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USS FULLER (DD-297)

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 Steel, San Francisco on July 4 1918.
Launched December 5 1918 and commissioned February 28 1920.
Wrecked on Honda Point Calif. September 8 1923.
Stricken November 20 1923.
Fate Wreck sold to Robert H. Smith of Oakland, California for $147.86 on October 29 1925.

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Fuller 104kEdward Canfield Fuller (4 September 1893 - 12 June 1918) was an officer in the United States Marine Corps and the son of Major General Ben Hebard Fuller (Commandant of the United States Marine Corps from 1930 to 1934). Born in Hamilton, Virginia, Fuller was a member of the Naval Academy class of 1916, and was commissioned in the Marine Corps upon graduation. Captain Fuller was killed in action with the 6th Marines in the Battle of Belleau Wood in France 12 June 1918, while fearlessly exposing himself in an artillery barrage in order to get his men into a safer position. He was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by the Army for his selfless sacrifice for his men. Photo courtesy of the USNA Lucky Bag.Robert M. Cieri/Bill Gonyo
Fuller 355kJune 30 1919 at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., San Francisco. From the John Dickey collection.Ed Zajkowski
Fuller 125kPhoto #: NH 53956, USS Fuller (DD-297) photographed circa 1920-1921. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Fuller 66kPhoto #: NH 67740, USS Fuller (DD-297) underway, circa the early 1920s. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1969. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Fuller 144kAerial view of the Honda Point disaster area September 8, 1923, showing all seven destroyers that ran aground on Honda Point during the night of 8 September 1923. Photographed from a plane assigned to USS Aroostook (CM-3). Ships are: USS Nicholas (DD-311), in the upper left; USS S.P. Lee (DD-310), astern of Nicholas; USS Delphy (DD-261), capsized in the left center; USS Young (DD-312), capsized in the center of the view; USS Chauncey (DD-296), upright ahead of Young; USS Woodbury (DD-309) on the rocks in the center; and USS Fuller (DD-297), in the lower center. The Southern Pacific Railway's Honda Station is in the upper left. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of Admiral William V. Pratt.Fabio Peņa
Fuller 71kPhoto #: NH 86413: Honda Point Disaster, September 1923, wrecked destroyers on Honda Point, California, soon after the night of 8 September 1923, when they went ashore in a heavy fog. In the foreground is USS Delphy (DD-261), which has broken in two, with her forward section capsized to port. USS Young (DD-312) is capsized to starboard, astern of Delphy. In the distance is USS Woodbury (DD-309), heeled to port with her bow near a small rock island, with USS Fuller (DD-297) faintly visible beyond her. Collection of Edward C. Knapp, Sr., courtesy of John E. Knapp, 1978. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fabio Peņa
Fuller 60kPhoto #: NH 42173: Honda Point disaster, September 1923, ships of Destroyer Squadron Eleven wrecked on the California coast, near the northern entrance of the Santa Barbara Channel, shortly after they ran aground in a fog during the night of 8 September 1923. The stern of USS Delphy (DD-261) is in the right foreground. At left is USS Chauncey (DD-296). Beyond her stern is the capsized USS Young (DD-312). USS Woodbury (DD-309) is on the rocks in the upper right, with USS Fuller (DD-297) partially visible behind her. Donation of BMGC Ralph E. Turpin, 1963. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fabio Peņa
Fuller 86kPhoto #: NH 84819: Honda Point Disaster, September 1923, wrecked destroyers on Honda Point, California, soon after the night of 8 September 1923, when they went ashore in a fog. In the foreground is USS Delphy (DD-261), which has broken in two, with her forward section capsized to port. At left, behind the rocky outcropping, is the stern of USS Chauncey (DD-296). USS Young (DD-312) is capsized to starboard, astern of Chauncey. In the distance is USS Woodbury (DD-309), heeled to port with her bow near a small rock island, with USS Fuller (DD-297) beyond her. Photograph by Aston. Donation of Captain George M. Grening, USN (Retired). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fabio Peņa
Fuller 59kPhoto #: NH 42172: Honda Point disaster, September 1923, ships of Destroyer Squadron Eleven wrecked on the California coast, near the northern entrance of the Santa Barbara Channel, shortly after they ran aground in the fog during the night of 8 September 1923. USS Delphy (DD-261) is in the foreground, capsized. Beyond her, also capsized, is USS Young (DD-312). USS Woodbury (DD-309) is on the rocks in the middle distance, with USS Fuller (DD-297) partially visible beyond her. Donation of BMGC Ralph E. Turpin, 1963. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fabio Peņa
Fuller 107kPhoto #: NH 69586: Honda Point Disaster, September 1923, aerial view of the disaster area, looking westward, seen from a plane assigned to USS Aroostook (CM-3). USS Fuller (DD-297) is in the center, with her bow toward the camera. Nearer, and listing to port, is USS Woodbury (DD-309). Note the oil in the water from these two ships, and from others that were wrecked at the same time. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of Admiral William V. Pratt. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fabio Peņa
Fuller 84kPhoto #: NH 66722: Honda Point Disaster, September 1923, aerial view of the southern part of the disaster area, showing five of the seven destroyers that ran aground on Honda Point during the night of 8 September 1923. Photographed from a plane assigned to USS Aroostook (CM-3). Ships visible are: USS Delphy (DD-261), capsized in the small cove at left; USS Young (DD-312), capsized in left center; USS Chauncey (DD-296), upright ahead of Young; USS Woodbury (DD-309) on the rocks in the right center; and USS Fuller (DD-297) on the rocks at right. The Southern Pacific Railway's Honda Station is in the upper middle. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of Admiral William V. Pratt. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fabio Peņa
Fuller 99kPhoto #: NH 66723: Honda Point Disaster, September 1923, aerial view of the disaster area, showing the seven destroyers that ran aground in a fog during the night of 8 September 1923. Photographed from a plane assigned to USS Aroostook (CM-3). Ships are: USS Nicholas (DD-311), in the left center; USS S.P. Lee (DD-310), astern of Nicholas; USS Delphy (DD-261), capsized in small cove (center); USS Young (DD-312), capsized in the center of the view; USS Chauncey (DD-296), upright ahead of Young; USS Woodbury (DD-309) on the rocks in the center; and USS Fuller (DD-297), closest to the camera. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of Admiral William V. Pratt. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fabio Peņa
Fuller 84kPhoto #: NH 84821: Honda Point Disaster, September 1923, wrecked destroyers on Honda Point, California, soon after the night of 8 September 1923, when they went ashore in a fog. In the foreground is USS Chauncey (DD-296), with life rafts in the water alongside. USS Young (DD-312) is capsized astern of Chauncey. In the distance is USS Woodbury (DD-309), heeled to port with her bow near a small rock island. USS Fuller (DD-297) is barely visible behind that island. Photograph by Aston. Donation of Captain George M. Grening, USN (Retired). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fabio Peņa
Fuller 146kHonda Point Disaster, September 1923, from top to bottom the wrecks of the USS Fuller (DD-297), USS Woodbury (DD-309), USS Young (DD-312) and USS Chauncey (DD-296). Copyright Bunnell Photo Shop, San Diego, CA. From the collection of CPO A. F. Meehan USN (Ret.).Pam Mayfield
Fuller 117k USS Chauncey (DD-296) in the foreground, with USS Young (DD-312) capsized astern. USS Woodbury (DD-309) in the centre distance, with USS Fuller (DD-297) faintly visible behind her. Note the people on the rocky point at right. photographed by Aston. Donation of Captain George M. Grening, USN (Retired) Photo No NH 84822.Robert Hurst

USS FULLER DD-297 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Robert Emmitt Rogers    Feb 28 1920 - Oct 3 1921
LCDR Walter Dudley Seed Jr.    Oct 3 1921 - Sep 8 1923

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