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Long (DMS 12)
ex-Destroyer No. 209

Call sign:
Nan - Easy - Peter - Dog

Sunk 6 January 1945

Clemson Class Destroyer/Chandler Class Highspeed Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 23 September 1918 at William Cramp and Sons' Ship and Engine Building Co., Philadelphia, PA
  • Launched 26 April 1919
  • Commissioned USS Long, Destroyer No. 209, 2 October 1919
  • Designated DD-209, 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned 30 December 1922 at San Diego, CA and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego
  • Recommissioned 29 March 1930 at San Diego
  • Reclassified and converted to a Highspeed Minesweeper, DMS-12, 19 November 1940
  • Lost to enemy action 6 January 1945 at Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands
  • Struck from the Naval Register 23 February 1945.


  • Displacement 1,190 t.(lt), 1,308 t.(fl)
  • Length 314' 4"
  • Beam 30' 10"
  • Draft 9' 10"
  • Speed 35.8 kts.
  • Complement 122
  • Armament: Four 4"/50 mounts, one 3"/23 gun mount and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Four Yarrow, Thornycroft or White-Forster boilers, two 27,000shp Cramp and Sons geared turbines, two shafts.
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    Long 183k Aft plan view of the Long at Mare Island Navy Yard on 30 October 1943 at the conclusion of her overhaul at the yard which started on 27 September 1943. The USS Trepang (SS 412) is on the building ways behind the Long
    U.S. Navy photo 7373-43
    Darryl Baker
    Long 101k Stern view of the Long off San Francisco on 30 October 1943.
    U.S. Navy photo 7404-43
    Long 152k Broadside view of the Long off San Francisco on 30 October 1943.
    U.S. Navy photo 7406-43
    Long 92k Bow on view of the Long off San Francisco on 30 October 1943.
    U.S. Navy photo 7408-43
    Long 110k Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 30 October 1943
    U.S. Navy photo 7407-43
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 107304
    Robert Hurst

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    NavSource Destroyer Pages, USS Long (DD-209)
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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