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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
Paper work problem assigned the name to DD-224-291-292.
Laid down by Bethlehem Shipbuilding, Squantum Ma. on September 9 1919.
Launched October 15 1919 and commissioned December 3 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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Reid 56kSamuel Chester Reid, born in Norwich, Conn., 24 August 1783, entered the U.S. Navy in 1794. He served in Baltimore [sic; Constellation] with Commodore Truxton [sic; Truxtun] and in 1803 became master of the brig Merchant. During the War of 1812 he commanded the privateer General Armstrong and at Fayal, Azores, in 1814 engaged gunboats from British men-of-war en route to Jamaica and New Orleans. Although eventually forced to scuttle and abandon his ship, Reid's action delayed the British squadron and aided General Jackson's defense of New Orleans. He was appointed master in the Navy in 1844 and died at New York 28 January 1861.Bill Gonyo
Reid 52kUndated, location unknown.Paul Rebold
Reid 128kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Reid 103kNewspaper clipping from the Evening Public Ledger, Philadelphia on November 7 1919.Mike Mohl
Reid 104kUSS Reid (DD-292) underway circa 1922-1930. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1969. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 67855.Robert Hurst
Reid 142kThe USS Flusser (DD-289), USS Reid (DD-292) and USS Billingsley (DD-293) portside of the right bank of the Vaugava river in front of Riga Castle, Riga Latvia in July 1924.-
Reid 75kWestern Mediterranean circa 1926.Marc Piché

USS REID DD-292 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Vance Duncan Chapline    Dec 3 1919 - Oct 1920
LT Jerauld B. Wright    Oct 1920 - Feb 1921 (Later ADM)
LCDR Gerard Bradford    May 3 1921 -  Aug 31 1921
LCDR Elliott Bodley Nixon    Aug 31 1921 - Aug 14 1923
LCDR Francis Sanderson Craven    Aug 14 1923 - Dec 29 1923
LCDR Benjamin Franklin Tilley Jr.    Dec 29 1923 - Jun 7 1924
LCDR George McCall Courts    Jun 7 1924 - Jun 1 1926
CDR Charles Robert Clark    Jun 1 1926 - Dec 31 1928
LCDR Harry Paul Curley    Dec 31 1928 - May 1 1930

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