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Ludlow (DM 10)

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Easy - Nan - Zed


Call sign (1919):
George - Tare - Boy - Dog

Wickes Class Destroyer/Stribling Class Minelayer:

  • Laid down 7 January 1918 at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, CA
  • Launched 9 June 1918
  • Commissioned USS Ludlow, Destroyer No. 112, 23 December 1918
  • Redesignated as a Light Minelayer, (DM-10), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned 24 May 1930 at San Diego, CA
  • Struck from the Naval Register 18 November 1930
  • Sold for scrap 10 March 1931.


  • Displacement 1,191 t.
    1921 - 1196 t.
  • Length 314' 4½"
  • Beam 30' 11¼"
  • Draft 9' 2"
  • Speed 34 kts.
    1921 - 34.22 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 29,500shp Curtis geared turbines, two shafts.

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    Ludlow 37k

    Augustus Crommelin Ludlow (1 January 1792 13 June 1813) was an officer in the United States Navy during the War of 1812. Ludlow was born in Newburgh, New York. He was appointed midshipman April 2, 1804, and commissioned lieutenant June 3, 1810. Ludlow was second in command to Captain James Lawrence on the USS Chesapeake during the ship's engagement with HMS Shannon on June 1, 1813. It was to Ludlow that Lawrence said "Don't give up the ship." Both Ludlow and Lawrence were mortally wounded in that battle, and Ludlow died in Halifax, Nova Scotia, [Canada] on June 13, 1813. Lieutenant Ludlow is interred, together with Captain James Lawrence and Lawrence's widow, in the graveyard of Trinity Church in Manhattan, New York City

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 2 March 2022
    Ludlow 118k Underway during the middle or later 1920s, following conversion to a light minelayer. Despite having been designated DM-10 in July 1920, Ludlow still wears her old destroyer bow number ("112"), along with the Mine Force emblem
    Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1969
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 67606
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01CDR Martin Kellogg Metcalf, USN - USNA Class of 1903
    Awarded the Navy Cross (1918) and the Legion of Merit (1945) - Retired as Rear Admiral
    23 December 1918
    02LCDR Henry Kent Hewitt, USN - USNA Class of 1907
    Awarded two Navy Crosses (1918/1943), two Army Distinguished Service Medals (1942/1944), and two Navy Distinguished Service Medals (1942/1943) - Retired as Admiral
    June 1919 - November 1919
    03CDR George Mastick Ravenscroft, USN - USNA Class of 1907
    Awarded the Legion of Merit - Retired as Captain
    November 1919
    04CDR Henry Atwood Orr, USN1920
    05LCDR Reuben Lindsay Walker, USN - USNA Class of 1906
    Awarded the Navy Cross (1918) - Retired as Commander
    15 October 1921
    06CDR George Vandenburgh Stewart, USN - Awarded the Legion of Merit (1945)
    Retired as Captain
    1 March 1924
    07CDR Harold Jones, USN22 January 1926 - 1928
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Bill Gonyo

    View the Ludlow (DM-10)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    NavSource Destroyer Pages, USS Ludlow (DD-112)

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