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USS CORRY (DD-334)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUQZ

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 September 15 1919.
Launched March 28 1921 and commissioned May 25 1921.
Decommissioned February 5 1930.
Stricken July 22 1930.
Fate Sold and broken up for scrap in 1930.

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Corry 91kWilliam Merrill Corry was born 5 October 1889 in Quincy, Fla., graduated from the United States Naval Academy 3 June 1910, and was designated naval aviator 6 March 1916. He served with distinction in command of the air station at Le Croisic, France, during World War I, and after the war remained in Europe working with the aviation aspects of demobilization. While serving on the staff of Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet, Lieutenant Commander Corry was injured in an airplane crash 3 October 1920. Thrown clear, he plunged into the flaming wreckage to save the plane's pilot. This heroism was recognized with the Congressional Medal of Honor. Corry died of his burns 7 October 1920. Photo #: 24-P-73. Ensign William Merrill Corry, Jr., USN (1889-1920) photograph by F. Brunel, taken March 1913. Photograph from the U.S. Navy Bureau of Personnel Collections in the U.S. National Archives.Tony Cowart/Robert M. Cieri
Corry 74kUndated, location unknown from the Frederick Wood collection.Stanley Svec
Corry 60kUndated, location unknown.Paul Rebold
Corry 152kUSS Corry (DD-334) Launching, at the Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Union Plant, Potrero Works, San Francisco, California, 28 March 1921. Small photograph at left shows the ship's Sponsor, Mrs. Sarah M.E. Corry. USS Morris (DD-271) is partially visible in the right background. Collection of the Society of Sponsors of the U.S. Navy. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Corry 110kUSS Corry (DD-334) At anchor off San Diego, California, circa 1921. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Corry 85kUSS Corry (DD-334) anchored off San Diego, California, circa the early 1920s. Courtesy of ESKC Joseph L. Aguillard, USNR, 1969. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Corry 105kAnchored off 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 Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Corry 138kDestroyer Division 36 in San Francisco, circa 1922.Terry D. Tull
Corry 70kPhoto #: NH 77258: The USS Cuyama (AO-3) with twelve destroyers tied up alongside, during the early 1920s. The ships present include (from left to right): USS Jacob Jones (DD-130); USS Hull (DD-330); USS Thompson (DD-305); USS Corry (DD-334); USS Kennedy (DD-306); USS Reno (DD-303); USS Cuyama (AO-3; USS Stoddert (DD-302); USS Yarborough (DD-314); USS Sloat (DD-316); USS Litchfield (DD-336); USS Shubrick (DD-268); USS Young (DD-312); Courtesy of Mrs. C.R. DeSpain, 1973. From the scrapbooks of Fred M. Butler. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fabio Peņa
Corry 175kMare Island Navy Yard, California. Six destroyers docked at one time in the Yard's concrete Dry Dock # 2, during the period June 15 to July 14 1922. These ships are all members of Destroyer Division 36. The three in front are (from left to right): USS Farenholt (DD-332), USS Sumner (DD-333) and USS Hull (DD-330), in the back row are USS MacDonough (DD-331), USS Corry (DD-334) and USS Melvin (DD-335). The drydock's dimensions, as given on the photograph, are 740 feet in length and 120 feet in width, with 30 feet of water over the sill. Courtesy of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 1970. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Corry 104kSecretary of Navy C. D. Wilbur is on the bridge of the USS Corry (DD 334) upon her arrival at Mare Island on 25 August 1925.Darryl Baker
Corry 123kUSS Corry (DD-334) Underway off Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California, circa the middle or later 1920s. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Joe Radigan
Corry 40kUSS Sumner (DD-333) and USS Corry (DD-334) in the Panama Canal circa 1929.Shapley R. Hunter IV
Corry 157kUSS Broome (DD-210) during 1930 in San Diego on a marine railway being readied for recommissioning with USS Corry (DD-334) in foreground. From the John Dickey collection.Ed Zajkowski
Corry 138kDestroyers at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 11 April 1930 These ships are (from left to right): USS Badger (DD-126); USS Claxton (DD-140); USS Philip (DD-76); USS Broome (DD-210); and the stricken Corry (ex DD-334), which is being scrapped.Fred Weiss
Corry 94kex-USS Corry (DD-334) Being dismantled, at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, circa 1930. Courtesy of J.A. Casoly. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Corry 67kPhoto #: NH 99086, ex-USS Corry (DD-334) ship's partially dismantled hulk, sunk in shallow water in the Napa River, California, about a mile from the Mare Island Navy Yard, 1939. Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1975. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Corry 79kPhoto #: NH 99087, ex-USS Corry (DD-334) photograph taken on board the ship's partially dismantled hulk, sunk in shallow water in the Napa River, California, about a mile from the Mare Island Navy Yard, 1939. This view shows torpedo tube bases, amidships. Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1975. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Corry 84kPhoto #: NH 99088, ex-USS Corry (DD-334) a youthful visitor sticks his head out of a porthole on the ship's partially dismantled hulk, sunk in shallow water in the Napa River, California, about a mile from the Mare Island Navy Yard, 1939. Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1975. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Corry 83kPhoto #: NH 99089, ex-USS Corry (DD-334) view of the crew's berthing space, forward, 1939. Taken on board the ship's partially dismantled hulk, which was sunk in shallow water in the Napa River, California, about a mile from the Mare Island Navy Yard. Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1975. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Corry 85kPhoto #: NH 99090, ex-USS Corry (DD-334) view looking aft towards the Commanding Officer's stateroom and pantry, 1939. Taken on board the ship's partially dismantled hulk, which was sunk in shallow water in the Napa River, California, about a mile from the Mare Island Navy Yard. Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1975. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Corry 71kPhoto #: NH 99091, ex-USS Corry (DD-334) a young visitor holds the "Y" plate from the ship's name, 1939. Taken on board the ship's partially dismantled hulk, which was sunk in shallow water in the Napa River, California, about a mile from the Mare Island Navy Yard. Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1975. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Corry 60kPhoto #: NH 99092, ex-USS Corry (DD-334) the ship's partially dismantled hulk in 1966. She had been sunk in shallow water in the Napa River, California, about a mile from the Mare Island Navy Yard. Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1975. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Corry 71kPhoto #: NH 99093, ex-USS Corry (DD-334) the ship's partially dismantled hulk in 1966. She had been sunk in shallow water in the Napa River, California, about a mile from the Mare Island Navy Yard. Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1975. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Corry 133kPhoto #: NH 99094, ex-USS Corry (DD-334) view on board the ship's partially dismantled hulk, 1966. She had been sunk in shallow water in the Napa River, California, about a mile from the Mare Island Navy Yard. Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1975. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Corry 66kPart of the hull of the USS Corry is located in the Napa River about midway between Vallejo and Napa as of Summer 2004. After being partially dismantled at the Mare Island Navy Yard, ex-USS Corry's remains, consisting of most of her hull and a small portion of her superstructure, were sold. Taken a short distance up the Napa River, about a mile from Mare Island, she was later abandoned where she lay.Jim Kern, Director, Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum

USS CORRY DD-334 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Karl Erehard Hintze    May 25 1921 - ?
CDR George Franklin Neal    ? 1922 - ?
LCDR Bernhard Henry Bieri    ? 1923 - ? (Later VADM)
LCDR Kinchen Leonard Hill    Jul 31 1923 - ?
LCDR Frederick Louis Riefkohl    Jul 8 1926 - ? (Later RADM)
LCDR Lawrence Fairfax Reifsnider    ? 1927 - ?

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