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Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUMJ

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 August 11 1919 and commissioned March 1 1921.
Decommissioned June 4 1930.
Stricken November 3 1930.
Fate Broken up for scrap at Mare Island in 1931.

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Mervine 226kRear Adm. William Mervine, born 14 March 1791 at Philadelphia, Pa., was appointed midshipman in January 1809. Serving on Lake Ontario during the war of 1812, he later cruised off Africa and South America, in the West Indies and in the Pacific. While in command of Savannah during the war with Mexico, 1846-47, he led a detachment of sailors and marines against Monterey, 7 July 1847, took possession and hoisted the American flag over the city. Serving also during the Civil War, he commanded the Gulf Squadron from 6 May 1861, until obliged by ill health to give up the command 22 September 1861. He died at Utica, N.Y., 15 September 1868. Photo Digital ID: cph 3b53146, Library of Congress.Bill Gonyo
Smith 256kComposite photo of launch of Mervine, 11 August 1919, with sponsor, Miss Eileen Dolores McCarthy.Ron Reeves
Mervine 72kUndated, location unknown.David Buell
Mervine 133kU.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
Mervine 158kUSS Mervine (DD-322) circa early 1920's. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 69425.Mike Green
Mervine 102kUnderway at sea during the early 1920s, probably while conducting surface firing exercises. Note the target hung just forward of her mainmast. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker/Robert Hurst
Mervine 109kUSS Mullany (DD-325), USS Robert Smith (DD-324), USS Chase (DD-323) and USS Mervine (DD-322) in Melbourne circa 1924.Marc Piché
Mervine 168k"Dress Ship" decoration for Washington's Birthday 22 February 1924 in Target Bay, Culebra, West Indies. (L-R) Identifiable ships are from left to right: (far left) USS La Vallette (DD-315), USS Hull (DD-330), USS Sumner (DD-333), (between Hull & Noa in the background) USS Mervine (DD-322), (behind Hull) USS Mullany (DD-325), (center) S-20 (SS-125) directly behind the submarine is the flagship USS Procyon (AG-11). Robert M. Cieri
Mervine 92k1926 image at anchor, USS Mullany (DD-325) in the foreground and USS Mervine (DD-322) in the background.The family of LTJG Robert E. Miller
Mervine 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
Mervine 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

USS MERVINE DD-322 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Charlton Eugene Battle Jr.    Feb 28 1921 - Nov 28 1921 (Later COMO)

LCDR Robert Messinger Hinckley    Nov 28 1921 - Mar 5 1924

CDR Jere Hutchins Brooks    Mar 5 1924 - Jul 15 1924

LT Frederick Dodge Powers    Jul 15 1924 - Jul 28 1924

LCDR Richmond Kelly Turner    Jul 28 1924 - Apr 14 1925 (Later ADM)

LCDR Penn Leary Carroll    Apr 14 1925 - Jul 5 1926

LCDR Anton Bennett Anderson    Jul 5 1926 - Dec 14 1927

LCDR Conrad Ridgely    Dec 14 1927 - Jun 4 1930

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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