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Hart (DM 8)
ex-Destroyer No. 110



Call sign:
George - Sail - Watch - Vice

Wickes Class Destroyer/Stribling Class Minelayer:

  • Laid down 1 January 1918 by the Union Iron Works, San Francisco, CA
    (1921 edition of Ships' Data, U.S. Naval Vessels lists keel laid date as 8 January 1918)
  • Launched 4 July 1918
  • Commissioned USS Hart, Destroyer No. 110, 26 May 1919
  • Redesignated a Light Minelayer, DM-8, 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned 1 June 1931 at San Diego, CA
  • Struck from the Naval Register 11 November 1931
  • Sold for scrap 25 February 1932.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,191 t.
  • Length 314' 4½"
  • Beam 30' 11¼"
  • Draft 9' 2"
  • Speed 34 kts.
    1921 - 33.97 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 28,700shp Curtis geared turbines.

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    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    Hart 112k Dressed with flags following conversion to a light minelayer, circa 1920 still wears her old destroyer bow number (110)
    Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1975
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 82139
    Robert Hurst
    Hart 55k c. 1920s
    China
    Joe Ryan
    Hart 161k c. 1928
    Making smoke while on a speed run off Chefoo, China
    David Wright
    Hart 174k In the harbor of Chefoo, China, on 9 September 1928
    Courtesy of Mr. Franklin Moran, 1967
    Naval History and Heritage Command photos NH 64431 and NH 64571
    Mike Green
    Hart 169

    Commanding Officers
    01CDR Harold Jones, USN26 May 1919 - 18 March 1920
    02LCDR Joseph Mason Deem, USN18 March 1920 - 26 September 1921
    03LCDR Hugh Pope LeClair, USN1920 - 8 May 1922
    04LCDR Alfred Shepard Wolfe, USN8 May 1922 - 10 August 1922
    05LCDR James Madison Doyle, USN10 August 1922 - 20 October 1922
    06LCDR Guy Carlton Barnes, USN20 October 1922 - 24 June 1923
    07LCDR Alfred Shepard Wolfe, USN24 June 1923 - 10 June 1924
    08LCDR Robert Pollok Guiler, Jr., USN10 June 1924 - 26 June 1926
    09LCDR Herbert Whitwell Underwood, USN26 June 1926 - 25 June 1928
    10LCDR Romuald Peter Paul Meclewski, USN25 June 1928 - 1 January 1929
    11LT Herbert Gladstone Hopwood, USN - USNA Class of 1920
    Awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (1960), two Legions of Merit with Combat V (1944/1945) and two Navy Commendation Medals with Combat V - Retired as Admiral
    1 January 1929 - 25 June 1929
    12LCDR Armit Chester Thomas, USN25 June 1927 - 10 August 1930
    13LCDR John Henry Keefe, USN10 August 1930 - 9 January 1931
    14LT Amariah Basil Cartwright USN9 January 1931 - 1 June 1931
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

    View the Hart (DM-8)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    NavSource Destroyer Pages, USS Hart (DD-110)
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen

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