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USS CHANDLER (DD-206 / DMS-9 / AG-108)

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Basic repeat Wickes Class, with 35% more fuel capacity to improve endurance problems,
designed radius was 4900 nautical miles, at 15 knots.
Displacement 1,215 Tons, Dimensions, 314' 5" (oa) x 31' 8" x 9' 10" (Max)
Armament 4 x 4"/50, 1 x 3"/23AA, 12 x 21" tt..
Machinery, 26,500 SHP; Parsons Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 114
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Cramp, Philadelphia on August 19 1918.
Launched March 19 1919 and Commissioned September 5 1919.
Decommissioned October 20 1922, Recommissioned March 31 1930.
Reclassified High Speed Minesweeper DMS-9 November 19 1940.
Reclassified Miscellaneous Auxiliary AG-108 June 5 1945.
Decommissioned November 21 1945.
Stricken December 5 1945.
Fate Sold November 18 1946 and broken up for scrap.

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Chandler 45kWilliam Eaton Chandler was born in Concord, New Hampshire, 28 December 1835, and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1854. Chandler served as Secretary of the Navy from 1882 to 1886, and as Senator from New Hampshire from 1887 to 1901. He died at Concord, 30 November 1917. Digital ID: cwpbh 05069, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.Bill Gonyo
USS Chandler (DD-206)
Chandler 151kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Chandler 203kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Chandler 88kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Chandler 107kUSS Chandler (Destroyer # 206), At anchor, November 1919. Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 55069.Robert Hurst
Chandler 101kIn Brest, France on Washington's birthday February 22 1920 from the collection of Frederick Wood.Stanley Svec
Chandler 77kPractice torpedo firing off Manila in 1920 from the Frederick Wood collection.Stanley Svec
Chandler 77kChandler (DD-206) seen west of Corregidor on 20 December 1921 during a target exercises that sank all of the A Class submarines on the Asiatic Station and all three of the B Class submarines in a three day operation. These submarines were replaced by the new S Class. Photo from private collection of Ric HedmanRic Hedman
The Fleet 301kBalboa Harbor, Panama Canal Zone. Aerial photograph taken 23 April 1934, with U.S. Fleet cruisers and destroyers moored together. Ships present include (left to right in lower left): USS Elliot (DD-146); USS Roper (DD-147); USS Hale (DD-133); USS Dorsey (DD-117); USS Lea (DD-118); USS Rathburne (DD-113); USS Talbot (DD-114); USS Waters (DD-115); USS Dent (DD-116); USS Aaron Ward (DD-132); USS Buchanan (DD-131); USS Crowninshield (DD-134); USS Preble (DD-345); and USS William B. Preston (DD-344). (left to right in center): USS Yarnall (DD-143); USS Sands (DD-243); USS Lawrence (DD-250); (unidentified destroyer); USS Detroit (CL-8), Flagship, Destroyers Battle Force; USS Fox (DD-234); USS Greer (DD-145); USS Barney (DD-149); USS Tarbell (DD-142); and USS Chicago (CA-29), Flagship, Cruisers Scouting Force. (left to right across the top): USS Southard (DD-207); USS Chandler (DD-206); USS Farenholt (DD-332); USS Perry (DD-340); USS Wasmuth (DD-338); USS Trever (DD-339); USS Melville (AD-2); USS Truxtun (DD-229); USS McCormick (DD-223); USS MacLeish (DD-220); USS Simpson (DD-221); USS Hovey (DD-208); USS Long (DD-209); USS Litchfield (DD-336); USS Tracy (DD-214); USS Dahlgren (DD-187); USS Medusa (AR-1); USS Raleigh (CL-7), Flagship, Destroyers Scouting Force; USS Pruitt (DD-347); and USS J. Fred Talbott (DD-156); USS Dallas (DD-199); (four unidentified destroyers); and USS Indianapolis (CA-35), Flagship, Cruisers Scouting Force. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Fabio Peņa
Chandler 110kPhoto #: NH 84588. Destroyer Division 18 (DesDiv 18) Commanding Officers photographed circa the last part of 1935, possibly on board USS Southard (DD-207), which was DesDiv18 flagship at the time. Those present are (left to right, seated): Lieutenant Commander Dennis L. Ryan, Commanding Officer, USS Chandler (DD-206); Commander Carleton H. Wright, Commander DesDiv 18; and Lieutenant Commander William J. Morcott, Commanding Officer, USS Southard. (left to right, standing): Lieutenant Commander Earl E. Stone, Commanding Officer, USS Long (DD-209); and Lieutenant Commander Elmer E. DuVall, Jr., Commanding Officer, USS Hovey (DD-208). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Bill Gonyo
USS Chandler (DMS-9)
Chandler 57kHigh speed minesweeper as seen in final configuration on May 23, 1945. Note squared off stern with sweeping gear mounted atop it.-
USS Chandler (AG-108)
Chandler 152kUndated, location unknown.Paul Rebold

USS CHANDLER DD-206 / DMS-9 / AG-108 History
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Commanding Officers
Chandler (DD-206)
01LCDR Francis Cogswell (USNA 1908)05 September 1919 - 10 May 1920
02CDR Isaac Foote Dortch (USNA 1905)10 May 1920 - 20 October 1922
 Decommissioned20 October 1922 - 31 March 1930
03CDR Max Burke De Mott (USNA 1909)30 April 1930 - 10 April 1932
04LCDR Robert Emmet Keating (USNA 1917)10 April 1932 - 15 July 1932
05CDR Leon Buford Scott (USNA 1915)15 July 1932 - 01 July 1933
06LCDR John Ernest Reinburg, Jr. (USNA 1916)01 July 1933 - 01 June 1934
07LCDR Dennis Leo Ryan (USNA 1916)01 June 1934 - 01 July 1936
08LCDR Carleton McGauly (USNA 1919)01 July 1936 - 14 April 1938
09LCDR William Stryker Campbell (USNA 1922)14 April 1938 - 03 June 1939
Chandler (DMS-9)
10LT Stirling Patterson Smith (USNA 1925)03 June 1939 - 12 July 1939
11LCDR Harold Herman Tiemroth (USNA 1938)12 July 1939 - 20 March 1942
12CDR Jack Sidney Dorsey (USNA 1930)20 March 1942 - 20 April 1943
13LCDR Harry LeRoy Thompson, Jr. (USNA 1934)20 April 1943 - 10 August 1944
14LT Frank Murray Murphy D-VG, USNR10 August 1944 - 01 July 1945
15LT Irvin Ungar D-VS, USNR01 July 1945 - 21 November 1945

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource Minesweeper Pages, USS Chandler (DMS-9)
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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