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DD-206 / DMS-9 USS / AG-108 CHANDLER

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NAGL

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; Parsons Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 114
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Cramp, Philadelphia on August 19 1918.
Launched March 19 1919 and Commissioned September 5 1919.
Decommissioned October 20 1922, Recommissioned March 31 1930.
Reclassified High Speed Minesweeper DMS-9 November 19 1940.
Reclassified AG-108 Auxiliary June 5 1945.
Decommissioned November 21 1945.
Stricken December 5 1945.
Fate Sold November 18 1946 and broken up for scrap.

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Chandler 45kWilliam Eaton Chandler was born in Concord, New Hampshire, 28 December 1835, and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1854. Chandler served as Secretary of the Navy from 1882 to 1886, and as Senator from New Hampshire from 1887 to 1901. He died at Concord, 30 November 1917. Digital ID: cwpbh 05069, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.Bill Gonyo
Chandler 53kArtist's conception of the Chandler as built by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
Chandler 151kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Chandler 203kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Chandler 88kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Chandler 107kUSS Chandler (Destroyer # 206), At anchor, November 1919. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 55069.Robert Hurst
Chandler 77kPractice torpedo firing off Manila in 1920 from the Frederick Wood collection.Stanley Svec
Chandler 101kIn Brest, France on Washington's birthday February 22 1922 from the collection of Frederick Wood.Stanley Svec
The Fleet 301kBalboa Harbor, Panama Canal Zone. Aerial photograph taken 23 April 1934, with U.S. Fleet cruisers and destroyers moored together. Ships present include (left to right in lower left): USS Elliot (DD-146); USS Roper (DD-147); USS Hale (DD-133); USS Dorsey (DD-117); USS Lea (DD-118); USS Rathburne (DD-113); USS Talbot (DD-114); USS Waters (DD-115); USS Dent (DD-116); USS Aaron Ward (DD-132); USS Buchanan (DD-131); USS Crowninshield (DD-134); USS Preble (DD-345); and USS William B. Preston (DD-344). (left to right in center): USS Yarnall (DD-143); USS Sands (DD-243); USS Lawrence (DD-250); (unidentified destroyer); USS Detroit (CL-8), Flagship, Destroyers Battle Force; USS Fox (DD-234); USS Greer (DD-145); USS Barney (DD-149); USS Tarbell (DD-142); and USS Chicago (CA-29), Flagship, Cruisers Scouting Force. (left to right across the top): USS Southard (DD-207); USS Chandler (DD-206); USS Farenholt (DD-332); USS Perry (DD-340); USS Wasmuth (DD-338); USS Trever (DD-339); USS Melville (AD-2); USS Truxtun (DD-229); USS McCormick (DD-223); USS MacLeish (DD-220); USS Simpson (DD-221); USS Hovey (DD-208); USS Long (DD-209); USS Litchfield (DD-336); USS Tracy (DD-214); USS Dahlgren (DD-187); USS Medusa (AR-1); USS Raleigh (CL-7), Flagship, Destroyers Scouting Force; USS Pruitt (DD-347); and USS J. Fred Talbott (DD-156); USS Dallas (DD-199); (four unidentified destroyers); and USS Indianapolis (CA-35), Flagship, Cruisers Scouting Force. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Fabio Peņa
Chandler 110kPhoto #: NH 84588. Destroyer Division 18 (DesDiv 18) Commanding Officers photographed circa the last part of 1935, possibly on board USS Southard (DD-207), which was DesDiv18 flagship at the time. Those present are (left to right, seated): Lieutenant Commander Dennis L. Ryan, Commanding Officer, USS Chandler (DD-206); Commander Carleton H. Wright, Commander DesDiv 18; and Lieutenant Commander William J. Morcott, Commanding Officer, USS Southard. (left to right, standing): Lieutenant Commander Earl E. Stone, Commanding Officer, USS Long (DD-209); and Lieutenant Commander Elmer E. DuVall, Jr., Commanding Officer, USS Hovey (DD-208). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Bill Gonyo
As DMS-9
Chandler 57kHigh speed minesweeper as seen in final configuration on May 23, 1945. Note squared off stern with sweeping gear mounted atop it.-
As AG-108
Chandler 152kUndated, location unknown.Paul Rebold

USS CHANDLER DD-206 / DMS-9 / AG-108 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Francis Cogswell    Sep 5 1919 - May 10 1920
CDR Isaac Foote Dortch    May 10 1920 - Oct 20 1922
(Decommissioned Oct 20 1922 - Mar 31 1930)
CDR Max Burke de Mott    Apr 30 1930 - Apr 10 1932
LCDR Robert Emmet Keating    Apr 10 1932 - Jul 15 1932    
LCDR Leon Buford Scott    Jul 15 1932 - Jul 1 1933
LCDR John Ernest Reinburg Jr.    Jul 1 1933 - Jun 1 1934
LCDR Dennis Leo Ryan    Jun 1 1934 - Jul 1 1936
LCDR Carleton McGauly    Jul 1 1936 - Apr 14 1938
LCDR William Stryker Campbell    Apr 14 1938 - Jun 3 1939
As the DMS-9
LT Stirling Patterson Smith    Jun 3 1939 - Jul 12 1939
LCDR Harold Herman Tiemroth    Jul 12 1939 - Mar 20 1942 (Later RADM)
CDR Jack Sidney Dorsey    Mar 20 1942 - Apr 20 1943 (Later RADM)
LCDR Harry LeRoy Thompson Jr.    Apr 20 1943 - Aug 10 1944
LT Frank Murray Murphy    Aug 10 1944 - Jul 1 1945
LT Irwin Ungar    Jul 1 1945 - Nov 21 1945

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource Minesweeper Pages, USS Chandler (DMS-9)
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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