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USS BRUCE (DD-329)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUPS

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 July 30 1919.
Launched May 20 1920 and commissioned September 29 1921.
Decommissioned May 1 1930.
Stricken November 6 1931.
Fate Sold August 23 1932 to Boston Metals and broken up for scrap.

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Bruce 85kBorn in Grand Island, Nebraska, 20 August 1879, Frank Bruce entered the Navy as a Boatswain 6 February 1911 and was commissioned a Lieutenant (temporary) 1 July 1918. He commanded Bobolink (AM 20) during the North Sea Mine Barrage Sweep and was killed when a mine exploded 17 May 1919.Bill Gonyo
Bruce 102kUndated, location unknown.Robin Rielly
Bruce 125kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Bruce 194kAt the launching of the USS Bruce. The individuals are as follows: (Left) Lt Bruce's brother Fred C Bruce, the Captain of the Bruce, Mrs. Fred Bruce (Geraldine Nell Hackett Bruce) and the young man at the rear is Lt Bruce's Nephew, the son of Frank's sister, May 20 1920.Dave Haynes
Bruce 235kThe destroyers Preston (DD-327) and Bruce (DD-329) pictured in the Pedro Miguel Locks in the Panama Canal. The ships, both of which were assigned to the Atlantic Fleet Destroyer Force, were participants in winter exercises in the Caribbean circa 1922. Photo courtesy of the National Naval Aviation Museum.Bill Gonyo
Bruce 99kUSS Bruce (DD-329) at San Diego, California, circa the early 1920s. Photographed by the Pier Studio, San Diego. Courtesy of ESKC Joseph L. Aguillard, USNR, 1969. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 69316.Robert Hurst
Bruce 103kCirca 1921-1926.Jon Burdett
Bruce 133kPhoto #: NH 75768. Officers on the ship's open bridge, during engineering, gunnery and torpedo exercises in early 1921. Those present are (from left to right): Commander Henry C. Gearing, Jr., Commanding Officer, USS Bruce; Captain William V. Pratt, Commander, Destroyer Force, Pacific Fleet; Lieutenant Homer L. Grosskopf, Executive Officer, USS Bruce; and Captain Franck Taylor Evans, Chief of Staff, Destroyer Force, Pacific Fleet. Note pelorus at right and cigarettes and pipes in use. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of Admiral William V. Pratt. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Bill Gonyo
Bruce 106kShips of Destroyer Division 27 moored with several yachts and other vessels in Venice Harbour, 3 April 1926. The destroyers are (from left centre to right centre): USS Preston (DD-327); USS Lamson (DD-328); USS Coghlan (DD-326) and USS Bruce (DD-329) USN Photo No NH86200.Robert Hurst
Bruce 103kUSS Whitney (AD-4) With USS Lamson (DD-328) alongside, in the Hudson River, New York, at 1000 Hrs. on 2 May 1927. Several other destroyers are in the background, among them USS Bruce (DD-329) at right. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss

USS BRUCE DD-329 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR George N. Reeves Jr.    Sep 29 1920 - ?
CDR Henry Chalfant Gearing Jr.    ? 1921 - ?
CDR Francis Martin Robinson    Jun 15 1922 - ?
CDR Gordon Wayne Haines    ? 1924 - ?
CDR Louis Francis Thibault    Apr 23 1925 - ?
LCDR Augustine Heard Gray    May 20 1925 - Jun 14 1927
LCDR Charlie Paul McFeathers    Jun 14 1927 - May 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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