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Rizal (DM 14)

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


Wickes Class Destroyer/Stribling Class Light Minelayer:

  • Laid down 26 June 1918 at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, CA
  • Launched 21 September 1918
  • Commissioned USS Rizal, Destroyer No. 174, 28 May 1919
  • Reclassified as a Light Minelayer, DM-14, 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned 20 August 1931 at San Diego, CA
  • Towed to Mare Island 31 August 1931 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Mare Island
  • Struck from the Naval Register 11 November 1931
  • Sold for scrap 25 February 1932.


  • Displacement 1,191 t.
    1921 - 1184 t.
  • Length 314' 4½"
  • Beam 30' 11¼"
  • Draft 9' 2"
  • Speed 34 kts.
    1921 - 33.84 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 28,960shp Curtis geared turbines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS Rizal (DD 174)
    Rizal 100k Photographed in 1919-20, prior to conversion to a minelayer
    Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1970
    U.S. Navy photos NH 71569 and NH 71570
    Naval Historical Center
    Rizal 66k
    USS Rizal (DM 14)
    Rizal 90k Photographed following conversion to a minelayer, circa 1921-30
    Courtesy of Mr. W.G. Kelly, 1970
    U.S. Navy photo NH 71946
    Naval Historical Center
    Rizal 85k In the harbor of Chefoo, China, 9 September 1928.
    U.S. Navy photos NH 64573 and NH 64572
    Rizal 56k

    Commanding Officers
    01CDR Edmund Spence Root, USN28 May 1919
    02CDR Wolcott Ellsworth Hall, USN1922
    03LCDR James Parker, Jr., USN1924
    04CDR Irving Hall Mayfield, USN1924 - 27 June 1925
    05LCDR Guy Evans Baker, USN27 June 1925 - 26 June 1926
    06CDR Schuyler Franklin Heim, USN26 June 1926 - 1928
    07LCDR Herbert Whitwell Underwood, USN - USNA Class of 191017 July 1928 - 21 May 1929
    08CDR Daniel Aloysius McElduff, USN1930
    09LCDR Lee Payne Johnson, USN1930 - 20 August 1931
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Bill Gonyo

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    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    NavSource Destroyer Pages, USS Rizal (DD-174)
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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