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USS SICARD (DD-346 / DM-21 / AG-100)

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUPL

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 Bath Iron Works, Bath Me. June 18 1919.
Launched April 20 1920 and commissioned June 9 1920.
Converted to Light Mine Layer DM-21 June 30 1937.
Reclassified AG-100 June 5 1945.
Decommissioned November 21 1945.
Stricken December 19 1945.
Fate Sold June 22 1946 to Hugo Neu, New York and broken up for scrap.

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Montgomery Sicard was born in New York on 30 September 1836 and was appointed midshipman on 1 October 1851. After graduation from the Naval Academy in 1855, he served in the Home and East India squadrons until the outbreak of the Civil War.During the war, he served in the West Gulf Blockading Squadron, participating in the capture of New Orleans late in April 1862 and the passage of the Vicksburg batteries in June 1862. Sicard later commanded Seneca during the assaults on Fort Fisher in December 1864 and January 1865. After the war he commanded the Pensacola from 1868 to 1869 followed by the Saginaw from 1869 to 1871 assigned to the North Pacific Squadron. His next ship command found him assigned to the North Atlantic Squadron aboard the Swatara from 1877 to 1878 cruising in Atlantic and Caribbean waters. His command duty afloat alternated with ordnance duty in Washington and New York until he became Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance from 1881 to 1890. Sicard commanded the Amphitrite Class Monitor Miantonomah (BM-5)from October 1891 to November 1893 with a compliment of 12 officers and a crew of 136 men. In 1897, he was promoted to Rear Admiral and took command of the North Atlantic Squadron but was forced to relinquish his command at the outbreak of the Spanish-American War due to ill health. Upon his partial recovery, he was placed in charge of the Board of Strategy and took an important part in guiding the conduct of the war. Rear Admiral Sicard retired on 30 September 1898 and died at Westernville, N.Y., on 14 September 1900. Photo#: NH 45388, Commodore Montgomery Sicard, USN (1836-1900) taken circa the 1890s. U.S.Naval Historical Center Photograph.Bill Gonyo
Sicard 210kUSS Sicard (DD-346) underway, date and location unknown. From a postcard postmarked at San Diego 4 September 1928, but taken circa 1920, as her hull number lacks the black highlighting.Dave Wright
Sicard 105kUndated, directly South of Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, California.Jon Burdett / Ed Stuckrath
Sicard 145kUndated, USS Perry (DD-341) is alongside of USS Sicard (DD-346) transiting the Panama Canal.Darryl Baker
Sicard 162kUSS Sicard (DD 346) in Dewey dry dock in 1927. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Sicard 51kUSS John D. Ford (DD-228), USS Sicard (DD-346), USS Pruitt (DD-347), USS Decatur (DD-341), USS Preble (DD-345), USS Pope (DD-225), USS Bulmer (DD-222), USS Simpson (DD-221) and USS McCormick (DD-223) in Manila Harbor, November 16 1928.Carl Ross
Sicard 69kCirca early 1930s.Marc Piché
Sicard 144kThe Sicard was converted to DM-21 in June 1937. This image shows her still wearing hull nimber 346 but the caption reads she is a Light Minelayer.Robert M. Cieri
Sicard 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: probably Measure 22, or possibly Measure 12, on her port side; and probably 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

USS SICARD DD-346 / DM-21 / AG-100 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LT James Kepler Davis    Jun 9 1920 - Jun 18 1920

LCDR Gratton Colley Dichman    Jun 18 1920 - Jan 17 1921

LCDR Francis Arthur Laroche    Jan 17 1921 Aug 14 1921

CDR Wolcott Ellsworth Hall    Aug 14 1921 - Nov 13 1922

LCDR Ames Loder    Nov 13 1922 - Apr 10 1923

LCDR Lewis Wells Comstock    Apr 10 1923 - Jun 25 1924

LCDR Robert Emmitt Rogers    Jun 25 1924 - Jun 15 1926

LCDR Elliott Bodley Nixon    Jun 15 1926 - Oct 15 1928

LT Philip Law Emerson    Oct 15 1928 - Aug 25 1929 (XOIC)

LCDR Albert Roscoe Mack    Aug 25 1929 - Jun 6 1931

LCDR Leonard Paul Wessell    Jun 6 1931 - Jun 6 1932

LCDR Edward Paul Sauer    Jun 6 1932 - Jun 8 1934

LCDR Thomas Green Peyton    Jun 8 1934 - Jun 10 1935

LCDR Paul Rowe Coloney    Jun 10 1935 - Jun 21 1925

LCDR Robert Barber Twining    Jun 21 1935 - Mar 30 1936

LCDR John Damian Murphy    Mar 30 1936 - May 1939

As the DM-21

LCDR Arthur Marion Townsend    May 1939 - Mar 15 1941

LCDR William Christian Schultz    Mar 15 1941 - Jan 1 1943

CDR William Julius Richter    Jan 1 1943 - Aug 24 1943

LCDR John Vavasour Noel Jr.    Aug 24 1943 - Mar 12 1944

LT James Warren Botten    Mar 12 1944 - Apr 27 1945

LT Albert George Fenley    Apr 27 1945 - Nov 21 1945

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource Minesweeper Pages, USS Sicard (DM-21)
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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