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Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUJZ

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 Steel, San Francisco April 28 1919.
Launched July 25 1919 and commissioned February 17 1921.
Decommissioned February 8 1930.
Stricken November 3 1930.
Fate Hull sold to Marine Salvage Co. September 2 1931 after being stripped at Mare Island.

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Selfridge 60kMINSY 2854-44, Rear Admiral Thomas O. Selfridge. Born 24 April 1804 died 15 Oct 1902. Namesake of destroyers USS Selfridge (DD 320) and (DD 357). He served as Commandant of Mare Island Navy Yard from 28 May 1862 until 17 Oct 1864 as a Captain and again from 3 July 1872 until 3 July 1873 as a Rear Admiral.Darryl Baker
Selfridge 37kUndated, location unknown.David Buell
Selfridge 173kU.S. Navy destroyers fitting out, At the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation's Union Plant, Potrero Works, San Francisco, California, on 1 April 1920. Ships present are (from left to right): Kidder (Destroyer # 319); Selfridge (Destroyer # 320); Chase (Destroyer # 323); Mervine (Destroyer # 322); Marcus (Destroyer # 321); LaVallette (Destroyer # 315); and Yarborough (Destroyer # 314). Photograph from the Collections of the U.S. National Archives. Photo #: 19-LC-38-L-3.Robert Hurst
Selfridge 136kSelfridge on a high speed run to Panama. The photo is entitled: "Making knots for Panama," February 1924.Robert M. Cieri
Selfridge 130kUSS Selfridge DD 320 on her way to Culebra Island in February 1924.Robert M. Cieri
Selfridge 188kUSS Selfridge (DD-320), Underway, circa the middle or later 1920s. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 1872.Robert Hurst/Paul Rebold
Selfridge 64kU.S.S. Selfridge in the upper chamber of the Pedro Miguel Locks, Panama Canal. The picture was printed on Post Card stock sometime between 1927 and 1940. It is part of the Collection of Chuk Munson.Chuk Munson
Selfridge 59kColorized photo of the Selfridge given to the Chief Engineer, William P. Bishop, following his service in the 1927 period.Roy Bishop
Selfridge 129kJune 4 1927, USS Selfridge (DD 320) with an unidentified destroyer forward of her. Photo from the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Selfridge 82kThe tender USS Melville (AD-2) with Destroyer Division 35 alongside and all are flying full colours during Navy Day in San Diego, California, 28 October 1927. From left to right are the USS MacDonough (DD-331), USS Mervine (DD-322), USS Marcus (DD-321), USS Mullany (DD-325), USS Chase (DD-323), USS Robert Smith (DD-324) and USS Selfridge (DD-320). Photo from Warship Boneyards, by Kit and Carolyn Bonner.Robert Hurst
Selfridge 179kUSS Selfridge (DD-320) May 1929. The unusual wave formation has probably been caused by the close proximity of another vessel. Photo U.S. Navy from "An Illustrated History of Destroyers of The World" by Bernard Ireland, from Chris Wright. NARA 80-G-1035021.Robert Hurst/Ed Zajkowski
Selfridge 201kColoured postcard of five Clemson class destroyer alongside their tender about 1930 . The vessels are as follows: USS Chase (DD-323), USS Mullany (DD-235), USS Selfridge (DD-320), USS Mervine (DD-322) and USS Marcus (DD-321) alongside their unidentified tender.Robert Hurst

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Allan Shannon Farquhar    Feb 7 1921 - May 10 1921
LCDR George Washburn Crosse    May 10 1921 = Jan 11 1923
Milo Frederick Draemel    Jan 11 1923 - Mar 13 1923 (Later RADM)
CDR Grafton Asbury Beall Jr.    Mar 13 1923 - Jul 11 1924
LCDR Charlton Eugene Battle Jr.    Jul 11 1924 - Oct 23 1927 (later COMO)
LCDR Norman Lloyd Kirk    Oct 23 1927 - Feb 8 1930

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Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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