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Renamed USS Doran (DD-185)

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NVU

Built to Bath plans, built by Newport News, these Wickes versions were
slightly heavier but had a good cruising radius.
Displacement 1,213 Tons, Dimensions, 314' 5" (oa) x 31' 8" x 9' 10" (Max)
Armament 4 x 4"/50, 2 x 3"/23AA, 12 x 21" tt..
Machinery, 24,900 SHP; Direct Drive Turbines with Geared Cruising Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 101.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Newport News Shipbuilding on May 11 1918.
Launched October 19 1918 and commissioned August 27 1919.
Decommissioned July 12 1922, Bagley lost her name to new construction May 31 1935.
Renamed DD-185 Doran December 22 1939.
Recommissioned June 17 1940, Decommissioned September 23 1940.
To Britain September 23 1940, renamed HMS St.Marys (I12).
Stricken January 8 1941.
Fate Broken up for scrap in 1945.

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[1] Ensign Worth Bagley (April 6, 1874 - May 11, 1898) was a United States Navy officer during the Spanish-American War, distinguished as the only U.S. naval officer killed in action during that war. Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, he graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1895. After serving two years on the USS Montgomery, Texas, and Maine, he was made ensign, July 1, 1897. In November he was appointed inspector of the new torpedo-boat Winslow, and when she went into commission on Dec. 28, he was made her executive officer under Lieutenant J. B. Bernadou. In April 1898, the Winslow was, with the fleet, mobilized for operations in Cuban waters. On the morning of May 11 the ship went with the Hudson and the Wilmington to force the entrance to the harbor of Cárdenas. She was fired upon by one of several Spanish gunboats, and immediately there was a general engagement. The Winslow was soon disabled, and was with difficulty hauled out of range of the Spanish guns. Just as the engagement ended, Ensign Bagley and four sailors were killed by a shell.
[2] John James Doran born 6 August 1862 in Boston, Mass., enlisted in the Navy 8 February 1884 and served continuously until his death 16 February 1904 while serving as chief master-at-arms in Montgomery (Cruiser No. 9). He was awarded the Medal of Honor for extraordinary bravery and coolness under heavy fire from the enemy while cutting the cables leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Photo #: NH 45717. USS Montgomery (C-9) photographed circa 1894-99. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Bill Gonyo/Robert Hurst
Bagley 74kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Bagley 88kUndated, location unknown.Mike Mohl
Bagley 116kUSS Bagley (Destroyer # 185) anchored in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, January 1920. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 59790.Joe Radigan/Robert Hurst
Bagley 80kNew York 1919.Marc Piché

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Reuben Lindsay Walker    Aug 27 1919 - Jan 15 1920
CDR Louis Calott Farley    Jan 15 1920 - Aug 15 1920
LT Earl William Morris    Aug 15 1920 - Jul 17 1922
(Decommissioned July 12 1922 - June 17 1940)
LT Charles Lorain Carpenter    Jun 17 1940 - Sep 23 1940 (Later RADM)

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