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USS McCall (DD-28)
USS McCall (DD-28)
USS McCall (DD-28)
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Name: USS McCall (DD-28)
Namesake: Edward McCall
Builder: New York Shipbuilding Company
Laid down: 22 March 1909
Launched: 9 April 1910
Commissioned: 18 November 1910
Decommissioned: 5 December 1919
Struck: 8 March 1935
Fate: Transferred to United States Coast Guard
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Name: USCGD McCall (CG-14)
Commissioned: 17 June 1925
Decommissioned: 12 August 1930
Fate: Sold for scrap after transfer back to United States Navy.
General characteristics
Class & type: Paulding-class destroyer
Displacement: 742 tons
Length: 293 ft 11 in (89.59 m)
Beam: 26 ft 11 in (8.20 m)
Draft: 8 ft 4 in (2.54 m)
Propulsion: direct drive turbines, 3 screws, 12,000 shp[1]
Speed: 29.5 kn (33.9 mph; 54.6 km/h)
Complement: 83 officers and enlisted
Armament: 4 × 3 in (76 mm)/50 cal guns, 4 × 18 in (460 mm) torpedo tubes

USS McCall (DD-28) was a Paulding-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War I and later in the United States Coast Guard, designated CG-14. She was the first ship named for Edward McCall.

McCall was laid down on 8 June 1909 by the New York Shipbuilding Company, Camden, New Jersey, launched on 4 June 1910, sponsored by Miss Jessie Willits, and commissioned on 23 January 1911, Lieutenant Commander J. T. Tomkins in command.

United States NavyEdit

Attached to the Torpedo Flotilla, Atlantic Fleet, McCall operated along the Atlantic coast, primarily out of Newport, Rhode Island and the Chesapeake Bay area. Each winter found her with the fleet in Cuban waters for maneuvers.

In 1916, McCall made Neutrality Patrols off New York and along the New England coast. On 14 June 1917, following overhaul at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she steamed to New York to escort a troop convoy to Europe. The destroyer continued escort duties in the western Atlantic until January 1918, when she sailed for Queenstown, Ireland. Arriving there on 22 February, she provided escort and rescue services until 16 December.

Upon return to the United States in January 1919, she resumed east coast operations until decommissioning at Philadelphia on 12 December 1919 and placed in the reserve fleet.

United States Coast GuardEdit

McCall was transferred to the United States Coast Guard on 7 June 1924 and commissioned into service 17 June 1925 after after a lengthy overhaul. Stationed at New London, Connecticut, she was part of the Rum Patrol. The Coast Guard decommissioned her 12 August 1930.[1] She was returned to the Navy on 18 October 1930, and was scrapped and sold on 2 May 1934, in accordance with the London Naval Treaty.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Canney, pp 91-92
  • Canney, Donald L. (1995). U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790–1935. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland. ISBN 978-1-55750-101-1. 

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