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|108k||USS Dobbin (AD-3) fitting out at Philadelphia Navy Yard, on the yard's Delaware River waterfront, with the hammerhead crane in center, 31 May 1923. Among the ships visible are: Destroyers USS Sharkey (DD-281), USS Coghlan (DD-326) and USS Preston (DD-327), at right; and USS Lamson (DD-328), astern of Preston with two other destroyers moored inboard.
US Navy photo # NH 43454 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|US Naval Historical Center|
|95k||USS Dobbin (AD-3) moored pierside at Philadelphia Navy Yard, circa 1920s.
US Navy photo
|74k||USS Dobbin (AD-3) underway, date and location unknown.||C.K. Barnes, USS Dobbin - Pearl Harbor survivor
Courtesy Jon Burdett
|63k||USS Dobbin (AD-3) underway, date and location unknown.||Robert Hurst|
|100k||USS Dobbin (AD-3) underway, date and location unknown.||C.K. Barnes, USS Dobbin - Pearl Harbor survivor
Courtesy Jon Burdett, and Cheryl Odell
|56k||USS Dobbin (AD-3) off Philadelphia Navy Yard, PA., circa 1925.
US Navy photo # NH 1349 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|US Naval Historical Center|
|104k||USS Dobbin (AD-3) during the Fleet Review, 4 June 1927.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 54525, courtesy Shipscribe.com
|157k||USS Dobbin (AD-3) off Gonaives, Haiti, with seven destroyers alongside, March 1928. The destroyers are (from outboard to inboard):
USS Kane (DD-235);
USS King (DD-242); unidentified;
USS James K. Paulding (DD-238);
USS Sturtevant (DD-240); and two unidentified.
US Navy photo # NH 61556 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|US Naval Historical Center|
|167k||USS Dobbin (AD-3) transiting the Panama Canal, date unknown.
US Navy photo courtesy Shipscribe.com
|74k||USS Dobbin (AD-3) at anchor, date and location unknown. Note USS Bonita (SS-165) underway in the foreground.||Ric Hedman and Tom Kermen|
|78k||USS Dobbin (AD-3) at anchor, date and location unknown. (Close-up view of photo #1) Dobbin appears to have four Clemson class destroyers alongside. Note USS Bonita (SS-165) underway in the foreground.||Ric Hedman|
|140k||Port side view of USS Dobbin (AD-3) moored at San Diego on Navy Day, 27 October 1932. The destroyers tied up alongside are
(from inboard to outboard):
USS Sands (DD-243);
USS King (DD-242);
USS Humphreys (DD-236) and
USS Lawrence (DD-250). All ships are dressed with flags for the holiday.
Note the airplane flying overhead.
US History and Heritage Command photo # NH 65009, Donation of Franklin Moran, 1967
|156k||Starboard side view of USS Dobbin (AD-3) moored at San Diego on Navy Day, 27 October 1932.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 65008, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|103k||USS Dobbin (AD-2) with several destroyers alongside, circa 1937. They include (from left to right):
USS Phelps (DD-360),
USS Worden (DD-352),
USS Macdonough (DD-351),
USS Dewey (DD-349) and
USS Hull (DD-350). Note that some of these ships' hull numbers are painted close to the waterline, while others are about midway between the boot topping and the weather deck.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 54527 Courtesy of BMGC Ralph E. Turpin, USN (Retired), 1963
|92k||Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941. View taken around 0926 hrs. in the morning of 7 December, from an automobile on the road in the Aiea area, looking about WSW with destroyer moorings closest to the camera. In the center of the photograph are:
USS Dobbin (AD-3), with destroyers
USS Hull (DD-350),
USS Dewey (DD-349),
USS Worden (DD-352) and
USS Macdonough (DD-351) alongside.
The ship just to the left of that group is USS Phelps (DD-360), which got underway on two boilers around 0926 hrs.
The group further to the right consists of:
USS Whitney (AD-4), with destroyers
USS Conyngham (DD-371),
USS Reid (DD-369),
USS Tucker (DD-374),
USS Case (DD-370) and
USS Selfridge (DD-357) alongside.
USS Solace (AH-5) is barely visible at the far left.
US National Archives photo # 80_G-33045 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|49k||USS Dobbin (AD-3) with six destroyers alongside at Humboldt Bay, New Guinea anchorage, 7 October 1944. The outboard destroyer is USS Howorth (DD-592).
National Archives photo # SC 261022
|John Chiquoine and Dave Schroeder|
|50k||USS Dobbin (AD-3) with (from inboard to outboard) USS Lovering (DE-39), USS Welles (DD-628), USS Mustin (DD-413) and USS Fletcher (DD-445) alongside at Seeadler harbor, Admiralty Islands, date unknown. Photo from "United States Destroyer Operations of World War II", by Theodore Roscoe.||Robert Hurst|
|01||CDR. Bingham, Donald Cameron, USN (02)||23 July 1924 - 9 July 1926|
|02||CAPT. Henderson, Robert William, USN (04) :RADM||9 July 1926 - July 1928|
|04||CAPT. Sadler, Frank Howard :RADM||17 December 1928 - 13 June 1930|
|05||CAPT. MacFall, Roscoe Conkling||13 June 1930 - 1 June 1932|
|06||CAPT. Stapler, John Taylor Gause||1 June 1932 - 18 January 1935|
|07||CAPT. Payne, Samuel Spottswood||18 January 1935 - 18 January 1938|
|08||CDR. Comstock, Lewis Wells||18 January 1938 - 1 July 1938|
|10||CAPT. Eldredge. Emory Percival||1 July 1939 - 10 June 1940|
|11||CDR. Paddock, Hubert Esterly||10 June 1940 - 21 June 1941|
|13||CDR. Williams, Harold Nordmark||September 1942 - 26 May 1944|
|14||CAPT. Cutler, Shirley Youngs||26 May 1944 - 31 May 1945|
|15||CAPT. Warren, John Thompson :RADM||31 May 1945 - 27 September 1946|
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