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USS JOHN FRANCIS BURNES (DD-299)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NIGQ

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 November 10 1918 and commissioned May1 1920.
Decommissioned February 25 1930.
Stricken July 22 1930.
Fate Sold June 10 1931 and broken up for scrap.

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Burnes 56kJohn Francis Burnes, born 1883 in Binghamton, N.Y., joined the U.S. Marine Corps 1904. Shortly before the war, he was appointed machine gunner, and commissioned June 1917. He was sent to France, where his gallant service in battle won him the Distinguished Service Cross. "In the attack on the Bois de Belleau 12 June 1918 he was badly wounded but completed disposition of his platoon under violent fire. The injuries which he sustained in the performance of this self-sacrificing duty later caused his death." Image of the Battle of Belleau Wood.Robert M. Cieri
Burnes 145kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Burnes 266kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of John Dickey.Ed Zajkowski
Burnes 97kUSS Percival (DD-298), USS Somers (DD-301) and USS John Francis Burnes (DD-299) circa early 1920's possibly in Bremerton, WA. From the collection of Aijiro Tashiro.Stephen Tashiro
Burnes 121kUSS John Francis Burnes (DD-299), Photographed during the 1920s, probably in San Diego Harbor, California. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 52317Robert Hurst
Burnes 135kDestroyers moored together at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, circa 1925 The ships present include (from right to left): USS Somers (DD-301); USS Farragut (DD-300); USS John Francis Burnes (DD-299); USS Percival (DD-298); and USS Stoddert (DD-302). The outboard destroyer (furthest to the left) can not be identified. Photograph from the Albert Chamberlain photo album, donated by Colonel Carl Mahakian, USMCR, 1975. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Burnes 59kFrom the collection of CDR August Billig, USS Decatur (DD-341), USS Somers (DD-301), USS John Francis Burnes (DD-299), USS Farragut (DD-300), USS Percival (DD-298), USS Wiliam Jones (DD-308) and USS Zeilin (DD-313) circa the early 1930's.Bruce Billig

USS JOHN FRANCIS BURNES DD-299 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Frank Nathaniel Eklund    May 1 1920 - ?
LCDR William Frederick (Bull) Halsey Jr.    ? 1921 - ? (Later FADM)
LCDR Murphy John Foster    ? 1923 - ?
LCDR Charles Henry Morrison    Sep 30 1923 - ?
CDR Joseph Baer    May 24 1926 - Jun 26 1928
LCDR William Woodruff Meek    Jun 26 1928 - Feb 25 1930

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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