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Displacement 1,072 Tons, Dimensions, 305' 3" (oa) x 31' 2" x 10' 6" (Max)
Armament 4 x 4"/50, 8 x 18" tt..
Machinery, 16,000 SHP; Direct Drive Turbines With Triple Expansion Cruising Engines, 2 screws
Speed, 29.5 Knots, Crew 98.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bath Iron Works, Bath Me. on May 1 1912.
Launched May 20 1913 and commissioned August 9 1913.
Placed in reserve at Philadelphia June 18 1919 and berthed
with the reserve fleet until reactivated February 14 1921.
Cassin returned to Philadelphia and decommissioned on June 7 1922
and berthed with the reserve fleet until loaned to the Coast Guard As
CG-1 on June 7 1924 and was returned June 30 1933.Cassin lost her
name to new construction November 1 1933.
Stricken July 5 1934.
Fate Sold to Michael Flynn, Brooklyn, NY August 22 1934 and broken up for scrap.

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Cassin 38kBorn in Philadelphia, 16 February 1783, Stephen Cassin entered the Navy as a midshipman in 1800, and served in Philadelphia in the West Indies during the latter part of the war with France. In the war of 1812, he commanded Ticonderoga in the Battle of Lake Champlain and was awarded a gold medal for bravery by Congress. Captain Cassin died in Washington, D.C., 29 August 1857.Bill Gonyo
Cassin 34kUndated, location unknown.David Buell
Cassin 54kUndated, men on the deck of the Destroyer Cassin. George Hoffman, the man in the center background, was one of the men cited for special service when the Cassin was struck by a torpedo. Double torpedo tubes are shown at the left.Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center
Cassin 131kUSS Cassin (DD 43) date and place unknown., Photo from collection of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Cassin 100kPhoto #: NH 85774, USS Cummings (Destroyer # 44) and USS Cassin (Destroyer # 43) fitting out at the Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, in 1913. Halftone reproduction, published on a color-tinted postal card. Courtesy of Commander Donald J. Robinson, USN(MSC), 1977. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Cassin 136kUSS Cassin (DD-43) running trials in late 1913. Source: Naval History History and Heritage Command; Photo No. NH 55054.Mike Green
Cassin 176kU.S.S. Cassin,October 15 1917, Osmund K. Ingram, Gunnerís Mate 1st Class, U.S. Navy, lost his life when the CASSIN was torpedoed. When he saw the German torpedo coming he realized the hit would be near the stern of the CASSIN and he made an effort to release the depth charge before it occurred, but was not successful and gave his life in trying to save his ship and shipmates. Ingram was awarded the Medal of Honor, posthumously. Painted by Charles B.Falls Published by A.R. Bourges, N.Y. (Property of the Bureau of Navigation) Supplement Public Ledger, Sunday, March 18, 1923 Painting commissioned by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Navigation to commemorate heroic actions in the War.Tommy Trampp
Cassin 24kThe Cassin was struck by a torpedo, on October 16, 1917, although badly disabled, the Cassin remained afloat, fired several shells at the submarine, and made port under her own steam.Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center
Cassin 40kA series of three views of the damage sustained 16 October, 1917 from a torpedo launched from U-61. National Archives, Record Group 19-N.Tracy White
Cassin 86kAs above.Tracy White
Cassin 47kAs above.Tracy White
Cassin 204kShowing damage to USS Cassin (DD-43) after being torpedoed on October 15, 1917 by U-61. The Cassin is under repair in England. Source: Naval History History and Heritage Command; Photo No. NH 55058.Mike Green
Cassin 215kView from inside the hull of USS Cassin (DD-43), looking aft, showing damage received when Cassin was torpedoed by SMS U-61 south of Ireland on 15 October 1917. Photographed in drydock in England, where she was repaired. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 61853.Mike Green
Cassin 122kUSS Cassin (Destroyer # 43) Moored alongside another U.S. Navy destroyer, at Queenstown, Ireland, circa 1918. She is painted in "Dazzle" type camouflage. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 795.Joe Radigan/Robert Hurst
Cassin 184kUSS Cassin (DD 43) Circa 1918. Photo from collection of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Cassin 128kCirca 1919, the USS Cassin (DD-43) and unidentified sisters are anchored in the Azores Islands about the time of the Navy's transatlantic flight attempt. US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 1984/041.001.002.Mike Green
Cassin 81kAs seen from the forecastle of the USS Cassin (DD-43), a NC-4 aircraft fades into the distance in May, 1919. The Cassin was serving as a station ship for the Navy aircraft's transatlantic flight. US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 19884.041.001.067.Mike Green
Cassin 137kCoast Guard destroyers Tucker (left) and the Cassin (right) at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on Coast Guard service during the Prohibition Era, from the Official Coast Guard Website.Mike Green
Cassin 37kUndated on Coast Guard service.Paul Rebold
Cassin 64k1926, on Coast Guard service during the Prohibition Era, from the Official Coast Guard Website.Mike Green

USS CASSIN DD-43 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Harris L. Laning    Aug 9 1913 - Apr 28 1914 (Later ADM)
LCDR Ernest Joseph King    Apr 28 1914 - Jun 29 1914 (Later FADM)
CDR Walter Newhall Vernou    Jun 29 1914 - Dec 5 1917 (Later RADM)
CDR Abram Claude    Dec 5 1917 - Jan 20 1919
CDR Charles Conway Hartigan    Jan 20 1919 - Apr 12 1919 (Later RADM)
CDR Charles Sylvanus Kerrick    Apr 12 1919 - Apr 25 1920
LCDR Earl Ames McIntyre    Apr 25 1920 - Aug 14 1921
CDR Arthur Wesley Sears    Aug 14 1921 - Nov 23 1921
LT Clifton Enyart Denny    Nov 23 1921 - Jun 7 1922
(Decommissioned June 7 1922 - Nov 1926)     
Under Coast Guard command
LCDR Frederick August Zeusler (USCG)    Nov 1926 - Sep 1927 (Later RADM)
LCDR Wilfred Neville Derby (USCG)    Sep 1927 - Nov 1930 (Later VADM)
LCDR Merlin O'Neill (USCG)    1932 - Jun 1933 (Later VADM)

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