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USS HUMPHREYS (DD-236 / APD-12)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUKX

CLASS - CLEMSON As Built.
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 New York Shipbuilding on July 31 1918.
Launched July 28 1919 and commissioned July 21 1920.
Decommissioned January 10 1930, recommissioned June 13 1932.
Decommissioned September 14 1938, recommissioned September 26 1939.
Reclassified High Speed Transport APD-12 December 18 1942.
Reclassified DD-236 July 20 1945.
Decommissioned October 26 1945.
Stricken November 13 1945.
Fate Sold August 26 1946 National Metal & Steel, Terminal Island, CA and broken up for scrap.

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-Joshua Humphreys (June 17, 1751 January 12, 1838) was an influential and successful ship builder in the United States. As a youth, Humphreys was apprenticed to a shipbuilder in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the American Revolutionary War he was active as a designer, and played a major part in planning Randolph, a frigate, and a 74-gun ship which was never built. After the war Humphreys became a shipbuilder in Philadelphia. When Congress in 1794 passed the Naval Act of 1794 providing for the construction of six frigates, it called on him to design them. He was appointed Naval Constructor 28 June 1794 and began work on these ships, the beginnings of the U.S. Navy. Reputedly, one of the inspirations for his frigate designs was the South Carolina. United States was built by Humphreys in Philadelphia, and was the first of the new ships to be launched on 10 May 1797. These vessels were larger and faster than other ships of their class and formed the core of the Navy during the War of 1812, and scored several victories against British ships. Humphreys' skill is evident by the fact that one of these ships, Constitution (Old Ironsides), is still afloat.Ed Zajkowski
Humphreys 117kUndated, location unknown.Curt Clark, The Four Stack APD Veterans
Humphreys 112kUndated, location unknown.Curt Clark, The Four Stack APD Veterans
Humphreys 70kUndated, location unknown.Paul Rebold
Humphreys 236kUndated, location unknown. USS Tarbell (DD 142) with USS Humphreys (DD 236) and USS Hopkins (DD 249) aft of her. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Humphreys 164kUndated, location unknown. USS Humphreys (DD-236) taking fuel from a small boom mounted aft of USS Saratoga's 8-inch turret. Note the breast line and what appears to be a second fuel hose yet to be taken aboard. Photo National Archives. Image from Gray Steel and Black Oil: Fast Tankers and Replenishment at Sea in the U.S. Navy, 1912-1992 by Thomas Wildenberg.Robert Hurst
Humphreys 130kNew York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, Camden, New Jersey. Destroyers fitting out on 2 October 1919. The second ship from the camera is Humphreys (DD-236). The fourth through sixth are Brooks (DD-232), Fox (DD-234) and Kane (DD-235). Their builder's hull numbers were (respectively) 225, 221, 223 and 224. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo #: NH 42532Robert Hurst
Humphreys 164kUSS Hatfield (DD-231) and USS Humphreys (DD-236) circa 1928-1931. From the collection of Thomas Bowen, US Army.Thomas Kenny
Humphreys 194kCirca 1935, location unknown. From the Chris Wright collection. NARA photo 80-G-1034958.Ed Zajkowski
Humphreys 48kMare Island 10/27/39, Navy Day, ships are left to right by row: 1st row USS Humphreys (DD-236) and USS King (DD-242); 2nd row USS Buchanan (DD-131), USS Aaron Ward (DD-132) also the USS Lawrence (DD-250) and USS Sands (DD-243) are inboard and are hidden from view.Darryl Baker
Humphreys 191kLong range photo of the Mare Island Southern waterfront. Left to right USS Whale (SS 239) on the ways with USS Humphrey (DD 236) just under Whale and USS Helena (CL 50) on the right on March 13, 1942.Darryl Baker
Humphreys 145kUSS Humphreys (DD 236) off Mare Island on March 20, 1942. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker

USS HUMPHREYS DD-236 / APD-12 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR William Baggaley    Jul 21 1920 - Feb 8 1922
LCDR William Hubbel Pashley    Feb 8 1922 - ?
LCDR Joseph Reesman Mann Jr.    Aug 20 1924 - ?
LCDR Alfred Thomas Clay    Sep 11 1927 - Aug 31 1929
CDR Stewart Allan Manahan    Aug 31 1929 - Jan 10 1930 (Later COMO)
(Decommissioned Jan 10 1930 - Jun 13 1932)
LCDR Harry Le Roy Thompson    Jun 13 1932 - Jun 1 1934
LCDR Allen Dudley Brown    Jun 1 1934 - Jun 10 1935
CDR Herbert John Grassie    Jun 1 1935 - Jun 10 1935 (Later RADM)
LCDR Ralph Baile Hunt    Jun 10 1935 - Jun 1936
CDR Herbert Meyer Scull    Jun 1936 - Sep 14 1938
(Decommissioned Sep 14 1938 - Sep 26 1939)
LCDR Harrison Belknap Southworth    Sep 26 1939 - Jun 1941 (Later RADM)
LCDR John Katz Wells    Jun 1941 - Aug 23 1942
LCDR Robert Carl Peden    Aug 23 1942 - Dec 17 1942
As the APD-12
LCDR Frank Dewey Schwartz    Dec 17 1942 - 1944 (Later RADM)
LT Peter L. Van der Jagt    1944 - Jun 10 1944
CDR Owen Blair Murphy    Jun 10 1944 - Jul 30 1945
LT George Washington Forsyth    Jul 30 1945 - Sep 17 1945
LT James Raymond Morrow    Sep 17 1945 - Oct 26 1945

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 Humphreys APD-12
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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