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USS McCAWLEY (DD-276)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NULS

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 Bethlehem Shipbuilding, Squantum Ma. on November 5 1918.
Launched June 14 1919 and commissioned September 22 1919.
Decommissioned June 7 1922, Recommissioned September 27 1923.
Decommissioned April 1 1930.
Stricken August 13 1930.
Fate Sold September 2 1931 and broken up for scrap.

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McCawley 70kCol. Charles G. McCawley, USMC, born at Philadelphia, Pa., 29 January 1827, was appointed a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps 3 March 1847. He took part in the storming of Chapultepec and the capture of Mexico City during the Mexican War. He was brevetted first lieutenant 13 September 1847, for gallantry in those actions. In the Civil War, he aided in the capture of Port Royal, S.C., 7 November 1861 and led a detachment of 200 marines to reoccupy the Norfolk Navy Yard, May 1862. He subsequently commanded marine detachments during operations in Charleston Harbor against Forts Wagner, Gregg, and Sumter. For gallant and meritorious conduct during the boat attack on the latter fort, 8 September 1863, he was brevetted major. In 1876 he was appointed colonel commandant, the highest post in the Marine Corps, and served in that position until he retired in 1891. Colonel McCawley died at Philadelphia, 13 October 1891. Photo from the USMC History Division.Bill Gonyo
McCawley 63kUndated, location unknown.David Buell
McCawley 127kUSS McCawley (DD-276), At anchor during the early 1920s. Courtesy of ESKC Joseph L. Aguillard, USNR, 1969. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 69428.Robert Hurst
McCawley 149kPuget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington USS Mahopac (AT-29), in center, and five destroyers in Dry Dock Number Two, 8-22 September 1921. The destroyers include Doyen (DD-280), Henshaw (DD-278), McCawley (DD-276), Meyer (DD-279) and Moody (DD-277). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Red Lead Row 195kRed Lead Row, San Diego Destroyer Base, California. Photographed at the end of 1922, with at least 65 destroyers tied up there. Ships present are identified as: (left to right, in the right diagonal row): Stansbury (DD-180); MacKenzie (DD-175); Renshaw (DD-176); Howard (DD-179); Gillis (DD-260); Tingey (DD-272); McLanahan (DD-264); Swasey (DD-273); Morris (DD-271); Bailey (DD-269); Tattnall (DD-125); Breese (DD-122); Radford (DD-120); Aaron Ward (DD-132) -- probably; Ramsey (DD-124); Montgomery (DD-121); and Lea (DD-118). (left to right, in the middle diagonal row): Wickes (DD-75); Thornton (DD-270); Meade (DD-274); Crane (DD-109); Evans (DD-78); McCawley (DD-276); Doyen (DD-280); Elliot (DD-146); Henshaw (DD-278); Moody (DD-277); Meyer (DD-279); Sinclair (DD-275); Turner (DD-259); Philip (DD-76); Hamilton (DD-141); Boggs (DD-136); Claxton (DD-140); Ward (DD-139); Hazelwood (DD-107) or Kilty (DD-137); Kennison (DD-138); Jacob Jones (DD-130); Aulick (DD-258); Babbitt (DD-128); Twiggs (DD-127); and Badger (DD-126). (left to right, in the left diagonal row): Shubrick (DD-268); Edwards (DD-265); Palmer (DD-161); Welles (DD-257); Mugford (DD-105); Upshur (DD-144); Greer (DD-145); Wasmuth (DD-338); Hogan (DD-178); O'Bannon (DD-177); and -- possibly -- Decatur (DD-341). (Nested alongside wharf in left center, left to right): Prairie (AD-5); Buffalo (AD-8); Trever (DD-339); and Perry (DD-340). Minesweepers just astern of this group are Partridge (AM-16) and Brant (AM-24). Nearest ship in the group of destroyers at far left is Dent (DD-116). The others with her are unidentified. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. : NH 42539 Robert Hurst
McCawley 153kUSS McCawley (DD-276) leading USS Henshaw (DD-278) and an unidentified destroyer heading to Culebra Island, West Indies during February 1924.Robert M. Cieri
McCawley 80kUSS Moody (DD-277), USS Decatur (DD-341) and USS McCawley in the Panama Canal circa the early 1930's.Bruce Billig
McCawley 232kThe 1930's in Juneau, Alaska from the John Dickey collection.Ed Zajkowski

USS McCAWLEY DD-276 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LTJG Howard Edward Haynes    Sep 22 1919 - ?
CDR Arthur Wesley Sears    Oct 13 1919 - ?
CDR Arthur Hopkins Rice, Jr.    ? 1921 - ?
LCDR Leo Lee Lindley    Apr 1 1924 - ?
LCDR Warren Lester Moore    ? 1927 - ?
LCDR Earl Harrison Quinlan    Dec 5 1929 - Apr 1 1930

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Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
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Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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