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USS Whitney (AD-4)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Romeo - Lima
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941)
Second Row - American Defense Service Medal (with Sea clasp) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal
Dobbin Class Destroyer Tender:
Laid down, 23 April 1921, at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
Launched, 12 October 1923
Commissioned USS Whitney (AD-4), 2 September 1924
USS Whitney was at Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941
Decommissioned, 22 October 1946, at San Diego, CA.
Custody transferred to the Maritime Commission, 21 November 1946
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 22 January 1947
Final Disposition, sold for scraping, 18 March 1948, to Dulien Ship Products Co.
USS Whitney received one battle star for her World War II service
Displacement 8,325 t., 16,900 t.(lim)
Length 483' 10"
Draft 25' 2" (lim)
Speed 16 kts (trial).
Largest boom capacity 17 t.
four single 5"/38 cal. dual purpose gun mounts
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
Ship's Service Generators three 250Kw 120V D.C.
Fuel Capacity NFSO 6,845 Bbls.
one Navy Yard Boston, Parsons-design geared turbine
four Thorny boilers 215psi Sat.
single Navy Yard Philadelphia Main Reduction Gear
single propeller, 7,000shp
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||USS Whitney (AD-4) moored to a buoy at San Diego, 7 October 1932. Her boats are alongside, and the masts of four "flushdeck" destroyers can be seen beyond her.
US Navy photo # NH 65007.
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||USS Whitney (AD-4) at anchor, date and location unknown.
||USS Whitney (AD-4) passing through the Panama Canal in 1936.
||USS Whitney (AD-4) moored, date and location unknown
||Jerry C. Lester for his father
James C. Lester BT2/c USS Whitney 1932-38
||USS Whitney (AD-4) moored to a buoy at Pearl Harbor, T.H., 17 April 1942.
US Navy photo.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
||USS Whitney (AD-4) tending destroyers at San Diego, CA., date unknown.
US Navy photo
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret
||USS Whitney (AD-4) underway, date and location unknown
||Overhead view of USS Whitney (AD-4) underway with tugs alongside, date and location unknown.
USS Whitney (AD-4)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|CAPT. White, Richard Drace||2 September 1924 - ?|
|CAPT. Ancrum, William||? - 1929|
|CAPT. Godwin, Donald Clark,||? - 1939|
|CDR. Corn, William Anderson,|| ? - 1940|
|CDR. Pigman, N. M.||? - 1941|
|CDR. Wood, Robert Winthrop||October 1945 - 22 October 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Pearl Harbor Action Report
Last Updated 21 January 2011
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|