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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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    Anthony 70k

    Sergeant Major William Anthony, USMC (1853-1899) was born on 27 October 1853 in Albany, New York. He served in the U.S. Army in 1875-1885, and in July of the latter year enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. During the next dozen years he had both shore and sea service and, in May 1897, became a member of the Marine Guard of the second-class battleship Maine. When that ship exploded on 15 February 1898, Private Anthony went below decks in the sinking ship to report to her Commanding Officer. For this act of bravery, he was promoted to Sergeant in April 1898. During the Spanish-American War, he served in the cruiser Detroit. His final assignment was at the New York Navy Yard's Marine Barracks. William Anthony was honorably discharged in June 1899, with the rank of Sergeant Major, and died in New York City on 24 November of that year

    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Anthony 177k Riding at anchor in the stream, off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, circa 27 June 1919
    Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1967
    U. S. Navy photo NH 57623
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