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Tracy (DM 19)
ex-DD-214



Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Jig - Love

Clemson Class Destroyer/Tracy Class Light Minelayer:

  • Laid down 3 April 1919 at William Cramp and Sons' Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA
  • Launched 13 August 1919
  • Commissioned USS Tracy, Destroyer No. 214, 9 March 1920
  • Designated DD-214, 17 July 1920
  • Reclassified as a Light Minelayer, DM-19, 30 June 1937
  • Decommissioned 19 January 1946 at New York
  • Struck from the Navy Register 7 February 1946
  • Sold for scrap in May 1946 to Northern Metals Co. of Philadelphia, PA.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,190 t.(lt), 1,308 t.(fl)
  • Length 314' 4"
  • Beam 30' 10"
  • Draft 9' 10"
  • Speed 35.8 kts.
  • Complement 132
  • Armament: Four 4"/50 mounts, one 3"/23 gun mount and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Four White-Forster boilers, two 27,000shp Parsons geared turbines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Tracy 97k Sicard (DM 21), Tracy, Preble (DM 20) and Pruitt (DM 22) Jon Burdett
    Tracy 130k c. 1937/1940
    In Hawaiian waters
    Tracy 97k Tracy (DM-19), part of Mine Division 1, 30 July 1939
    Courtesy of Mr. Joseph Sekot
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 81003
    Mike Green

    Commanding Officers
    01CDR Lawrence Penfield Treadwell, Sr., USN9 March 1920 - February 1921
    02LCDR George Martin Baum, USNFebruary 1921 - March 1923
    03CDR William Alexander Glassford, Jr., USN - Retired as Vice AdmiralMarch 1923 - March 1924
    04CDR Hamilton Freer Glover, USN18 June 1925 - 23 August 1926
    05CDR Webb Cook Heyes, USN - Retired as Rear Admiral16 May 1927 - January 1928
    06LCDR Charles Adams Baker, USNJanuary 1928 - May 1928
    07LCDR Valentine Wood, USN15 June 1929 - 6 May 1931
    08LCDR Henry Jadwin Shields, USN6 May 1931 - 1932
    09LCDR Thomas Dashiell Ross, USN1932 - June 1934
    10LCDR Wilbur William Feineman, USNJune 1934 - February 1936
    11CDR Robert Bruce Crichton, USN1937 - July 1939
    12LCDR John Harold Sides, USN - Retired as AdmiralJuly 1939 - November 1940
    13LCDR George Richardson Phelan, USN - Retired as Rear AdmiralNovember 1940 - 1 April 1942
    14CDR John Leon Collis, USN1 April 1942 - 1 October 1943
    15CDR William Julius Richter, USN1 October 1943 - 15 November 1943
    16LCDR Clayton Hays Raney, USN15 November 1943 - 12 January 1945
    17LCDR Richard Edward Carpenter, USNR12 January 1945 - November 1945
    18LT Joseph Paul Murphy, Jr., USNRNovember 1945 - 16 January 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    View the Tracy (DM-19)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    NavSource Destroyer Pages, USS Tracy (DD-214)
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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