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USS TREVER (DD-339 / DMS-16 / AG-110)

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUMP

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 August 12 1919.
Launched September 15 1920 and commissioned August 3 1922.
Decommissioned January 17 1923, Recommissioned June 2 1930.
Converted to High Speed Minesweeper DMS-16 November 19 1940.
Reclassified AG-110 June 5 1945.
Decommissioned November 23 1945.
Stricken December 5 1945.
Fate Sold November 12 1946 to Boston Metals, removed November 26 1946 and broken up for scrap.

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Trever 114kBorn in Waupan, Wis., on 11 June 1885, George Arthur Trever was appointed to the Naval Academy in May 1905 and graduated on 4 June 1909. He spent the years prior to his commissioning in cruises in Pennsylvania (Armored Cruiser No. 4); Princeton (Gunboat No. 13); and Annapolis (Gunboat No. 10). Receiving the single gold stripe of an ensign while serving in Rowan (Torpedo Boat No. 8) on 5 June 1911, Trever assumed command of that vessel later that month. In September 1912, he was transferred to Farragut (Torpedo Boat No. 11); and he commanded her until early 1914, when detached to report on board Cheyenne (Monitor No. 10). Following his tour in Cheyenne, newly promoted Lt. (j.g.) Trever was ordered to H-l (Submarine No. 28), then attached to the Pacific Fleet. After a two-year tour of duty commanding H-l, he reported for duty at the Mare Island Navy Yard. In the spring of 1917, Trever reported to the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Wash., to supervise the building of N-l (Submarine No. 53), then on the ways at the Seattle Construction and Drydock Company, Seattle, Wash. N-l was commissioned on 26 September 1917 and operated put of Puget Sound until transferred to New York late in the ye ar for patrol duties in the Atlantic. In May 1918, Trever was ordered to the Fore River Shipbuilding Company, Quincy, Mass., to assist in fitting out 0-5 (Submarine No. 66). He assumed command of the new 0-boat on 9 June 1918 and received the temporary rank of lieutenant commander on 1 July 1918. On 5 October 1918, during post-commissioning trials, an explosion occurred on board O-5, in which Trever and a crewman were injured. Nine days later, at the naval hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y., on 14 October 1918, Lt. Comdr. George A. Trever died as a result of the severe and multiple injuries suffered in the shipboard tragedy.Robert M. Cieri/Bill Gonyo
Trever 103kBow view of the USS Trever and USS Wasmuth on the building ways at Mare Island Navy Yard on 2 August 1920.Darryl L. Baker
Trever 110kBow view of the USS Trever and USS Wasmuth on the building ways at Mare Island Navy Yard on 2 August 1920.Darryl L. Baker
Trever 89kUSS Trever (DD-339) ready for launching at Mare Island, 15 September 1920.Davis Wright
Trever 111kStern view of USS Trever (DD 339) and USS Decatur (DD 341) at Mare Island in March 1922.Darryl L. Baker
Trever 160kUSS Walker (DD-163), USS Trever (DD-339), USS Perry (DD-340) and USS Decatur (DD-341) at Mare Island in April 1922. Note Trever, Perry and Decatur were not in commission.Darryl L. Baker
Red Lead Row 195kRed Lead Row, San Diego Destroyer Base, California. Photographed at the end of 1922, with at least 65 destroyers tied up there. Ships present are identified as: (left to right, in the right diagonal row): Stansbury (DD-180); MacKenzie (DD-175); Renshaw (DD-176); Howard (DD-179); Gillis (DD-260); Tingey (DD-272); McLanahan (DD-264); Swasey (DD-273); Morris (DD-271); Bailey (DD-269); Tattnall (DD-125); Breese (DD-122); Radford (DD-120); Aaron Ward (DD-132) -- probably; Ramsey (DD-124); Montgomery (DD-121); and Lea (DD-118). (left to right, in the middle diagonal row): Wickes (DD-75); Thornton (DD-270); Meade (DD-274); Crane (DD-109); Evans (DD-78); McCawley (DD-276); Doyen (DD-280); Elliot (DD-146); Henshaw (DD-278); Moody (DD-277); Meyer (DD-279); Sinclair (DD-275); Turner (DD-259); Philip (DD-76); Hamilton (DD-141); Boggs (DD-136); Claxton (DD-140); Ward (DD-139); Hazelwood (DD-107) or Kilty (DD-137); Kennison (DD-138); Jacob Jones (DD-130); Aulick (DD-258); Babbitt (DD-128); Twiggs (DD-127); and Badger (DD-126). (left to right, in the left diagonal row): Shubrick (DD-268); Edwards (DD-265); Palmer (DD-161); Welles (DD-257); Mugford (DD-105); Upshur (DD-144); Greer (DD-145); Wasmuth (DD-338); Hogan (DD-178); O'Bannon (DD-177); and -- possibly -- Decatur (DD-341). (Nested alongside wharf in left center, left to right): Prairie (AD-5); Buffalo (AD-8); Trever (DD-339); and Perry (DD-340). Minesweepers just astern of this group are Partridge (AM-16) and Brant (AM-24). Nearest ship in the group of destroyers at far left is Dent (DD-116). The others with her are unidentified. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. : NH 42539 Robert Hurst
Trever 129kUSS Trever (DD 339) at sea circa 1930. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl L. Baker
Trever 212kUSS Trever (DD 339) at sea circa 1930. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl L. Baker
Trever 119kUSS Trever (DD-339) off the California coast while serving with Destroyer Division 10, Battle Force, circa 1931. Photographed by Bunnell, San Diego, California. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Trever 113kKetchikan, Alaska on June 17 1932.Kenny McIlrath
Trever 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 Peņa
Trever 103kUSS Trever (DD-339) (at left) follows USS Zane (DD-337), in the center, and USS Borie (DD-215) as they make a high speed turn at Kelp Point, off Hecate Island, during their 1937 Alaska cruise. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
As AG-110
Trever 145kUndated, location unknown.Paul Rebold
Trever 454kUSS Trever (AG-110) towing a target in the Pearl Harbor entrance channel. Photograph was from USS Denebola (AD-12). It is dated June 1944, but was probably taken a year later. Note the anti-submarine gate partially closing the channel beyond.
National Archives photo 80-G-372088
Robert Hurst

USS TREVER DD-339 / DMS-16 / AG-110 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Harold Eugene Snow    Aug 3 1922 - Jan 17 1923

(Decommissioned Jan 17 1923 - Jun 2 1930)

LCDR John Livingstone McCrea    Jun 2 1930 - May 3 1932 (Later VADM)

LCDR Robertson Jackson Weeks    May 3 1932 - May 27 1933

LCDR Moses Brownlow Byington Jr.    May 27 1933 - Jun 8 1936

LCDR Edward Francis McCartin    Jun 8 1936 - Jun 30 1938

LCDR Adolph Ernest Becker Jr.    Jun 30 1938 - Jun 15 1939

As the DMS-16

LCDR James Stuart Smith Jr.    Jun 15 1939 - Dec 17 1941

LCDR Dwight Merle Agnew    Dec 17 1941 - Feb 7 1943 (Later RADM)

LCDR Joseph Caldwell Wylie Jr.    Feb 7 1943 - Apr 24 1943 (Later RADM)

LCDR William Henry Shea Jr.    Apr 24 1943 - Jan 26 1944

LCDR Morgan Adams Jr.    Jan 26 1944 - Jul 24 1944 

LT Alfred Samuel Brengle    Jul 24 1944 - Jun 14 1945

LT Henry Lemle Phillips    Jun 14 1945 - Nov 23 1945 

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource Minesweeper Pages, USS Trever (DMS-16)
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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