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Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUPQ

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 September 8 1919.
Launched December 10 1919 and commissioned March 1 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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Billingsley 5kBorn in Winona, Miss., 24 April 1887, William Devotie Billingsley graduated from the Academy in 1909. One of the first Naval Aviators, Ensign Billingsley was killed in an airplane crash near Annapolis, Md., 20 June 1913. Photo as a midshipman at Annapolis.Bill Gonyo
Billingsley 39kUndated, location unknown.E Mark Baland
Billingsley 175kPhotographed during the early 1920s by N. Moser, New York City. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Joe Radigan
Billingsley 86kBillingsley was policing the course for a race between the Resolute and Shamrock IV on July 17, 1920. From the collection of Bill's Grandfather.William Meredith
Billingsley 78kAs above.William Meredith
Billingsley 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
Billingsley 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.-
Billingsley 100kUSS Billingsley towing the "Boston" a world flier.Tommy Trampp
Billingsley 136kUSS Billingsley (DD 293) with seaplane aft of her in August 1924. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Billingsley 92kUSS Billingsley USS Billingsley was one of the ships responsible of following the "World Fliers Crossing" 1924 cruise.Tommy Trampp
Billingsley 79kUSS Flusser (DD-289), USS Billingsley (DD-293), and USS Dale (DD-290) at Venice, Italy, in 1924-25. Courtesy of Jack Howland.Fred Weiss
Billingsley 95kFiring her 4" guns while steaming at high speed in 1926. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Joe Radigan
Billingsley 74kWestern Mediterranean circa 1926.Marc Piché

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Henry David Cooke Jr.    Mar 1 1920 - Nov 15 1921
LCDR Robert Morris Doyle Jr.    Nov 15 1921 - May 21 1922
CDR Archibald Grahame Stirling    May 21 1922 - Jun 19 1923
LT William Faulkner Amsden    Jun  19 1923 - Dec 6 1925
LCDR Joseph Franklin Crowell Jr.    Dec 6 1925 - Aug 15 1927
LCDR Walter Atlee Edwards    Aug 15 1927 - Sep 10 1929
LCDR Calvin Hayes Cobb    Sep 10 1929 - May 1 1930 (Later VADM)

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Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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