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Maury (DM 5)



Call sign (1924):
Nan - Easy - Pup - George

ex-DD-100



Call sign (1919):
George - Sail - Watch - Have

Wickes Class Destroyer/Stribling Class Light Minelayer:

  • Laid down 4 May 1918 at Fore River Shipbuilding, Quincy, Massachusetts
    Ships Data, U.S. Naval Vessels lists keel laid 26 February 1918
  • Launched 4 July 1918
  • Commissioned USS Maury, Destroyer No. 100, 23 September 1918 at Boston Navy Yard
  • Reclassified as a Light Minelayer, DM-5, 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned 19 March 1930 at Philadelphia, PA
  • Struck from the Navy Register 26 October 1930
  • Sold for scrap 17 January 1931 to the Boston Iron and Metal Co. of Baltimore MD.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,191 t.
    1921 - 1189 t.
  • Length 314' 4½"
  • Beam 30' 11¼"
  • Draft 9' 2"
  • Speed 34 kts.
    1921 - 34.59 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 26,890shp Curtis geared turbines, two shafts.

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    USS Maury (DD 100)
    Maury 340k Photo DD 100-DM5 from the collection of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum Darryl Baker
    Shawmut 358k Nest of four destroyers alongside Shawmut (CM 4). Maury and Mahan (DD 102) are the outboard ships
    U.S. Navy photo M-31 DD CM-4
    Maury 295k 17 January 1919
    Gibraltar
    Photo DD 100-17Jan19 from the collection of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
    USS Maury (DM 5)
    Israel 91k c. 1921
    Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA
    Still wearing their destroyer bow numbers with the mine force insignia painted on immediately behind, are (from left to right): USS Mahan (DM-7, formerly DD-102); USS Lansdale (DM-6, formerly DD-101); Maury; and USS Israel (DM 3, formerly DD-98)
    Photographed by H. J. Darley, 46 Water Street, Charlestown, Massachusetts
    U.S. Navy photo NH 103189 from the collections of the Naval Historical Center
    Barb Rebold
    Maury 141k c. 1921
    Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA
    Still wearing her former destroyer bow number, with the mine force insignia painted on immediately abaft.
    Photographed by H. J. Darley, 46 Water Street, Charlestown, Massachusetts
    U.S. Navy photo NH 103191 from the collections of the Naval Historical Center
    Maury 262k Vertical aerial view, taken in 2 May 1927
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 46432
    Mike Green

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR John Henry Newton, USN - Retired as Vice Admiral23 September 1918 - 1919
    02LCDR William Robinson Smith, Jr., USN1919
    03LCDR William Walter Wilson, USN18 December 1921 - 11 January 1922
    04CDR Henry Chalfant Gearing, Jr., USN11 January 1922 - 9 June 1924
    05LCDR Abner Moyer Steckel, USN9 June 1924
    06LCDR Samuel Robert Shumaker, USN1 September 1927 - 1928
    07CDR James Blair Glennon, USN1928
    08LT Allen Hobbs, USN1929 - 19 March 1930
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Bill Gonyo

    View the Maury (DM-5)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    NavSource Destroyer Pages, USS Maury (DD-100)
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen

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