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Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUNX

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; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 114
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Shipbuilding, Squantum Ma. on June 3 1919.
Launched September 21 1919 and commissioned December 8 1919.
Decommissioned May 1 1930.
Stricken October 22 1930.
Fate Sold in a block buy to Boston Metals, Baltimore, MD at 5,789.00 each.

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Case 98kBorn in Newburgh, N.Y., 3 February 1812, Augustus Ludlow Case was appointed midshipman in 1828 and attained the rank of rear admiral 24 May 1872. He participated in the Wilkes Expedition of 1837-42 which explored the South Seas and discovered the Antarctic Continent; the Mexican War, 1846-48, when with 25 men he held the town of Palisada against the Mexican cavalry for two weeks to block the escape of General Santa Ana; and the Paraguay Expedition of 1859. In the Civil War he was Fleet Captain of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron in its capture of Forts Clark and Hatteras in August 1861, and commanded Iroquois in the blockade of New Inlet, N.C. From 1869 to 1873 he was Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance, and from 1873 to 1875, commanded the European Squadron and the combined European, North and South Atlantic Fleet assembled at Key West in 1874. Retired in 1875, Admiral Case died in Washington 16 February 1893.Bill Gonyo
Case 108kUSS Toucey (DD-282) and USS Case (DD-285) in the Panama Canal, undated. From the John Dickey collection.Ed Zajkowski
Case 71kCirca 1920, location unknown. Note the ship's name painted on the side of her hull amidships. Naval Historical Center photo NH55053.Daniel Dunham/Robert Hurst
Case 78kUndated port bow view of the USS Case (DD-285) anchored at Belfast, Northern Ireland on February 8, 1926. Source: Imperial War Museum Belfast Telegraph Collection, Photo No. IWM (HU 107167).Mike Green


Christmas dinner menu for 1926 at Villefranche.Tony Cowart

USS CASE DD-285 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Charles Sheriden Joyce    Dec 8 1919 - Jan 1 1920
CDR William Edgar Eberle    Jan 1 1920 - Aug 1 1922
LCDR Schamyl Cochran    Aug 1 1922 - Jul 2 1923
John Morton Poole III    Jul 2 1923 - Jul 6 1923
CDR Arthur Byron Cook    Jul 6 1923 - Jun 30 1924 (Later ADM)
CDR Frank Robert Berg    Jun 30 1924 - Jun 14 1926
LCDR James Alexander Logan    Jun 14 1926 - Jun 24 1927 (Later COMO) 
LCDR Richard Lansing Conolly    Jun 24 1927 - Sep 15 1927 (Later ADM)
LT Clarence Vaille Lee    Sep 15 1927 - May 1 1930

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