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USS GILMER (DD-233 / APD-11)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NERB

CLASS - CLEMSON As Built.
Displacement 1,215 Tons, Dimensions, 314' 5" (oa) x 31' 8" x 9' 10" (Max)
Armament 4 x 5"/51, 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 New York Shipbuilding on June 25 1918.
Launched May 24 1919 and commissioned April 30 1920.
Decommissioned August 31 1938, recommissioned September 25 1939.
Reclassified High Speed Transport APD-11 January 22 1943.
Decommissioned February 5 1946.
Stricken February 25 1946.
Fate Sold December 3 1946 and broken up for scrap.

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Gilmer 90kThomas Walker Gilmer, born 6 April 1802 in Albemarle County, Va., served for many years in the Virginia House of Delegates, became Governor of Virginia in 1840, and was elected to Congress in 1841. He was appointed Secretary of the Navy by President Tyler 15 February 1844 but was killed 28 February 1844 by the bursting of a gun while on board USS Princeton. Photo #: NH 54751. Thomas Walker Gilmer, Secretary of the Navy, 19 February 1844 - 28 February 1844, 19th Century engraving. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Bill Gonyo
Gilmer 114kUndated, probably the Brooklyn Bridge in the background.Curt Clark, The Four Stack APD Veterans
Gilmer 147kUndated painting by an officer on the Gilmer and hung aboard until her decommissioning in 1946.Scott McCoy
Gilmer 232kNH 90458. In European waters circa 1921, from Charles Sass collection.Ed Zajkowski
Gilmer 153kClose-up of a 5"/51 guns aboard USS Gilmer (DD 233) date (likely circa 1921) and place unknown. From the collections of the Vallejo Naval and Historic Museum.Darryl Baker
Gilmer 131kPhoto taken from the bow showing an officer and the bridge of the USS Gilmer (DD 233) with the city of Zelinika, Yugoslavia in the background on 21 Jan 1921. From the collections of the Vallejo Naval and Historic Museum.Darryl Baker
Gilmer 74kBow view of USS Gilmer (DD 233) in dry dock at Pola, Italy on 8 Feb 1921. From the collections of the Vallejo Naval and Historic Museum.Darryl Baker
Gilmer 112kStern view showing damage starboard shaft of USS Gilmer (DD 233) in dry dock at Pola, Italy on 8 Feb 1921. From the collections of the Vallejo Naval and Historic Museum.Darryl Baker
Gilmer 102kStern view taken from the dry dock floor showing damage starboard shaft of USS Gilmer (DD 233) while in dry dock at Pola, Italy on 8 Feb 1921. From the collections of the Vallejo Naval and Historic Museum.Darryl Baker
Gilmer 130kStern view showing propellor damage of USS Gilmer (DD 233) in dry dock at Pola, Italy on 8 Feb 1921. From the collections of the Vallejo Naval and Historic Museum.Darryl Baker
Gilmer 84kUSS Gilmer (DD-233)in Hampton Roads, Virginia, October 1922. Note her 5"/51 guns. She was one of five "flush-deck" destroyers to carry these weapons.Paul Rebold
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USS GILMER DD-233 / APD-11 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LTJG Harold James Wright    Apr 30 1920 - ?
CDR Vaughn Kimball Coman    Feb 1 1923 - ?
CDR Martin Kellog Metcalf    ? 1923 - ?
LCDR Robert Todd Young    Dec 16 1926 - ? 1928
CDR John Reginald Beardall    Oct 1929 - May 1931 (Later RADM)
LCDR James Earl Boak    May 1931 - ?
CDR Thomas Baxter    ? 1934 - ?
CDR Gerald Laurence Schetky    ? 1936 - ?
(Decommissioned Aug 31 1938 - Sep 25 1939)
LCDR Ephraim Rankin McLean Jr.    ? 1939 - ? (Later VADM)
LCDR Burton Lee Doggett    ? 1940 - ?
LCDR Herman Oliff "Hop" Parish    Aug 1942 - ?
As the APD-11
CDR John S. Horner    ? (Later RADM)

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Contact Name: Curt Clark, Secretary Four Stack APD Veterans
Address: 3384 Grim Ave., San Diego, CA 92104
Phone: 619-282-0971
E-mail: apdsec@cox.net


Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.


Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource page for the USS Gilmer APD-11
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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