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Basic repeat Wickes Class, with 35% more fuel capacity to improve endurance problems,
designed radius was 4900 nautical miles at 15 Knots.
Displacement 1,215 Tons, Dimensions, 314' 5" (oa) x 31' 8" x 9' 10" (Max)
Armament 4 x 4"/50, 1 x 3"/23AA, 12 x 21" tt..
Machinery, 26,500 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 114
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Newport News Shipbuilding on July 10 1918.
Launched December 21 1918 and commissioned December 23 1919.
Decommissioned July 11 1922, Recommissioned December 18 1939.
Decommissioned October 8 1940.
To Britain October 9 1940, renamed HMS Belmont (H46).
Stricken January 8 1941.
Fate Sunk by U- 82 on January 31 1942.
114 of her crew were lost and remain on duty.

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Satterlee 15kCharles Satterlee (14 September 1875 - 26 September 1918) was an officer in the United States Coast Guard during World War I. Born in Essex, Connecticut, Satterlee was appointed a cadet in the Revenue Cutter Service on 19 November 1895. In 1908, he was assigned as supervisor of anchorages at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. This duty included command of the cutter Mackinac. In 1909, he was ordered to Tahoma, then fitting out at Baltimore, Maryland, for a cruise to the Pacific. From 1910 to 1913, he was assistant inspector of lifesaving stations; and, on 1 September 1915, he was promoted to Captain in the Coast Guard. Captain Satterlee was in command of the cutter, Tampa, when that vessel was torpedoed and sunk with all hands on 26 September 1918 in the Bristol Channel while escorting a convoy.Bill Gonyo
USS Satterlee (DD-190)
Satterlee 100kUndated, USS Satterlee (DD-190), USS Hatfield (DD-231) and USS Breckinridge (DD-148) ad other destroyers moored at Balboa, Canal Zone.Paul Rebold
Satterlee 92kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Satterlee 39kLaunching plaque, 21 December 1918.Ron Reeves
149kCirca 1920, location unknown.Dave Wright
Satterlee 78kCirca 1920, location unknown.Jim Flynn
Satterlee 128kCirca 1920's, location unknown.Alan Butler
Satterlee 96kUSS Satterlee (Destroyer No. 190/DD-190) in port, circa 1920-1922. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 63143.Robert Hurst
On British Service
HMS Belmont (ex-USS Satterlee, DD-190) commissioned into RN at Halifax, NS on 8 October 1940, and sailed for Devonport and refit on 15 October 1940, arriving 28 October 1940. Refit was completed 25 November 1940, but trials and defects delayed the ship at Devonport and Milford Haven so that she did not arrive at Scapa Flow for work up until 5 January 1941. Further defects and a collision off the Isle of Man 22 March 1941 put her into the repairer's hands at Liverpool after escorting only one convoy and she did not become fully operational with 3rd Escort Group until 20 August 1941, ten and a half months after transfer at Halifax. She remained based at Liverpool, escorting convoys in the Western Approaches, until 30 November 1941 when she sailed for St John's, NF to take up local escort duty there. Service in Canadian waters was brief for, while escorting her third convoy from St John's (troop convoy NA2) she was torpedoed on 31 January 1942 by U81 in position 42.02N 57.18W, and sank with the loss of her entire crew. (History thanks to Robert Hurst)
Satterlee 77kThe 'Town' class destroyer HMS Belmont (ex-USS Satterlee, DD-190) almost stopped in a calm sea in late 1941 prior to her transfer to Canadian waters.Robert Hurst
Satterlee 93kShip's badge.Tommy Trampp

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Reed Marquette Fawell    Dec 23 1919 - Oct 22 1920

LCDR Frank L. Singluff Jr.    Oct 22 1920 - Jul 11 1922 

(Decommissioned July 11 1922 - December 18 1939)

LCDR Harold Raymond Demarest    Dec 18 1939 - Oct 8 1940

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Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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