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Stribling (DM 1)

Call sign:
George - Sail - Dog - Rush

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Able - Vice - Sail

Wickes Class Destroyer/Stribling Class Light Minelayer

  • Laid down 14 December 1917 at Fore River Shipbuilding Corp., Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Launched 29 May 1918
  • Commissioned USS Stribling, Destroyer No. 96, 16 August 1918 at the Boston Navy Yard
  • Reclassified as a Light Minelayer, DM-1, 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned 26 June 1922 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 December 1936
  • Sunk as a target in January 1937.


  • Displacement 1,191 t.
    1921 - 1,200 t.
  • Length 314' 4½"
  • Beam 30' 11¼"
  • Draft 9' 2"
  • Speed 34 kts.
    1921 - 34.41 kts.
  • Complement 103
    1921 - 122
  • Armament: Four 4"/50 mounts, two 1-pounders, one depth charge projector and two depth charge tracks
    1921 - Two 1-pounders replaced by one 3"/23 mount
  • Propulsion: Four White-Foster boilers, two 12,100shp Parsons turbines, two shafts
    1921 - Four Yarrow boilers and two 26,485shp Curtis geared turbines, two shafts.

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    Murray 178k Four Wickes class destroyer destroyers fitting out at Fore River on 20 June 1918, with USS Murray (DD-97, hull number 303) nearest to the camera and USS Stribling (DD-96, hull number 302) next in line. In the background is USS Bell (DD-95, hull number 301) and behind that USS Dyer (DD-84, hull number 279) History of War

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