)
LCDR Robert Norton McFarlane    Aug 29 1940 - Nov 21 1941
LCDR Joseph Benedict Maher    Nov 21 1941 - Jan 1 1943 (Later RADM)
LCDR John Chapman Morgan    Jan 1 1943 - Oct 7 1943
LCDR Donald Martin Granstrom    Oct 7 1943 - May 8 1945
LCDR Andrew Morthland    May 8 1945 - Dec 11 1945

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource Minesweeper Pages, USS Stansbury (DMS-8)
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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