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Elliot (AG 104)
ex-DMS 4



Call sign:
Nan - Easy - Roger - Victor

ex-DD-146
ex-Destroyer No. 146



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

Wickes Class Destroyer/Dorsey Class Highspeed Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 23 February 1918 at William Cramp and Sons Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA
  • Launched 4 July 1918
  • Commissioned USS Elliot, Destroyer No. 146, 26 January 1919
  • Designated DD-146, 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned 22 May 1922 at San Diego, CA and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Recommissioned 8 February 1930
  • Reclassified as a Highspeed Minesweeper, DMS-4, 19 November 1940
  • Reclassified as a Miscellaneous Auxiliary, AG-104, 6 June 1946
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists reclassification to AG-104 as June 1945
  • Decommissioned 12 October 1946 at San Pedro, CA
  • Struck from the Naval Register 24 October 1945
  • Sold for scrap 29 January 1946.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,090 t.
  • Length 314' 5"
  • Beam 31' 4"
  • Draft 11' 4"
  • Speed 32.5 kts.
  • Complement 149
  • Armament: Three 3"/50 dual purpose mounts and one twin 40mm mount
  • Propulsion: Three White-Forster boilers, two 26,000shp New York Shipbuilding Co. (Parsons design) geared turbines, De Laval single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Elliot 166k Plan view, aft, taken from a crane at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 27 October 1942. Circles mark recent alterations to the ship.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 98640
    Naval Historical Center
    Elliot 169k Plan view, forward, taken from a crane at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 27 October 1942. Circles mark recent alterations to the ship.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 98643
    Elliot 66k Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 29 October 1942.
    Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1975.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 83216
    Elliot 78k Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 29 October 1942.
    U.S. Navy photos NH 98639, NH 98640 and NH 98641
    Elliot 86k
    Elliot 84k

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Ernest Ludolph Gunther, USN Retired as Rear Admiral26 January 1919
    02LCDR Glenn Albert Smith, USN8 February 1930 - 2 June 1931
    03LCDR John Raymond Sullivan, USN2 June 1931
    04LCDR Homer Howard Hobson Harrison, USN1934
    05LCDR Cyril Alfred Rumble, USN1936
    06LCDR Albert Livingston Toney, USN1938
    07CDR Carl Wright Brewington, USN1940
    08LCDR Carroll Dayne Reynolds, USN1941 - August 1942
    09LCDR Daniel J. Wagner, USN Retired as Rear AdmiralAugust 1942 - 1 January 1943
    10LCDR Henry Mullins, Jr., USN1 January 1943 - 30 Novvember 1943
    11LCDR Joseph Ignatius Manning, USN1 April 1944 - 3 November 1944
    12LCDR Thurston Barnes Morton, USN3 November 1944 - 10 June 1945
    06LT William A. Smith, USN10 June 1945 - 12 October 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    View the Elliot (DMS-4)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    NavSource Destroyer Pages, USS Elliot (DD-146)
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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