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Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUNF

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 July 21 1919.
Launched November 7 1919 and commissioned February 25 1920.
Decommissioned May 1 1930.
Stricken October 22 1930.
Fate Sold in a block buy to Boston Metals, Baltimore, MD at 5,789.00 each.

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Flusser 78kCharles Williamson Flusser, born 27 September 1832 at Annapolis, Md., entered the Naval Academy in 1847, and after graduation served with distinction in command of Commodore Perry in the attack on Roanoke Islands and other operations in North Carolina waters during the Civil War. Later in command of Miami, Lieutenant Commander Flusser was killed in the action with CSS Albemarle off Plymouth, N.C., 19 April 1864. Photo #: NH 49566. Lieutenant Commander Charles W. Flusser, USN. (1832-1864) copy from a tintype taken at Plymouth, North Carolina, in 1864. LCdr. Flusser was killed in action on board USS Miami on 19 April 1864, near Plymouth, N.C. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Bill Gonyo
Flusser 185kPhoto taken by Ian's mother from a passenger ship in the Baltic circa 1924-1925 of the USS Flusser (DD-289) and USS Billingsley (DD-293).Ian W H Davies
Flusser 142kThe USS Flusser (DD-289), USS Reid (DD-292) and USS Billingsley (DD-293) portside of the right bank of the Vaugava river in front of Riga Castle, Riga Latvia in July 1924.-
Flusser 63kPhotograph taken during the 1920s. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Joe Radigan
Flusser 71kTransiting the Kiel Canal, Germany, in 1924-25. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Joe Radigan
Flusser 123kAt Venice, Italy, in 1924-25. Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1982. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Flusser 79kUSS Flusser (DD-289), USS Billingsley (DD-293), and USS Dale (DD-290) at Venice, Italy, in 1924-25. Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1982.Fred Weiss
Flusser 91kUSS Flusser (DD-289) Steaming at high speed, during the 1920s. Note that her after three smokestacks are painted a dark color, perhaps for identification purposes. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1969. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Flusser 57kUSS Flusser (Destroyer # 289) At the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts, March 1920. Panoramic photograph by J. Crosby, Naval Photographer, 11 Portland St., Boston, Mass. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Crosby Collection. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Flusser 60kCulebra Island, Puerto Rico Destroyers at anchor in Culebra Bay, during the 1920s. Identifiable ships present include: USS Somers (DD-301), at right; USS Reno (DD-303), at left; USS Henshaw (DD-278), left center; USS Flusser (DD-289), beyond Henshaw; USS Sinclair (DD-275), center. Collection of Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, USN. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Flusser 156kAerial view of USS Flusser (DD 289) with USS Charles Ausburn (DD 294) (upper destroyer) at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on Feb. 10, 1927. Naval History Center photo G51847. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Richard Somers Galloway    Feb 26 1920 - Jul 8 1920
LCDR Frank Loper Lowe    Jul 8 1920 - Sep 6 1922
CDR Stephen Doherty    Sep 6 1922 - Jun 12 1923
LCDR Daniel Aloysius McElduff    Jun 12 1923 - Jun 25 1926
CDR George Harris Emmerson    Jun 25 1926 - Jun 20 1929
LCDR Charles Snow Alden    Jun 20 1929 - May 1 1930

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Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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