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USS BULMER (DD-222 / AG-86)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUPN

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; Parsons Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 114
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Cramp, Philadelphia on August 11 1919.
Launched January 22 1920 and Commissioned August 16 1920.
Decommissioned August 16 1946.
Stricken September 25 1946.
Fate Sold February 27 1947 and broken up for scrap.

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Bulmer 110kCaptain Roscoe Carlyle Bulmer, USN (4 November 1874 5 August 1919) was an officer in the United States Navy. His active-duty career extended from the 1890s until just after World War I. Born in Virginia City, Nevada, Bulmer graduated from the Naval Academy in 1894. After World War I, he served as United States naval representative at a conference which met at the British Admiralty to consider clearing the seas of mines after the war. On 5 January 1919 he assumed command of that operation. His zeal and courage, combined with a sound knowledge of his profession, contributed greatly to the success of the mine force. Captain Bulmer died at Kirkwall, Scotland on August 5, 1919. Photo ID: ggbain 06930, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.Bill Gonyo
Bulmer 53kArtist's conception of the Bulmer 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
Bulmer 100kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Joe Radigan/Darryl Baker
Bulmer 140kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Joe Radigan/Darryl Baker
Bulmer 137kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of John Dickey.Ed Zajkowski
Bulmer 189kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of John Dickey.Ed Zajkowski
Bulmer 235kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of John Dickey.Ed Zajkowski
Bulmer 121kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of John Dickey.Ed Zajkowski
Bulmer 104kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of John Dickey.Ed Zajkowski
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USS Bulmer views circa 1920-1922. My Dad's Father's Brother-in-law was Howard Dean Gordon, identified in these as "Dean" and marked with an "X".
Richard Hane
Bulmer 134kUSS Bulmer at Red Crown Zerolene tank farm in San Pablo, Ca in December 1920 or October-November 1921.Joe Radigan/Darryl Baker
Bulmer 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
Bulmer 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
Bulmer 51kUSS John D. Ford (DD-228), USS Sicard (DD-346), USS Pruitt (DD-347), USS Decatur (DD-341), USS Preble (DD-345), USS Pope (DD-225), USS Bulmer (DD-222), USS Simpson (DD-221) and USS McCormick (DD-223) in Manila Harbor, November 16 1928.Carl Ross
Bulmer 75kTaken June 1933 from the breakwater in Chifoo of the USS Black Hawk (AD-9) with the USS Bulmer (DD-222), USS Pillsbury (DD-227), USS Pope (DD-225), USS Ford (DD-228), USS Edsall (DD-219) and USS Peary (DD-226) alongside.John N. Egeland, Jr.
Bulmer 207kSix photos of the Bulmer's Crew circa 1934-1937. From the collection of LCDR Rayborn M. Hall USN who served aboard the USS Bulmer (DD-222) during this period.Nancy Hall Anderson
Bulmer 171kAs above.Nancy Hall Anderson
Bulmer 119kAs above.Nancy Hall Anderson
Bulmer 272kAs above. Rayborn is holding the camera in this image.Nancy Hall Anderson
Bulmer 240kAs above.Nancy Hall Anderson
Bulmer 147kAs above.Nancy Hall Anderson
Bulmer 161kColorized photo of the Bulmer circa 1934-1939. From the collection of LCDR Rayborn M. Hall USN who served aboard the USS Bulmer (DD-222) during this period.Nancy Hall Anderson
Bulmer 241kBulmer in drydock in either China or the Philippines circa 1934-1939. From the collection of LCDR Rayborn M. Hall USN who served aboard the USS Bulmer (DD-222) during this period.Nancy Hall Anderson
Bulmer 171kUSS 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
Bulmer 131kThree images of the crew of the SS Silver Haze after being rescued by the Bulmer in San Bernadino Channel in November 1935. From the collection of LCDR Rayborn M. Hall USN who served aboard the USS Bulmer (DD-222) during this period.Nancy Hall Anderson
Bulmer 83kAs above.Nancy Hall Anderson
Bulmer 93kAs above.Nancy Hall Anderson
Bulmer 326kMare Island, August 26 1942. Photo from the collection of John Dickey.Ed Zajkowski
Bulmer 338kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Bulmer 331kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Bulmer 104kNavy Photo 5122-8-42, USS Bulmer (DD 222) departing Mare Island on 28 August 1942. She was in overhaul at the yard from 30 July to 31 August 1942.Darryl Baker
Bulmer 83kNavy Photo 5123-8-42, broadside view of USS Bulmer (DD 222) departing Mare Island on 28 August 1942.Darryl Baker
Bulmer 109kUSS Bulmer (DD-222), Underway off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 28 August 1942. Note the barrage balloons in the distance. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives. Photo #: 19-N-33043.Robert Hurst
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
Bulmer 69kSeen here in Argentia New Foundland, 1943. -
Bulmer 118kJune 1943, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Bulmer 74kUSS Bulmer (DD-222) showing the quite austere ground tackle and anchor stowage arrangements of the flush-deckers. Taken in June 1943, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Bulmer 193kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Bulmer 139kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Bulmer 165kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Bulmer 173kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Bulmer 181kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Bulmer 179kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Bulmer 117kThe flush-decked destroyer USS Bulmer alongside the 'Treasury' class cutter USGC Spencer (WPG36), 14th April, 1944. Location unknown.Robert Hurst
As AG-86
Bulmer 213kUndated periscope view, location unknown.Robert Hurst

USS BULMER DD-222 / AG-86 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR John Calvin Jennings    Aug 16 1920 - ?
LCDR Lee Payne Johnson    Apr 1921 - Jun 1921
CDR Alfred Walton Atkins    Jan 23 1922 - ?
LT Alfred Jensen Byrholdt    ? 1923 - ?
LCDR Murphy John Foster    Dec 4 1924 - Oct 4 1927
LCDR Allan Withers Ashbrook    Oct 4 1927 - Jun 28 1930
LCDR Lawrence Philip Bischoff    Jun 28 1930 - 1932
LCDR Melville Cochran Partello    1932 - ?
CDR Francis Philip Traynor    ? 1934 - ?
LCDR Thomas Valentine Cooper    ? 1936 - ?
LCDR James Joseph McGlynn    ? 1939 - ?
LCDR John Hampden Lewis    1940 - Oct 1940
LCDR Leon Jackson Manees    Oct 1940 - Jan 28 1942 (Later RADM)
LT David Alonzo Harris    Jan 28 1942 - Jun 16 1942
LCDR Louis Frank Volk    Jun 16 1942 - Oct 21 1943
LCDR George Town Baker    Oct 21 1943 - Dec 1 1944
LT Thomas Charles Farrell    Dec 1 1944 - Sep 30 1945

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