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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
Laid down by Mare Island Navy Yard January 15 1919.
Launched August 12 1919 and commissioned May 12 1920.
Reclassified AG-95 March 31 1945.
Decommissioned November 5 1945.
Stricken November 28 1945.
Fate Broken up for scrap at Philadelphia Navy Yard in 1946.

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Litchfield 56kJohn R. Litchfield, born 07 March 1899 at Flanagan, Illinois, died 15 September 1918 near Thiacourt, France. As a Navy pharmacist’s mate serving with the 6th Regiment, USMC, he displayed exceptional bravery in treating the wounded while under shellfire. He was killed attempting to remove a casualty from a frontline trench and posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.Robert M. Cieri/Anne Morrison
USS Litchfield (DD-336)
Litchfield 115kUndated, location unknown. (L-R) USS Altair (AD-11), USS Marcus (DD-321), unidentified USS Sloat (DD-316), unidentified, unidentified and USS Litchfield (DD-336), NARA # 80G410474.Daniel Dunham
Litchfield 65kUndated, USS Bainbridge (DD-246) and USS Litchfield (DD-336) alongside the USS Denebola (AD-12) in Constantinople, Turkey.Paul Rebold
Litchfield 128kLaunched at Mare Island August 12 1919.Ed Zajkowski
Litchfield 70kPhoto #: NH 77258: The USS Cuyama (AO-3) with twelve destroyers tied up alongside, during the early 1920s. The ships present include (from left to right): USS Jacob Jones (DD-130); USS Hull (DD-330); USS Thompson (DD-305); USS Corry (DD-334); USS Kennedy (DD-306); USS Reno (DD-303); USS Cuyama (AO-3; USS Stoddert (DD-302); USS Yarborough (DD-314); USS Sloat (DD-316); USS Litchfield (DD-336); USS Shubrick (DD-268); USS Young (DD-312); Courtesy of Mrs. C.R. DeSpain, 1973. From the scrapbooks of Fred M. Butler. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fabio Peña
Litchfield 186kCirca the 1920s or early 1930s, location unknown.Paul Rebold/Robert Hurst
Litchfield 84kNavy Photo A-23-20, broadside view of USS Litchfield (DD 336) in the Mare Island channel (Napa River) on 29 June 1920.Fabio Peña
Litchfield 138kDestroyers refitting at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California View taken circa 1921-22. Many of these ships are being modified to place the after 4"/50 gun atop an enlarged after deckhouse. Ships present include (listed from the foreground): USS Lamberton (DD-119); unidentified destroyer; USS Breese (DD-122); USS Radford (DD-120); unidentified destroyer; USS Elliot (DD-146); USS Tarbell (DD-142); USS Yarnall (DD-143); USS Delphy (DD-261); USS McFarland (DD-237); USS Litchfield (DD-336); USS Kennison (DD-138); USS Lea (DD-118); and two unidentified destroyers. Collection of Rear Admiral Ammen Farenholt, USN (MC), 1932. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Litchfield 298kUSS Litchfield (DD-336) at Smyrna, Turkey on 13 September 1922: As part of Destroyer Division 39 commanded Rear Admiral Mark L. Bristol, Litchfield helped to evacuate 262,000 Greek and Armenian refugees from the fire that started raging then. International Newsreel - (December 1922). "Views of Smyrna—A Pictorial". Asia—the American Magazine on the Orient 22 (12): 958. New York, United States: Asia Publishing Company.Robert Hurst
Litchfield 89kUSS Litchfield (DD-336) in drydock at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, circa October-November 1923. The bow of USS Reno (DD-303) is visible at right. Note Litchfield's depth charge racks and propeller guards. Courtesy of ESKC Joseph L. Aguillard, USNR, 1969. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
171kAnother view of Litchfield (DD-336) in drydock at New York, 1923.Dave Wright
Litchfield 101kHMS Exeter (British Heavy Cruiser, 1931) -- by the check mark in Balboa Harbor, Panama Canal Zone, 24 April 1934. Several U.S. Navy ships are also present, among them (from the front) USS Melville (AD-2) with USS Zane and another destroyer alongside; USS Medusa (AR-1); USS Litchfield (DD-336) and another destroyer; and USS Truxtun (DD-229) and another destroyer. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Litchfield 301kBalboa Harbor, Panama Canal Zone. Aerial photograph taken 23 April 1934, with U.S. Fleet cruisers and destroyers moored together. Ships present include (left to right in lower left): USS Elliot (DD-146); USS Roper (DD-147); USS Hale (DD-133); USS Dorsey (DD-117); USS Lea (DD-118); USS Rathburne (DD-113); USS Talbot (DD-114); USS Waters (DD-115); USS Dent (DD-116); USS Aaron Ward (DD-132); USS Buchanan (DD-131); USS Crowninshield (DD-134); USS Preble (DD-345); and USS William B. Preston (DD-344). (left to right in center): USS Yarnall (DD-143); USS Sands (DD-243); USS Lawrence (DD-250); (unidentified destroyer); USS Detroit (CL-8), Flagship, Destroyers Battle Force; USS Fox (DD-234); USS Greer (DD-145); USS Barney (DD-149); USS Tarbell (DD-142); and USS Chicago (CA-29), Flagship, Cruisers Scouting Force. (left to right across the top): USS Southard (DD-207); USS Chandler (DD-206); USS Farenholt (DD-332); USS Perry (DD-340); USS Wasmuth (DD-338); USS Trever (DD-339); USS Melville (AD-2); USS Truxtun (DD-229); USS McCormick (DD-223); USS MacLeish (DD-220); USS Simpson (DD-221); USS Hovey (DD-208); USS Long (DD-209); USS Litchfield (DD-336); USS Tracy (DD-214); USS Dahlgren (DD-187); USS Medusa (AR-1); USS Raleigh (CL-7), Flagship, Destroyers Scouting Force; USS Pruitt (DD-347); and USS J. Fred Talbott (DD-156); USS Dallas (DD-199); (four unidentified destroyers); and USS Indianapolis (CA-35), Flagship, Cruisers Scouting Force. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Fabio Peña
Litchfield 624kUSS Litchfield (DD-336) underway sometime before World War II. Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 67612Robert Hurst
Litchfield 47kPhoto #: NH 99570, USS Litchfield (DD-336) underway at Ketchikan, Alaska, during the mid-1930s. Photographed by Schaller, Ketchikan. Collection of Rear Admiral Elmer E. Duval, Sr.. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Litchfield 103kAlaskan waters December 15, 1936.Marc Piché
Litchfield 160kThe officers and crew of the USS Litchfield (DD 336) as seen in the May 1939 issue of "Our Navy".Darryl Baker
Litchfield 193kPearl Harbor Navy Yard, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii. Vertical aerial view of the drydock area, 28 July 1942. Floating drydock YFD-2 is at left, with USS Alywin (DD-355) inside. Small drydock in center holds USS Growler (SS-215) and USS Nautilus (SS-168). USS Litchfield (DD-336) and an ARD floating drydock are in Drydock # 2, in right center. Drydock # 1, at right, contains USS West Virginia (BB-48). Submarines partially visible alongside 1010 Dock, in the extreme upper right, are Trout (SS-202) and Pollack (SS-180). Note anti-torpedo nets and booms protecting this area. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of The Honorable James V. Forrestal. Fred Weiss
Litchfield 144kUSS Litchfield (AG-95, formerly DD-336) At the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania on 5 November 1945, the day she was decommissioned. USS Sicard (AG-100, formerly DD-346) is inboard of Litchfield. The civilian harbor craft Neshannock, of Philadelphia, is outboard. A cruiser's stern is at right. Note the bright color line down the middle of Litchfield's superstructure face, marking the division between the two different camouflage schemes painted on her: probably Measure 21 on the starboard side; probably Measure 22, or possibly Measure 12, on her port side. Photographed by Ted Stone. Courtesy of Ted Stone, 1980. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 91503.Robert Hurst
Litchfield 127kUSS Sicard (AG-100, formerly DD-346) At the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania on 5 November 1945, about two weeks before she was decommissioned. USS Litchfield (AG-95, formerly DD-336) is outboard of Sicard. The stern of USS Stringham (DD-83) is visible at the extreme left. Note that Litchfield is painted in two different camouflage schemes: Measure 22 on her port side; and Measure 21 on the starboard side. Photographed by Ted Stone. Courtesy of Ted Stone, 1980. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 91504.Robert Hurst
Litchfield 153kFive ex-destroyers being scrapped at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 13 March 1946. The center vessel is ex-USS Litchfield (AG-95/DD-336), having her bow removed. The other identifiable vessels are ex-USS Jouett (DD-396) and ex-USS Schley (DD-103). The Schley scrapping was completed by 29 March.
Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, George D. McDowell Collection
Mike Green

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR John Franklin McClain    May 12 1920 - Aug 25 1921

LCDR Frederick Lansing Oliver    Aug 25 1921 - Nov 15 1921

LCDR John Barclay Rhodes    Nov 15 1921 - Apr 26 1924

LCDR Alva Douglas Bernhard    Apr 26 1924 - Dec 10 1926 (Later ADM)

CDR Williams Carter Wickham    Dec 10 1926 - May 27 1927

LCDR Harry Dickinson McHenry    May 27 1927 - May 24 1930

LCDR Thomas Shine    May 24 1930 - May 31 1933

CDR Charles Turner Joy    May 31 1933 - Jul 10 1935 (Later VADM)

LCDR Glibert Corwin Hoover    Jul 10 1935 - Jun 15 1936 

LCDR Walter Ellery Moore    Jun 15 1936 - Apr 26 1939 (Later RADM)

LCDR Murvale Talcott Farrar    Apr 26 1939 - May 7 1940

LCDR William Penn McCarty    May 7 1940 - Jan 9 1941 (Later RADM)

LCDR Frank Haywood Ball    Jan 9 1941 - Dec 21 1942

LCDR James Harry Campbell    Dec 21 1942 - Aug 4 1943

LCDR John Rowland McKnight Jr.    Aug 4 1943 - Oct 10 1943 (Later RADM)

LCDR Harry Clark Maynard    Oct 10 1943 - Dec 1 1943

LCDR Albert Francis Hollingsworth    Dec 1 1943 - Dec 23 1944

LCDR Edward Lewis Holtz    Dec 23 1944 - Jul 9 1945

LT Maynard James Nathason    Jul 9 1945 - Sep 30 1945 

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