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Mahan (DM 7)

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Easy - Quack - King


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

Wickes Class Destroyer/Stribling Class Light Minelayer:

  • Laid down 4 May 1918 at Fore River Shipbuilding, Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Launched 4 August 1918
  • Commissioned USS Mahan, Destroyer No. 102, 24 October 1918 at Boston Navy Yard
  • Reclassified as a Light Minelayer, DM-7, 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned 1 May 1930 at Philadelphia PA
  • Struck from the Navy Register 22 October 1930
  • Sold for scrap 17 January 1931 to the Boston Iron and Metal Co. of Baltimore MD.


  • Displacement 1,191 t.
    1921 - 1224 t.
  • Length 314' 4½"
  • Beam 30' 11¼"
  • Draft 9' 2"
  • Speed 34 kts.
    1921 - 35.05 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 27,880shp Curtis geared turbines, two shafts.

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    Shawmut 358k Nest of four destroyers alongside Shawmut (CM 4). Maury (DD 100) and Mahan are the outboard ships
    U.S. Navy photo M-31 DD CM-4
    Darryl Baker
    Mahan 66k Seen here still carrying hull No.102. The symbol next to the 102 indicates that Mahan is a member of the Mine Force and has been converted to a Light Minelayer
    Mahan 37k Seen here still carrying hull No.102. Robert Hurst
    Mahan 37k . Barb Rebold
    Mahan 37k
    Mahan 388k Photo from Ernesto Arroyo collection from "United States Warships of World War I" by Paul H. Silverstone Robert Hurst
    Mahan 37k Photo DD 102-3 from collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum Darryl Baker
    Mahan 37k Mahan and USS Shawmut (CM 4) in Cuba in 1919-1920. Both have Curtis H-16 flying boats alongside
    Photo DD 102-Shawmut Cuba 1920 from collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
    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): Mahan; USS Lansdale (DM-7, formerly DD-102); USS Maury (DM 5, formerly DD-100); 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

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Franklin Paul Conger, USN - USNA Class of 1908
    Awarded the Navy Cross (1918) - Retired as Captain
    24 October 1918
    02LCDR Aubrey Wray "Jake" Fitch, USN - USNA Class of 1906
    Awarded two Navy Distinguished Service Medals (1942/1944) and the Legion of Merit (1945) - Retired as Admiral
    15 July 1921 - 20 November 1922
    03CDR Andrew Samuel Hickey, USN - Awarded the Legion of Merit (1942)20 November 1922
    04LCDR Roscoe Ernest Schuirmann, USN - Retired as Rear Admiral16 September 1924
    05LCDR George Nathan Barker, USN - USNA Class of 1907
    Awarded the Navy Cross (1918) - Retired as Captain
    17 October 1927 - May 1929
    06CDR Frank Robert Berg, USNMay 1929 - 1 May 1930
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves, Bill Gonyo and Joe Radigan

    View the Mahan (DM-7)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    NavSource Destroyer Pages, USS Mahan (DD-102)
    Association of Minemen
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