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Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUQG

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 October 23 1919.
Launched August 3 1920 and Commissioned December 15 1920.
Fate Sunk by Gun Fire from Japanese Warships in the Java Sea March 1 1942.
her entire crew was lost with the ship and remain on duty.

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Pillsbury 118kJohn E. Pillsbury, born in Lowell, Mass. 15 December 1846, was appointed Midshipman in 1862 and commissioned an Ensign in 1868. After serving on various stations afloat and ashore, he commanded the coast steamer Blake from 1884 to 1891 and did excellent scientific work, using in some of his research instruments of his own invention. In the Spanish-American War he commanded the dynamite cruiser Vesuvius, operating around the island of Cuba and in the vicinity of Morro Castle. In 1905 he served as Chief of Staff of the North Atlantic Fleet and in 1908–09, was Chief of the Bureau of Navigation. Although Rear Admiral Pillsbury’s attainments as a sailor and a fighting man were noteworthy, he is perhaps best known as having been one of the world’s foremost geographers and as an authority of the Gulf stream. Actively identified with the National Geographic Society for many years, he was president of the society at the time of his death, 30 December 1919. Photo of Rear Admiral John Elliott Pillsbury from the NOAA Photo Library.Bill Gonyo
Pillsbury 60kUndated, location unknown.-
Pillsbury 47kStewart (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, date unknown.Joe Radigan
Pillsbury 181kUndated in unknown Asian port. 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
Pillsbury 39kUndated, pre-war somewhere in the Philippines. from the Navy Memorial.Richard Lillie & Don Kehn, Jr.
Pillsbury 113kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Pillsbury 179kFrom a Christmas/New Years card with photo dated 1924-1925 from Chefoo, China sent by BMC Virgil Fisher.Jamie Fisher
Pillsbury 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.
Pillsbury 129kFrom a Christmas card for the Asiatic fleet, dated 1937.David Wright
Pillsbury 93kA memory to CMM Richard Lang and the men of the PIllsbury located in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA.Colleen Collier
Pillsbury 79kCirca 1930's.Marc Piché

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LT H. W. Barnes    Dec 15 1920 - ?
LCDR Harold Vincent McKittrick    Dec 28 1921 - ?
LCDR Williams Carter Wickham    Jun 25 1924 - Jul 1925
LCDR Thomas Shore McCloy    Jun 16 1926 - May 26 1929
LCDR Hubert Vance LaBombard    May 26 1929 - ?
CDR Lucius Claude Dunn    Jul 26 1931 - ?
CDR John Culbertson Thom    ? 1934 - ?
LCDR Frank Ernest Vensel Jr.    May 1936 - ?
LCDR Alva Joseph Spriggs    ? 1938 - ?
LCDR Arthur Ainslie Ageton    ? 1939 - ? (Later RADM)
LCDR Harold Clay Pound    Jul 31 1940 - Mar 1 1942

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