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Anthony (DM 12)

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Easy - Vice - Sail


Wickes Class Destroyer/Stribling Class Light Minelayer:

  • Laid down 18 April 1918 by the Union Iron Works, San Francisco, CA.
  • Launched 10 August 1918
  • Commissioned USS Anthony, Destroyer No. 172, 19 June 1919
  • Designated DD-172, 17 July 1920
  • Converted to a Light Minelayer, DM-12, 16 November 1920
  • Placed out of commission, in reserve 30 June 1922 at Pearl Harbor, TH
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 December 1936
  • Sunk as a target 22 July 1937 of the California coast.


  • Displacement 1,090 t.
    1921 - 1,191 t.
  • Length 314' 4½"
  • Beam 30' 11¼"
  • Draft 9' 2"
  • Speed 34 kts.
    1921 - 33.5 kts.
  • Complement 103
    1921 - 122
  • Armament: Four 4" mounts, two 1-pounders, one depth charge projector, and two depth charge tracks
    1921 - Four 4"/50 mounts and one 3"/23 dual purpose mount
  • Propulsion: Four White-Foster boilers, two 24,200shp Parsons turbines, two shafts
    1921 - Four Yarrow boilers, and two 28,050shp Curtis geared turbines.
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