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USS DuPONT (Torpedo Boat # 7, TB-7)
later renamed Coast Torpedo Boat # 3

CLASS - Porter As Built.
Displacement 166 Tons.
Dimensions 176' 6" (oa) x 17' 9" x 4' 8".
Armament 4 x 1 pdr., 3 x 18" tt.
Speed 28 Knots, Crew 24.

Operational and Building Data
Builder Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, R.I.
Launched 30 March 1897 .
Commissioned 23 September 1897.
Renamed Coast Torpedo Boat # 3, 1 August 1918.
Decommissioned 8 March 1919.
Fate sold 19 July 1920.

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DuPont 37kSamuel Francis Du Pont (September 27, 1803 - June 23, 1865) was an American naval officer who achieved the rank of Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, and a member of the prominent Du Pont family; he was the only member of his generation to use a capital D. He served prominently during the Mexican-American War and the Civil War, was superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, and made significant contributions to the modernization of the U.S. Navy.NHC
DuPont 48kUndated, location unknown. Photo from Jane's Fighting Ships 1914.Robert Hurst
DuPont 184kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
DuPont 288kUndated, USS DuPont's (Torpdeo Boat # 7) crumpled bow. This view shows the damage done to DuPont after her collision with the Newport torpedo station dock. Photograph by F.H. Child; courtesy Scientific American. image and text from Building The Mosquito Fleet: The U.S. Navy's First Torpedo Boats by Richard V. Simpson.Robert Hurst
DuPont 146kUndated, Navy inspectors survey the damaged bow of the USS DuPont (Torpdeo Boat # 7). Photograph by F.H. Child; courtesy Scientific American. image and text from Building The Mosquito Fleet: The U.S. Navy's First Torpedo Boats by Richard V. Simpson.Robert Hurst
DuPont 130kUSS DuPont (TB-7) in dry dock at the New York Navy Yard, about 1897. Note the protected cruiser USS CHICAGO (1889-1935) in the background, undergoing modernization. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 19-N-14-23-16.Mike Green
DuPont 140kUSS DuPont (TB-7)in drydock at the New York Navy Yard, about 1897-98. Although labeled Porter on the negative, this actually shows the DuPont. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 19-N-13900.Mike Green
DuPont 66kPhoto #: NH 63748. USS Du Pont (TB-7) in a floating drydock at the Ollinger, Bruce Dry Dock Co., Mobile, Alabama, 18 February 1898. Photographed by Harbor Photo. The original photograph was received from the Office of Naval Intelligence in November 1898. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.NHC
DuPont 174kFoote (TB # 3), Ericsson (TB # 2), Morris (TB # 14) Cushing (TB # 1) and Porter (TB # 6) (or Dupont TB # 7) at Norfolk Navy Yard, circa early 1900s. Period postcard. Image and text from Building The Mosquito Fleet: The U.S. Navy's First Torpedo Boats, by Richard V. Simpson.Robert Hurst
DuPont 152kUSS DuPont (TB-7) in the ice, about 1900. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 19-N-14-23-17.Mike Green
DuPont 114kUSS DuPont (TB-7), November 1900. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 19-N-14-23-4.Mike Green
DuPont 83kPhoto #: NH 100030-KN. "Going at full speed off Sandy Hook" postcard by American News Co., Enrique Muller. Courtesy of R. D. Jeska, 1984.Terry Miller, Executive Director, Tin Can Sailors Inc.
DuPont 189kUSS Rodgers (TB-4), USS Porter (TB-6), USS DuPont (TB-7), USS Blakely (TB-27), USS Nicholson (TB-29) and USS O'Brien (TB-30) in Norfolk circa 1905.Bill Gonyo
DuPont 199kThe torpedo boats USS Porter TB-6 (left) and USS Du Pont TB-7 (right) are visiting the city of New Orleans, Louisiana in 1906. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.Bill Gonyo
DuPont 65kPhoto #: NH 100042. Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia. Torpedo boats of the Atlantic Fleet Reserve Torpedo Flotilla at the Norfolk Navy Yard, circa 1907. Most of these craft are partially dismantled. The two boats in the front right and the one in the front left (listed in no particular order) are: USS Bagley (TB-24), USS Barney (TB-25) and USS Biddle (TB-26). The two larger boats between them, in the foreground are (left to right): USS DuPont (TB-7) and USS Porter (TB- 6). The three boats in the back row are (left to right): One of the three Torpedo Boat # 3 class (Foote, Rodgers or Winslow), USS Cushing (TB-1) and either USS Gwin (TB-16) or USS Talbot (TB-15). The receiving ship USS Franklin (1867-1915) and a two-masted schooner are in the distance. Courtesy of R.D. Jeska, 1984. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.NHC
DuPont 81kPhoto #: NH 100418. Hudson-Fulton Day celebrations, October 1909. Five U.S. Navy torpedo boats at Troy, New York, for Hudson-Fulton Day, 9 October 1909. The two torpedo boats at left are (in no order): USS Porter (Torpedo Boat # 6); and USS DuPont (Torpedo Boat # 7). The other three are (from left center to right): USS Blakely (Torpedo Boat # 27); USS Shubrick (Torpedo Boat # 31); and USS Stockton (Torpedo Boat # 32). Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1985. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.NHC
DuPont 77kPhoto #: NH 100560. Margaret (U.S. Steam Yacht, 1913) at Boston, Massachusetts, 3 May 1917, while being converted for World War I Navy service. The torpedo boats Blakely (Torpedo Boat # 27) and DuPont (Torpedo Boat # 7) are at right. Acquired by the Navy on 28 April 1917 and placed in commission on 28 June 1917 as USS Margaret (SP-524), this yacht was renamed SP-524 in 1918. She was transferred to the War Department on 9 March 1920.NHC

USS DuPont TB-7 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Ron Reeves & Wolfgang Hechler

LTJG Spencer Shepard Wood    Sep 23 1897 - ? (Later RADM)

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