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USS STEWART (DD-224)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUNN

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 September 9 1919.
Launched March 4 1920 and Commissioned September 15 1920.
Scuttled at Suribaya Java March 2 1942.
Stricken March 25 1942.
Raised by the Japanese and repaired, renamed Patrol Boat No.102.
Surrendered by the Japanese at Kure and returned to American
service as DD-224 on October 29 1945.
Stricken again on April 17 1946.
Fate Sunk as target off San Francisco May 24 1946.

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Stewart 115kCharles Stewart was born at Philadelphia, Pa., on 28 July 1778. He went to sea at the age of thirteen as a cabin boy and rose through the grades to become master of a merchantman. During the Quasi-War with France, Stewart was commissioned a lieutenant in the United States Navy on 9 March 1798 and joined the frigate United States for a cruise in the West Indies. He took command of the schooner Experiment on 16 July 1800 and soon captured two armed French vessels and freed several captured American ships. After brief command of Chesapeake in 1801 and service in Constellation in 1802, Stewart sailed to the Mediterranean in command of the brig Siren. There he participated in the destruction of Philadelphia after her capture by Tripoli, helped to maintain the blockade of Tripoli, and distinguished himself in assaults on the enemy in August and September 1804. After the war, he participated in a show of force at Tunis and returned home as captain in 1806. On the outbreak of war in 1812, Stewart commanded, successively, Argus, Hornet, and Constellation. But, as the latter was closely blockaded in Norfolk, he took command of Constitution at Boston in 1813. He made two brilliant cruises in her between 1813 and 1815. The frigate captured HMS Cyane and HMS Levant on 20 February 1815. Stewart's later service included command of a squadron in the Mediterranean from 1816 to 1820 and of one in the Pacific from 1820 to 1824. He served as a Naval Commissioner from 1830 to 1832 and commanded the Philadelphia Navy Yard from 1838 to 1841, in 1846, and again from 1854 to 1861. By a bill passed on 2 March 1859, Congress made Stewart "senior flag officer," an office created for him in recognition of his distinguished and meritorious service. He became rear admiral on the retired list on 16 July 1862, and he died at Bordentown, N.J., on 6 November 1869.Bill Gonyo
Stewart 50kUndated, location unknown. As she appeared during her tour in the Asiatic fleet.Steve Langer
Stewart 47kUndated, Stewart (DD 224) starboard side to tender with sister destroyers Pope (DD 225), Pillsbury (DD 227), Ford (DD 228), Truxton (DD 229), and Peary (DD 226) nested outboard. The tender is almost certainly the USS Whitney (AD-4). US Navy photo.Joe Radigan
Stewart 138kUndated, as part of the Asiatic Fleet. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Stewart 141kUndated, as part of the Asiatic Fleet. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Stewart 71kUndated, in drydock in Shanghai, China.Paul Rebold
Stewart 64kUndated, in drydock in Shanghai, China.Paul Rebold
Stewart 145kUndated, location unknown.Edward Compton
Stewart 270kUndated, location unknown. From the John Joseph Langer collection.Steve Langer
Stewart 139kUndated, USS Bulmer (DD-222), USS Stewart (DD-224), USS Parrott (DD-218) and USS Edsall (DD-219) alongside the USS Melille (AD-2).Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Stewart 154kSteaming at high speed, circa the 1920s or 1930s, as part of the Asiatic Fleet. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker/Robert Hurst
Stewart 98kCirca 1924-1925, two brothers named Stewart who served on the USS Stewart.Jim Geldert
Stewart 223kUSS Stewart (DD-224) launching torpedoes from her starboard tubes during practice, circa 1930. View looks aft from the bridge, with Stewart's starboard midships 4/50 gun and ready ammunition rack in the foreground. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 80-G-462567.Mike Greent
Stewart 104k1933 Christmas Greetings. From the collection of Paul R. Seifert.Joan Hepsworth
Stewart 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
Stewart 173kThe Ship's Crew on July 14 1934. Ed's dad is the sailor standing between the two Chiefs on the right side of the picture.Edward Compton
Stewart 334kCrew photo in Shanghai, China during 1936. From the John Joseph Langer collection, John is sitting in front, third from the left.Steve Langer
Stewart 33kNewspaper clipping from March 19 1942.Tommy Trampp
Stewart 97kStewart survived the Badoeng Strait action and was placed in dry dock at Soerabaja. She was knocked off her keel blocks during an air raid (As seen here) and later scuttled in place by American forces. The Japanese were able to salvage her and she operated with their Navy until captured at wars end.-
Stewart 32kThe Imperial Japanese Navy Patrol Boat # 102 (ex-USS Stewart, DD-224) at Kure, on 12 March 1945. Photo by Kure Naval Arsenal, Imperial Japanese Navy.Robert Hurst
Stewart 106kUSS DD-224 (ex-USS Stewart, DD-224) recommissioning ceremony on the ship's foredeck, while she was moored in Hiro Wan, Japan on 29 October 1945, after her recovery from the Japanese. She had served during World War II as the Japanese Navy's Patrol Boat 102. USS Compton (DD-705) is alongside. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 80-G-356625.Mike Green
Stewart 108kUSS DD-224 (ex-USS Stewart, DD-224) view looking aft from her starboard bridge wing, showing her trunked forward smokestack. Taken on 29 October 1945, while she was moored in Hiro Wan, Japan at the time of her U.S. Navy recommissioning. She had served during World War II as the Japanese Navy's Patrol Boat 102 and was recovered by the U.S. Navy after the war's end. USS Compton (DD-705) is alongside, at left. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 80-G-356627.Mike Green
Stewart 145kUSS Stewart (DD 224) after her recapture in San Francisco Bay in March 1946. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Stewart 133kUSS Stewart (DD 224) after her recapture. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Stewart 56kStewart after her recapture, Note the removal by the Japanese of the 1st funnel and the trunked 2nd funnel.Robert Hurst
Stewart 127kUSS DD-224 (ex-USS Stewart, DD-224) in harbor after her return to United States waters, circa late 1945 or early 1946. The ship had served during World War II as the Japanese Navy's Patrol Boat 102 and was recovered by the U.S. Navy after the war's end. Note the Japanese flag painted on her midships superstructure side. Among the several Mahan class destroyers in the background is USS Conyngham (DD-371). This image was received by the Naval Photographic Science Laboratory on 7 March 1946. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 80-G-360951.Mike Green
Stewart 54kStewart sinking off California, May 25 1946.Robert Hurst
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Newspaper Clippings from her history
Ron Reeves

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LT Scott Grisell Lamb    Sep 15 1920 - Dec 9 1921
CDR Halsey Powell    Dec 9 1921 - May 11 1922 
LCDR Howard Blaine Mecleary    May 11 1922 - Jul 20 1922
LCDR Norman Reeve Van der Veer    Jul 20 1922 - 1923
LCDR Herndon Browning Kelly    1923 - Jun 25 1924
LCDR Charles Lewis Best    Jun 25 1924 - 1926
LCDR Carleton Fanton Bryant    1926 - ? (Later VADM)
LCDR Ryland Dillard Tisdale    Sep 30 1928 - Oct 31 1929
CDR Laurance Sprague Stewart    Oct 31 1929 - 1930
LCDR Samuel Power Jenkins    May 17 1930 - ?
LCDR Carleton Fanton Bryant    Jun 25 1832 - ? (Later VADM)
LCDR John Boyd Mallard    May 9 1934 - Aug 29 1937 (Later RADM)
LCDR Ralph Orson Myers    Aug 29 1937 - May 6 1939
LCDR Donald Sidley Evans    May 6 1939 - May 18 1940
LCDR Harold Page Smith    May 18 1940 - Mar 2 1942 (Later ADM)
(Decommissioned: Mar 2 1942 - Oct 29 1945)
LCDR Harold Huntington Ellison    Oct 29 1945 - Apr 25 1946
ENS Russell W. Dudley    Apr 25 1946 - May 23 1946 

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