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Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUML

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 June 3 1919.
Launched July 9 1920 and commissioned March 29 1921.
Decommissioned May 1 1930.
Stricken November 30 1930.
Fate Sold March 19 1931 and broken up for scrap.

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Mullany 157kRobert Madison Mullany, born in New York City 26 October 1818, was appointed midshipman 7 January 1832 and took part in the capture of Tobasco during the Mexican War. He served with the North Atlantic and West Gulf Blockading Squadrons during the Civil War, and received the thanks of Congress for gallantry in the Battle of Mobile Bay, where he lost an arm. As rear admiral he commanded the North Atlantic Station (1874-75), protecting American interests on the Isthmus of Panama. He died at Bryn Mawr, Pa., 17 September 1887. Photo #: NH 52769. Group of U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Officers, circa 1866-1867, these officers are identified in the original captions as: (Seated, left to right): Captain J.R. Madison Mullany, USN; and Commander Henry A. Adams, Jr., USN. (Standing, left to right): Unidentified Lieutenant Commander; Lieutenant Commander Rush R. Wallace, USN; Paymaster Horace P. Tuttle, USN; Lieutenant Commander Alexander S. MacKenzie, USN; and First Lieutenant Richard S. Collum, USMC. Note: These identifications should be approached with caution. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Bill Gonyo
Mullany 99kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Mullany 76kUSS Mullany (DD-325) steaming past the battle fleet, during the 1920s. Courtesy of Lieutenant Gustave Freret. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 74646 Mike Green
Mullany 137kUnderway, circa 1921. Note the large target hung immediately forward of the ship's mainmast, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker/Robert Hurst
Mullany 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
Mullany 90kUndated port bow view of the USS Mullany (DD-325) anchored off Melbourne, Australia. Original photo by Allan C. Green.
State Library Victoria, Photo No. H91.325/419
Mike Green
Mullany 103kUndated starboard quarter vie of view of the USS Mullany (DD-325) anchored off Melbourne, Australia. Original photo by Allan C. Green.
State Library Victoria, Photo No. H91.325/420
Mike Green
Mullany 142kUSS Mullany (DD-325) at anchor off Melbourne, Australia, 1925. Original photo by Allan C. Green. Courtesy State Library of Victoria, Australia.Robert Hurst
Mullany 95kUSS Mullany (DD-325), USS Robert Smith (DD-324) and USS Chase (DD-323) in Melbourne circa 1925.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Mullany 109kUSS Mullany (DD-325), USS Robert Smith (DD-324), USS Chase (DD-323) and USS Mervine (DD-322) in Melbourne 1925.Marc Piché
Mullany 109kUSS Mullany (DD-325), USS Robert Smith (DD-324) and other unidentified destroyers are moored together at Melbourne, Australia during the U.S. Fleets July, 1925 visit.
State Library Victoria, Photo No. H2009.30/20
Mike Green
Mullany 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
Mullany 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
Mullany 201kColoured postcard of five Clemson class destroyer alongside their tender about 1930 . The vessels are as follows: USS Chase (DD-323), USS Mullany (DD-325), USS Selfridge (DD-320), USS Mervine (DD-322) and USS Marcus (DD-321) alongside their unidentified tender.Robert Hurst

USS MULLANY DD-325 History
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Commanding Officers
01LT Edward Breed (USNA 1915)29 March 1921 - 31 May 1921
02LCDR Josiah Ogden Hoffman Jr. (USNA 19xx)31 May 1921 - 30 December 1923
03LCDR William Ward Waddell (USNA 19xx)30 December 1923 - 02 February 1926
04LCDR Hans Ertz (USNA 19xx)02 February 1926 - 15 July 1929
05CDR Frank Delmore Manock (USNA 1914)15 July 1929 - 01 May 1930
Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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