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USS ANTHONY (DD-172 / DM-12)

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Built to a different set of plans (Bethlehem) than the Wickes (Bath) the Little versions were
considered less successful than the Bath designed ships, with few remaining in service past 1936.
Displacement 1,154 Tons, Dimensions, 314' 5" (oa) x 31' 8" x 9' 10" (Max)
Armament 4 x 4"/50, 2 x 1pdr AA (1 x 3"/23AA In Some Ships), 12 x 21" tt..
Machinery, 24,200 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 103.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Union Iron Works, San Francisco on April 18 1918.
Launched August 10 1918 and commissioned July 19 1919.
Reclassified Light Minelayer DM-12 July 20 1920.
Decommissioned June 30 1922.
Stricken December 1 1936.
Fate Sunk as target off California July 22 1937.

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Anthony 77kPhoto #: NH 55479. Private William Anthony, USMC engraved portrait, published circa 1898. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Anthony 77kUSS Anthony (Destroyer # 172) At the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, on 27 June 1919, eight days after she went into commission. She is moored outboard of USS Chauncey (Destroyer # 296). U.S. Naval Historical Center PhotographFred Weiss
Anthony 66kPhoto #: NH 57623, USS Anthony (Destroyer # 172) riding at anchor in the stream, off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, circa 27 June 1919. Note her two tall masts, each with a crow's nest lookout platform, and the single searchlight mounted on an elevated platform aft of the smokestacks. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1967. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Anthony 51kPhoto #: NH 57622, USS Anthony (Destroyer # 172) at anchor, circa 1919-1921. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Tony Cowart
Anthony 48kPhoto #: NH 82919, USS Anthony (DD-172) photographed by Weidner, in Pacific Coast waters, circa 1920. The original photograph is printed on postal card stock. Donation of Captain P.R. Osborn, USN (Retired), 1974. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Anthony 64kPhoto #: NH 100414, USS Anthony (DD-172) (center) and USS Aaron Ward (DD-132) (left) photographed circa the early 1920s, probably in San Diego harbor, California. An oiler is visible behind Aaron Ward. Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1985. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart

USS ANTHONY DD-172 / DM-12 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR David Alexander Scott    Jun 19 1919 - Jun 19 1920
LT Frederick Gore Richards    Apr 4 1920 - Jan 8 1921 
LTJG Sanuel Burr Ogden    Jan 8 1921 - Jun 19 1922
LCDR Raymond Foss Frellsen    Jun 19 1922 - Jun 30 1922

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource Minesweeper Pages, USS Anthony (DM-12)
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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