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Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NIGG

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 Bethlehem Shipbuilding, Squantum Ma. on April 20 1918.
Launched August 6 1918 and commissioned March 27 1919.
Appears in the silent film The Navigator starring Buster Keaton.
Decommissioned May 22 1929.
Stricken November 11 1931.
Fate Sold to NASSCO, Treasure Island, CA and broken up for scrap February 25 1932.

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-David A. McDermut, a native of New York, was appointed midshipman 8 November 1841 and attained the rank of lieutenant commander 16 July 1862. During the Civil War he served in Potomac and Marion before assuming command of Cayuga 2 December 1862. He commanded Cayuga until 18 April 1863 when he was killed in action against Confederate forces, in Sabine Pass.Robert M. Cieri
McDermut 97kUndated, location unknown.-
McDermut 72kUndated, location unknown.Paul Rebold
McDermut 144kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
McDermut 214kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
McDermut 118kUSS McDermut (Destroyer # 262/DD-262), Underway, circa 1919-1922. Photographed by O.W. Waterman. Courtesy of Captain C.J. Moore, USN. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 46478.Robert Hurst
McDermut 26kSan Diego May 4 1922.Tracy White
McDermut 131kUSS McDermut (DD-262) while she was on a West Indies Cruise in February 1924.Robert M. Cieri
McDermut 104kCurtiss HS-2L flying boat Under tow by USS Farragut (DD-300), circa 1925. USS McDermut (DD-262) is in the distance. Photograph from the Albert Chamberlain photo album, donated by Colonel Carl Mahakian, USMCR, 1975. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss

USS McDERMUT DD-262 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Allen Buchanan    Mar 27 1918 - Mar 27 1919
CDR Chester Lyerly Hand    Mar 27 1919 - Jun 19 1919
LCDR David Alexander Scott    Jun 19 1919 - Oct 5 1921
LCDR Charles Johnes Moore    Oct 5 1921 - Jun 29 1924
CDR Owen Bartlett    Jun 29 1924 - Jun 15 1925
LCDR Charles Stakely McWhorter    Jun 15 1925 - Nov 19 1926
LCDR Pat Buchanan    Nov 19 1926 - Jan 1929
LT Roland Ernest Krause    Jan 1929 - May 22 1929

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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