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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 September 7 1918.
Launched March 22 1919 and commissioned March 13 1920.
Graham was damaged beyond repair in a collision December
16 1921 with the SS Panama off the New Jersey Coast.
Decommissioned March 31 1922.
Stricken May 4 1922.
Fate Sold September 19 1922 and broken up for scrap.

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Graham 56kSecretary of the Navy William A. Graham was born in 1804 and died 1875. Graduating from University of North Carolina 1824, he was admitted to the bar 1826. From 1833 he repeatedly was elected to House of Commons, of which he was speaker 1839-40. From 1840-43 he was in the U.S. Senate, and 1844 and 1846, elected Whig governor of North Carolina, declining a third term. From 1850-52, he was Secretary of the Navy, when he organized Perry's Expedition to Japan, during the administration of President Filmore. Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Brady-Handy Photograph Collection.Bill Gonyo
Graham 51kUndated, in unknown drydock.Paul Rebold
Graham 203kCirca 1919-1920, location unknown.Dave Wright
Graham 62kAt anchor in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, circa 1920. USS Dahlgren (Destroyer # 187/DD-187) is partially visible in the right background.Marc Piché/Robert Hurst
Graham 228kCirca 1920'[s, location unknown.Alan Butler

USS GRAHAM DD-192 History
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(Located On The hazegray Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Paulus Prince Powell    Mar 13 1920 - Jun 29 1920 (Later RADM)
CDR Charles Carroll Soule' Jr.    Jun 29 1920 - Sep 17 1920
LT William Leo Keady    Sep 17 1920 - Aug 11 1921
LT William Faulkner Amsden    Aug 11 1921 - Feb 14 1922
CDR Charles Harlan Shaw    Feb 14 1922 - Mar 31 1922 

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