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USS ALDEN (DD-211)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NULK

CLASS - CLEMSON
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, 26,000 SHP; Parsons Design Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 114
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Cramp, Philadelphia on October 24 1918.
Launched June 7 1919 and Commissioned November 24 1919.
Decommissioned January 24 1923, Recommissioned May 8 1930.
Decommissioned July 20 1945.
Stricken August 13 1945.
Fate Sold to Boston Metals Corp., Baltimore for $8,777.00 November 30 1945 and broken up for scrap.

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Alden 61kMINSY 2859-44, Commodore James Alden. Born 31 March 1810 died 6 Feb 1877. Namesake of destroyer USS Alden (DD 211). He served as Commandant of Mare Island Navy Yard from 1 August 1868 until 16 March 1869. Alden Park in front of the old headquarters building of the shipyard is named for him.Darryl Baker
Alden 111kIn the Philippines about 1937, image from the Rulen Collection.S. E. Stokes
Alden 133kUSS Alden (DD-211), At Chefoo, China on 1 January 1937. A sampan is under sail in the foreground. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 101678.Robert Hurst
Alden 276kFour views of the Alden at Mare Island, August 9 1942. From the John Dickey collection.Ed Zajkowski
Alden 315kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Alden 287kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Alden 79kBroadside view of USS Alden (DD 211) departing Mare Island on 10 August 1942. She was in overhaul at the yard from 29 July to 10 August 1942.Darryl Baker
Alden 156kUSS Alden (DD 211) off Mare Island on September 22, 1942. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Alden 134kUSS Alden (DD 211) off Mare Island on September 22, 1942. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Alden 166kUSS Alden (DD-211) off Mare Island on October 30, 1942. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Joe Radigan/Darryl Baker
Alden 29kJanuary 15 1944, location unknown.Robert Hurst
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Newspaper clipping from the August 1946 Foreign Service Magazine.Marcia Alexander

USS ALDEN DD-211 History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry
(Located On The hazegray Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR William Ancrum    Nov 24 1919 - Feb 5 1921
CDR Eldred Bewes Armstrong    Feb 5 1921 - May 1921
LCDR Edmund Weyman Strother    May 1921 - Dec 1921
CDR William Alexander Glassford, Jr.    Dec 1921 - Jan 24 1923
(Decommissioned Jan 24 1923 - May 8 1930)
LCDR Lloyd Robert Gray    May 8 1930 - Aug 8 1930
LCDR John Franklin McClain    May 1931 - Oct 1931
LCDR Paul Augustus Stevens    Oct 1931 - Jan 1935
LCDR Stanley Martyn Haight    Jan 1935 - Mar 1938 (Later RADM)
LCDR Thomas Lee McCann    Mar 1938 - 1939
LCDR Stanley Fletcher Patten    1939 - Jul 9 1939 (Later RADM)
LCDR Lewis Elliott Coley    Jul 9 1939 - Mar 1942
LT Jacob Elliott Cooper    Mar 1942 - Jul 1942 (Later RADM)
LCDR Ernest Edwin Evans    Jul 1943 - Jul 7 1943
LCDR Wayne Herkness II    Jul 7 1943 - Jan 27 1945
LT John G. York    Jan 27 1945 - Jul 20 1945

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Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
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Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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