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USS PARROTT (DD-218)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUPD

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, 26,500 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 114
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Cramp, Philadelphia on July 23 1919.
Launched November 25 1919 and Commissioned May 11 1920.
Severely damaged in a Collision with SS John Morton May 2 1944.
Decommissioned June 16 1944.
Stricken July 18 1944.
Fate Sold April 5 1947 and broken up for scrap.

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Parrott 32kGeorge Fountain Parrott, born 23 December 1887 at Falling Creek, N.C., was appointed Midshipman 3 July 1906 and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, class of 1911. Attached to USS Shaw (DD–68) in the English Channel, when, on convoy duty, while escorting the giant British transport, Aquitania, Shaw's rudder jammed just as she was completing the right leg of a zigzag, leaving her headed directly towards the transport. A moment later, Aouitania struck Shaw, cutting off 90 feet of the destroyer's bow, mangling her bridge and setting her on fire. Shaw's crew heroically brought her damage under control, and a skeleton crew of 21 men took the wreck 40 miles into port under her own power. that destroyer was cut in two by British troopship Acquitania while pursuing a German submarine. Lt. Parrott was killed as a result of the collision.Robert M. Cieri/Wayne Parrott
Parrott 132kUndated, location unknown.Christopher Karwowski/Paul Rebold
Parrott 62kUndated, note the crashed plane betwen the Parrott and the pier, anyone know anything about this incident?Thomas C. Edrington IV & his daugher Kyra Larn Edrington
Parrott 89kUndated, the Parrott's Wardroom, Thomas C. Edrington III is the first person in the back row.Thomas C. Edrington IV & his daugher Kyra Larn Edrington
Parrott 109kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Parrott 152kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Pillsbury 96kUSS Black Hawk with the USS Pillsbury (DD-227), USS Pope (DD-225), USS Ford (DD-228), USS Paul Jones (DD-230), USS Peary (DD-226) and USS Parrott (DD-218) alongside in Chefoo, China.Gerd Matthes
Parrott 111kCirca 1918-1926. Practicing making smoke on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal.Jon Burdett
Parrott 272kCirca 1919 in the Bosphorus outside Instanbul, Turkey.Cüneyt Demir
Parrott 131kUSS Henshaw (DD-278) At anchor with other destroyers, circa 1920. USS Parrott (DD-218) is at left. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1971. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Parrott 64kPhoto #: NH 105167. Six destroyers nested together during the early 1920s. These ships are (from left to right): USS Edsall (DD-219); USS McCormick (DD-223); USS Bulmer (DD-222); USS Parrott (DD-218); USS Simpson (DD-221); and USS MacLeish (DD-220). The original image is printed on post card ("AZO") stock. Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Michael Mohl
Parrott 116kUSS Parrott (DD-218), At San Diego, California during the early 1920s. Courtesy of ESKC Joseph L. Aguillard, USNR, 1969. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 69434.Robert Hurst
Parrott 73kPhoto #: NH 88356, ships of the 39th Destroyer Division moored together, probably in San Diego Harbor, California, in 1921. These ships are (from left to right): USS Edsall (DD-219); USS McCormick (DD-223); USS Bulmer (DD-222); USS Simpson (DD-221); USS MacLeish (DD-220); and USS Parrott (DD-218). Courtesy of L.C. Lupin, 1978. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Parrott 51k1930's image of Parrot as she appeared while serving in the Asiatic Fleet.-
Parrott 711kUSS Black Hawk (AD-9) in Chefoo, China circa 1934-1939. The USS Heron (AM-10) is alonside the pier. The four destroyers are (from left to right): USS Edsall (DD-219); USS Bulmer (DD-222); USS Parrott (DD-218); and USS Stewart (DD-224). . From the collection of LCDR Rayborn M. Hall USN who served aboard the USS Bulmer (DD-222) during this period.Nancy Hall Anderson
Parrott 60kPhoto #: NH 105794. Asiatic Fleet Destroyers dressed with flags while nested together off Shanghai, China, circa 1936. These ships are (from left to right): USS Paul Jones (DD-230); USS Pope (DD-225); and USS Parrott (DD-218). Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Mike Mohl
Parrott 19kCirca 1937, this photo and the next display an officer on the bridge pointing to a bullet hole, anyone know anything about this incident?Thomas C. Edrington IV & his daugher Kyra Larn Edrington
Parrott 19kSee above.Thomas C. Edrington IV & his daugher Kyra Larn Edrington
Parrott 251kTwo views of the Parrott at Mare Island on Jul 7 1942. From the John Dickey collection.Ed Zajkowski
Parrott 263kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Parrott 142kAugust 1942, probably Mare Island.Ed Zajkowski
Parrott 65kFour views of the Parrott at Mare Island in August 1942. From the John Dickey collection.Ed Zajkowski
Parrott 91kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Parrott 299kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Parrott 89kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Parrott 94kNavy Photo 5129-8-42, USS Parrott (DD 218) departing Mare Island on 23 August 1942. She was in overhaul at the yard from 30 July to 31 August 1942.Darryl Baker
Parrott 143kAugust 28 1942 at Mare Island. Notice they just welded over her portholes, not painted yet. From the collection of Chris Wright. NARA 19-N-33558.Ed Zajkowski
Parrott 189k August 29, 1942 photos showing early war modifications to the Parrott as completed at Mare Island Navy Yard. These include: (1) removal of both aft banks of torpedo tubes and addition of two depth charge throwers to starboard and a single 20mm gun and splinter shield to port, (2) addition of two depth charge throwers just forward of the original depth charge racks, at the stern, (3) the addition of two 20mm guns and shields just aft of remaining starboard torpedo tube bank, where the boat used to be carried, and (4) the engine room sky-lights between the torpedo tube launchers, the former position of the aft stack, which has been removed, along with one boiler, below decks. The inboard ship is the USS Bulmer (DD-222).Darryl Baker
Parrott 114kSee #3 in above photo.-
Parrott 81k1943 image of Parrott about to refuel from the USS Merrimack (AO-37).Robert Hurst
Parrott 117kCirca 1944.Marc Piché

USS PARROTT DD-218 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Williams Carter Wickham    May 11 1920 - Jun 1920
LCDR Jesse Lloyd Kenworthy    1921 - Apr 13 1921
CDR Byron McCandless    Apr 13 1921 - Nov 27 1923
LCDR Harold Cecil Train    Nov 27 1923 - ? (Later RADM)
LCDR Stewart Allan Manahan    Nov 1923 - Aug 1925 (Later COMO)
CDR William Hubbell Pashley   Dec 6 1926 - Jun 16 1928
LCDR John Walter Reeves Jr.    Jun 16 1928 - ? (Later ADM)
LCDR Paul White Rutledge    ? 1931 - 1932
LCDR Otto Marquard Forster    ? 1932 - ?
LCDR Philip Wilson Warren    ? 1934 - ?
LCDR Lewis Richard McDowell    ? 1936 - ? (Later RADM)
LCDR Robert Emmet Melling    ? 1938 - ?
LCDR Wilkie Hill Brereton    ? 1939 - ?
LCDR Edward Nelson (Butch) Parker    Dec 3 1939 - Sep 1941 (Later VADM)
LCDR John Nelson Hughes    Jan 28 1942 - Jun 16 1944

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