|USS Bell (DD-95)|
|Namesake:||Henry H. Bell|
|Builder:||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts|
|Laid down:||16 November 1917|
|Launched:||20 April 1918|
|Commissioned:||31 July 1918|
|Decommissioned:||21 June 1922|
|Struck:||25 January 1937|
|Fate:||Sold, 18 April 1939|
|Class & type:||Wickes class destroyer|
|Length:||314 ft 5 in (95.83 m)|
|Beam:||31 ft 9 in (9.68 m)|
|Draft:||9 ft 2 in (2.79 m)|
|Speed:||35 knots (65 km/h)|
|Complement:||122 officers and enlisted|
|Armament:||4 × 4" (102 mm), 12 × 21" (533 mm) torpedo tubes|
History[edit | edit source]
Bell was launched 20 April 1918 by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts; sponsored by Mrs. Josephus Daniels, wife of the Secretary of the Navy, Josephus Daniels, and commissioned 31 July 1918, Lieutenant Commander D. L. Howard in command.
From August to November 1918 Bell convoyed troop ships across the North $3 and in December formed part of the escort for George Washington carrying President Woodrow Wilson from New York to Brest, France. Bell continued serving with the Atlantic Fleet until placed in reserve in June 1920. She was decommissioned at Portsmouth Navy Yard 21 June 1922. Bell remained out of commission until August 1936 when she was declared in excess of the limits imposed by the London Naval Treaty of 1930 and reduced to a hulk. She was subsequently sold.
References[edit | edit source]
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
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